HOW TO RESET: Nissan 350Z Service Engine Soon Warning Light
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NISSAN 350Z SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT (VDC OFF/ SLIP) RESET
Simple steps on how to reset the Malfunction Indicator Lamp like Service Engine SOON, (VDO) Vehicle dynamic control and (SLIP) Slip indicator light of Nissan 350Z from year 2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008.
- Turn On Ignition. Don’t start the engine.
- Wait 3 Seconds.
- Depress and Release the Gas Pedal 5 Times within 5 Seconds.
- Then Release. Wait 10 seconds.
- After 10 Seconds. Depress Pedal And Hold Until Service Engine Is Blinking.
- When start blinking Release Gas Pedal, then Wait 10 Seconds.
- After 10 Seconds, Depress Again The Gas Pedal for 10 Seconds. A beep will sound.
- Release The Gas Pedal.
- Turn Off The Ignition.
Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL)
SERVICE ENGINE SOON
If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control malfunction. The malfunction indicator lamp may also come on steady if the fuel filler cap is loose or missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure the fuel filler cap is installed and closed tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 US gallons (14 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank. After a few driving trips, the lamp should turn off if no other potential emission control system malfunction exists. If this indicator lamp comes on steady for 20 seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when the engine is not running, it indicates that the vehicle is not ready for an emission control system inspection/maintenance test.
Vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off indicator light
The light comes on when the vehicle dynamic control (VDC) off switch is pushed to OFF. This indicates the vehicle dynamic control system and traction control system are not operating. This light also comes on when the ignition key is turned to the ON position. The light will turn off if the vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system is operational.
When the vehicle dynamic control off indicator light and slip indicator light come on with the vehicle dynamic control system turned on, this light alerts the driver to the fact that the vehicle dynamic control system’s fail-safe mode is operating, that is the system may not be functioning properly. Have the system checked by a NISSAN dealer. If a malfunction occurs in the system, the vehicle dynamic control system function will be canceled but the vehicle is still driveable.
Slip indicator light
The light will blink when the vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system or the traction control system (TCS) is operating, thus alerting the driver to the fact that the road surface is slippery and the vehicle is nearing its traction limits. This light also comes on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. The light will turn off if the VDC or TCS is operational.