How to reset 2005 Nissan Pathfinder EML engine dash light ON?

Car model and year: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 T-Spec

 

Symptom:

I’ve always had one kicking about to do the EML engine dash light to find basic errors. But was asked to help clear a DPF flashing light on a family members Mazda5…..

Took it up the road, ragged in 3rd gear 4000rpm at 60mph for 5 miles so well warm and ready to go, plugged in the scanner and went through the options to force a DPF clean.. and get this all the time.

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When your Nissan check engine light stays on, it means the onboard diagnostic system of your vehicle has detected a malfunction with the way the engine is running, a problem with the emission system and in some cases, it can indicate a transmission problem. To find out the fault code a short description of the problem you can read the codes using an Nissan OBD2 code scanner.

 

Tools to use and reviews:

1.I use a Foxwell NT301. Thought I’d only use it once or twice, but I was wrong. Having your own scanner is so convenient.

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2.I use an Autel MX808 MaxiCheck which I picked up under $500 about 15 months ago. It works with any passenger car or truck with an OBD II port, but for another $99, you can get the OBD I kit which has the connectors for a number of manufacturers OBD I diagnostic ports. MK808 is the scan tool with the OBD I kit. It’s pretty nice! It’s a lot quicker than my former boss’s X431 Launch diagnostic tool and his older OTC Genesys tool. It does an all system code scan, can monitor/graph/read live datastream info, read freeze frame data, can be used to relearn throttle bodies and register TPMS sensor, relearn idle air volume, relearn steering position and a bunch of other stuff. It can update wirelessly and the updates after the first years are reasonably priced. Autel has a number of tools, both less and more expensive. This one was perfect for me and for what I do at home.

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3.I used a Nissan Consult III scan tool to read and clear the engine system codes.

1). Locate the diagnostic port under the dashboard and plug in your Nissan Consult III.

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2). Turn on ignition but do not start the engine.

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3) Allow your Consult III scanner to turn on. Press Enter to read codes.

More details at: https://youtu.be/SmpuQ1NQyA4

 

Enjoy!

 

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