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Well my SES light came on the other day, the dealer "scanned" it and it went out ,now, they tell me this light is linked to the transmission and if the fluid gets to cold it causes the light to come on, I went along with this as I live in Central Ontario and the temp was -30 the light stayed out for 2 days then came back on again when I was driving home late one night and it hit -30 again.
Does this sound like a story I'm getting or does this sound right.
I have talked with other people who have their vehicles serviced at this dealership and they all seem pretty impressed with them my Mo has 22,000k on it and the oil was also changed the first time the ses was reset. Any opinions would be helpful.
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Well, the check engine lights come on all the time in the cars I drive at work and the mechanics always say it's linked to the emissions system and there is nothing to worry about. But if they said it's linked to your transmission then maybe it is but I would maybe get a second opinion. Good luck!!!

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GripperDon posted this somewhere else. I think it can be useful here.



1. Be sure the accelerator is not depressed.
2. Turn Ignition to ON, not start. (don't start car)(don't start car)
3. Fully Depress and fully release the accelerator 5 times within 5 seconds.
4. Wait 7 seconds and fully depress accelerator pedal and hold it down for 10 seconds, until the service engine soon light starts to blink.
5.Wait least 1 minute while the service engine light blinks.
6. Press the accelerator pedal fully and hold for 10 seconds and then release.
7. Turn off ignition.

Service light should be out. If not or it comes on you must go to dealer

Go here to read the code first!!!

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I saw and read Dons solution but my question would be with the ignition turned on and pushing the accelerator , would that not flood the engine with gas?
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Not to worry. SOP.

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Re: Service engine light

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Well my SES light came on the other day, the dealer "scanned" it and it went out ,now, they tell me this light is linked to the transmission and if the fluid gets to cold it causes the light to come on, I went along with this as I live in Central Ontario and the temp was -30 the light stayed out for 2 days then came back on again when I was driving home late one night and it hit -30 again.
Does this sound like a story I'm getting or does this sound right.
I have talked with other people who have their vehicles serviced at this dealership and they all seem pretty impressed with them my Mo has 22,000k on it and the oil was also changed the first time the ses was reset. Any opinions would be helpful.
I'm pretty sure this is BS. I have 78,000 km on my Murano. It has seen colder than -40 on a few occasions and colder than -30 on a lot of occasions and I've never had a SES light. Does the service invoice say what the code was?

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I saw and read Dons solution but my question would be with the ignition turned on and pushing the accelerator , would that not flood the engine with gas?
The engine is not running during this procedure, so it's not possible to flood the engine.

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YUP, Not to Worry, SOP. The instructions don't say "Turn to Start", anywhere. Does say "(Don't Start Car") Sorry I wasn't more clear.


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Re: Service engine light

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I saw and read Dons solution but my question would be with the ignition turned on and pushing the accelerator , would that not flood the engine with gas?
To clarify, in modern vehicles with electronically-controlled fuel injection (and with the MO being fully drive-by-wire, in other words, computer-controlled) it's impossible to flood a modern engine with that procedure -- the fuel injectors simply aren't turned on.

In the days of old with a carbuerated or non-electronically controlled fuel injection system, yes, you could easily drown your motor.
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TRUE TRUE, the "accelerator" pump would do it, ALSO, I don't think we have any codes to erase in those days? Life was simpler.

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I remember when the original check engine lights were for only the O2 sensors. On my old VW it would come on at 30,000 mile intervals, a bright red light among identical looking red lights. All I know it was the "OX" light, whatever that meant. Apparently it was VW's way of saying change the O2 sensors every 30,000 miles.

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GripperDon posted this somewhere else. I think it can be useful here.



1. Be sure the accelerator is not depressed.
2. Turn Ignition to ON, not start. (don't start car)(don't start car)
3. Fully Depress and fully release the accelerator 5 times within 5 seconds.
4. Wait 7 seconds and fully depress accelerator pedal and hold it down for 10 seconds, until the service engine soon light starts to blink.
5.Wait least 1 minute while the service engine light blinks.
6. Press the accelerator pedal fully and hold for 10 seconds and then release.
7. Turn off ignition.

Service light should be out. If not or it comes on you must go to dealer

Go here to read the code first!!!

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Gripper Don...thanks. Your instructions worked like a charm. The SES Light is out. Now I'll see if it was just the gas cap or somethng more serious. This was the first time the SES Light came on in 102,000 miles.
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I remember when the original check engine lights were for only the O2 sensors. On my old VW it would come on at 30,000 mile intervals, a bright red light among identical looking red lights. All I know it was the "OX" light, whatever that meant. Apparently it was VW's way of saying change the O2 sensors every 30,000 miles.
I'm pretty sure my 85 Maxima check engine light was like this too, Eric. When it came on exactly at 30K miles, I dug into the FSM to see how to diagnose and reset the light. If I remember right (it WAS almost 25 years ago) the manual just said replace the O2 sensors and cut then the wire to the light. So, like your VW, I think that was Nissan's way of telling us to replace the O2 sensors every 30K - except the light would only illuminate the first 30K.

As for the Murano accelerator reset method, I also used that a long time ago when my SES light came on with a P2135 (throttle position sensor) code. I read the code out (also using the accelerator method), reset the light, and it never returned.
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