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Remove negative cable.
Touch it to positive terminal -- with positive cable still attached.
Hold for a few seconds, I usually do 10.

This will drain the capacitors in the truck and reset the light(s).
The latest version of Superschips Cortex software has a DTC reader and code clearing function as a feature. I'm not sure if it will read pre-codes, but if the SES is on it will read the set DTCs.

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I must be retarted. Because it doesn't work on a 06 OR MT.
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Not retarted anymore.
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Lol short term retardation. Gotta hate that
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Yes there is.

You turn the key to ON but not start and depress the gas pedal a certain number of times within a time frame then count the flashes.

I'll check the exactlies and get back to ya.

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How to read the engine codes without a Nissan CONSULT or scan tool. (Set ECM in Diagnostic Test Mode II)
  1. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch ON and wait 3 seconds.
  2. Repeat the following procedure quickly five times within 5 seconds.
    1. Fully depress the accelerator pedal.
    2. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
  3. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the MIL starts blinking.
  4. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
  5. ECM has entered to Diagnostic Test Mode II (Self-diagnostic results).
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http://www.nissanhelp.com/diy/common...des_read_2.htm
This doesn't work on my 07 OR....

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This doesn't work on my 07 OR....
It WORKS. You just have to time it right. I learned this method years ago on my Maxima, and I've done it on the Xterra a couple times (damn Volant!). I'm almost certain that this actually works on all Nissans. It took me a few tries to get the timing right (maybe 4 or 5 times to get it to work).

Here are the steps I wrote up for a buddy of mine, who has a Maxima, and needed to clear the SES/CEL light. Similar to what XKNUT posted, with slight revisions (a little more descriptive):

These are the directions I use to clear the SES light, it took me a couple tries to get it right, but it works:


1. Put key in, turn ignition switch to ON, and wait about 3 seconds.

2. Repeat the following steps (2a and 2b) quickly 5 times within 5 seconds:

2a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
2b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.

3. Wait 7 seconds, then fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it depressed for 10 seconds until the SES/CEL starts blinking (This is where the number of blinks represent the number/code).

4. Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the SES/CEL is still blinking)

5. Wait about 10 seconds.

6. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for more than 10 seconds.

7. Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).

8. Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and now you can start the car. The SES/CEL light should be gone.

STEP 3 is where the number of blinks equals the number for pulling the code. For example: It will blink 5 times in a row, then disappear for 2 to 3 seconds, then blink 8 times in a row, then disappear for 2 to 3 seconds, then blink 2 times in a row, etc. So that would equal "582".

Good luck.
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Thanks for this post. My SES light has been on all week. Don't know why. Last time it was the FSU so I got it replaced (before the recall included my VIN). And I thought the dealer was being especially nice to me: I'm sure they knew that Nissan would cover them and that the recall notice was going out shortly. Anyway, it snowed in the Atl. area Sunday nite so I was using 4-Hi a lot and filled up w/ gas at BJ's. Not sure if is a coincidence, since I use 4 wheel drive infrequently and not for long periods of time, that the light came on with the 4 wheeling or if it might have been the discount gas at BJ's. I wanted to keep the tank full during this cold spell and BJ's was handy at the time.

Whatever caused it, this technique cleared it after getting the timing sequence down. I've saved the technique on my iPhone so I can recall it if I need to do this again. Hope it's not another FSU. Anyway, thanks for posting.

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Evap sensor (4056?, all points were thinking gas cap). Had to replace the sensor.
Are you sure it was a P0456? I have been getting a P0455 that points to the gas cap. Its not though. My issue is my evap valve or something with the canister. I have pulled it, cleaned it, etc, and it always come back. This was a common problem as they now make a $50 filter kit to avoid the valve and canister getting crud in it.
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I didn't bother reading the code. Just wanted the light to go away.

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Mine came on yesterday. So I checked the gas cap and it was not tightened and fell out when I opened the door. I tightened and the light is still on. Do I try the reset listed above??

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