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Maybe I'm <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> for asking this, but a thread here about welding on the frame reminded me of this question.

Few weeks ago I was repositioning my battery - god knows how it shook loose...well I have a fair idea actually - neighbor wandered over and suggested I touch the cables together to dump any of the transient memory in the chip (something that was suggested to him). Does that (contacting the 2 cables) actually do anything for it in terms of a reset?
 

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Does your neighbor smoke crack. Or maybe he was screwing with you. Just pull the fuse to erase the codes.
 

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pull the EFI fuse <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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I work at a dealership, and we do that to help reset the keep alive memory faster. I think it drains the capacitors that power the air bags and helps the modules "power down"
I dont know if it would help much in an older efi vehicle.
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I thought I better edit this post before some moron smokes his truck....
You take the negative cable off of the battery and touch it to the positive terminal
on the battery. the positve cable stays hooked up. We only do this so we dont have to wait the 5 min. it would ordinarily take.
unless your vehicle has air bags and has networked,multiplexed processors, dont worry about it. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

[ 09-30-2001: Message edited by: zags ]
 

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i think that he must shoke crack!

never do that. <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 
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