Pic of the Box to turn off the "service engine light" - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old September 13th, 2011, 10:21 PM
rlynch356's Avatar
rlynch356
Status: Offline
Robert Lynch
1995 NAS
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 2,208
Pic of the Box to turn off the "service engine light"

My service engine light is on and i need to turn it off.
does anyone have a picture of good description of the box i need to push in the pin into to turn it off.

this is the reminder for service the Cat's i believe.

No codes on my read out from the ECU.
__________________
Defenders don't wear out they just need more parts.

95' D90 - daily driver..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old September 14th, 2011, 12:21 AM
Roverdoc's Avatar
Roverdoc
Status: Offline
Dan Kemper
1997 D90 SW #278
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lafayette, CA
Posts: 309
just pull the bulb out...why bother.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old September 14th, 2011, 05:39 AM
maleger
Status: Offline
Marc-Andre Leger
94D90 CDN#18 http://rover.leger.ca
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 395
Registry
It is a brown relay behind the gauges / instruments panel. I just removed the relay. As someone put it in another thread on this subject, I don't need a light to tell me when to service my D90...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old September 14th, 2011, 10:23 PM
rlynch356's Avatar
rlynch356
Status: Offline
Robert Lynch
1995 NAS
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 2,208
just to be helpful for anyone else.

the way you do this is

1) remove gauge panel (4 screws)
2) locate the brown relay labeled "emmisions control reminder" or something to that effect it is large and the only brown one on the left side of the internals of the dash
3) in the middle of the sticker on the top there is a hole that you need to insert a pick into and trip the relay (or kill it that remains to be seen)
4) test by turning on ignition and see the light go out
5) reassemble the dash (4 screws)
__________________
Defenders don't wear out they just need more parts.

95' D90 - daily driver..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 15th, 2011, 09:29 AM
GYM's Avatar
GYM
Status: Offline
Gary
97 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,062
Can anyone chime in if that is the same process for a '97?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 15th, 2011, 09:31 AM
ECR's Avatar
ECR
Status: Offline
East Coast Rover Co.
Just Defenders, nothing else.
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rockland, ME, USA
Posts: 4,614
Quote:
Originally Posted by GYM View Post
Can anyone chime in if that is the same process for a '97?
In a 97 it is down by the fuse box (not behind the dash). If you have small hands you might be able to get it out without taking the console out, but we end up taking the console out to get to it.
__________________
Email:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I do not check PMs. Call or email if you need something.

ECR is not a parts source. We are not in the mail order business.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old September 15th, 2011, 10:34 AM
GYM's Avatar
GYM
Status: Offline
Gary
97 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by ECR View Post
In a 97 it is down by the fuse box (not behind the dash). If you have small hands you might be able to get it out without taking the console out, but we end up taking the console out to get to it.
Great. Thanks, Mike.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old December 17th, 2011, 06:57 PM
BMGmotors's Avatar
BMGmotors
Status: Offline
Baird M. Gehring
1997 D90 ST #1558
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dallas, Tx.
Posts: 462
Registry
Just for anyone's reference on my '97 I found it's mounted to the back of the fuse box panel underneath the dashboard and A/C unit, so you need to unscrew the fuse box panel to get to it. I don't see how anyone could get to it without removing the console yet alone the fuse box panel. As you can see in the photo of the brown relay there seems to be actually two holes, the one on/under the LR sticker is not the one that leads to the reset button. I found, after removing and disassembling the Emission Maintenance Reminder box, that the other hole you can see in the photo just to the left of the LR logo is the one that goes to the reset button. Of course resetting it is easy as you just need to poke a small screwdriver or something of the like through the hole in order to press some sort of reset button, I found that on the first hole I tried, my screwdriver went quite a ways in which didn't seem right. With the correct hole, the reset button, or whatever it is, is not far into the relay box itself so you'll know if you hit the right one or not. The pics I believe really help explain. So that's how you reset the light in a '97, it's a bit more complicated than it sounds with lifting the console out of the way and unscrewing the fuse panel; also a bit of a PITA for a light that just comes on after 80,000mi so hopefully the local dealer can make a few hundred or more bucks! It was funny to me that they make the Service Engine Light come on after a certain amount of time like this, as my engine is relatively new!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0445.jpg
Views:	230
Size:	96.0 KB
ID:	44969   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0443.jpg
Views:	245
Size:	89.2 KB
ID:	44970  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0441.jpg
Views:	265
Size:	85.0 KB
ID:	44971  
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old December 20th, 2011, 08:24 PM
JKC
Status: Offline
John
1997 D-90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 60
Thank you for the detailed info on the 1997- pictures are great. I have been trying to find that thing for a while now. What a pain in the ass to get to - guess it will have to wait until I have another reason to take all that apart.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old December 21st, 2011, 02:16 PM
97-D90-736
Status: Offline
Nick Vogel
1997 D-90 / 2012 LR4
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 508
On my 97, I just took the relay completely out. Goofy little thing if you ask me.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old February 25th, 2012, 02:56 PM
the_eaze's Avatar
the_eaze
Status: Offline
Eric Brown
1997 Arles SW
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Carmel, CA
Posts: 214
Doing this reset right now...Thanks for the detailed write up and pics, what a help!!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old February 25th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Rosproline157's Avatar
Rosproline157
Status: Offline
Matt Oaks
1992 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 269
Registry
Agreed!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Roverdoc View Post
just pull the bulb out...why bother.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old February 25th, 2012, 09:46 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
Ill be around on Monday if you need some help with it, its a little brown box you can reset it with a paper clip
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old February 25th, 2014, 10:55 AM
RickM
Status: Offline
Rick Mabus
95 D-90 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dallas, tx, Dallas
Posts: 330
I just got into this myself, and after jacking with the relay box for an eternity, I wound up just pulling the light. As old as my truck is and as brittle as my dash is, I should have dissabled the light first anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old September 22nd, 2014, 02:16 AM
petminded's Avatar
petminded
Status: Offline
David
1995 Defender 90- Yellow- Soft Top
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 150
So for a 97 the brown box is below/behind the fuses. And for a NAS 95 it's behind the 'idiot lights'??

And is the service engine light the same as the CEL?

Mine came on after part of my exhaust cracked off just after the header and before the O2 and cat.

Will this brown box reset button do the trick?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old September 22nd, 2014, 06:53 AM
rankar's Avatar
rankar
Status: Offline
Randy
97 SW #2236 (Maggie)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 1,117
Registry
Good job. You won't pass inspection here in Connecticut if your check engine, service engine lights don't come on then turn off during engine startup.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old September 22nd, 2014, 07:14 AM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
I just do the service. Too much trouble to avoid it...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old September 22nd, 2014, 01:16 PM
petminded's Avatar
petminded
Status: Offline
David
1995 Defender 90- Yellow- Soft Top
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by rankar View Post
You won't pass inspection here in Connecticut if your check engine, service engine lights don't come on then turn off during engine startup.
Yup, same here in California.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
engine, ht, service

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
International HS2.8L Michael Defender Technical Discussions 448 April 21st, 2017 04:58 PM
Passenger Seat Box gtg067i Defender Technical Discussions 13 August 4th, 2009 09:26 AM
Help with engine not starting cbass Defender Technical Discussions 4 April 5th, 2005 12:12 PM
???still can't get the trany unbolted from the engine???? kit Defender Technical Discussions 4 October 23rd, 2003 03:20 PM
Why can't I disconect the engine from the trany? kit Defender Technical Discussions 6 October 22nd, 2003 07:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 AM.


Copyright