Now that you have made up your mind to reset your ECU system, just follow these instructions and be safe:

  • Drive your car for around 15 minutes to bring it to its normal operating temperature.
  • Now stop, open your car’s bonnet and remove the lead of earth from the battery.
  • Wait for 5 minutes.
  • Depress the brake for around 20 seconds so as to completely discharge the capacitors of the ECU system through brake lights.
  • Can you reset a bad ECM?

    Can a ECU be reset? Yes, all ECU (Engine Control units) can be reset and be should reset once per manufacturer's guideline for a smooth relearn process or upon installing a replacement unit.

    What causes the ECM to go bad?

    Corrosion on the wiring harness and increased moisture are common causes of faulty ECMs. Moisture may enter through corroded ECM seals, which is common in old cars (5 to 10 years). Moisture may also corrode the wiring harness around the electronic fuel solenoid and cause a short in the ECM.

    How do I reset my ECU without disconnecting the battery?

  • 3.1 Step 1: Open the hood and disconnect the battery.
  • 3.2 Step 2: Locate the car's fuse box and remove the fuse.
  • 3.3 Step 3: Reinstall the fuse and reconnect the battery terminal.
  • 3.4 Step 4: Start the vehicle and perform a test run.
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