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: Loose gas cap error


Dadonator
11-03-2004, 11:48 AM
Anyone know how to reset the "loose gas cap" check-engine alert? Dealer tells me its from filling up without shutting off the motor, at the gas station.

Hopefully there's a way without having to buy a car computer.

Eyedoc
11-03-2004, 12:38 PM
Have you tried hitting the "reset" button on the dash.

This works for some of the "messages" you get on the DIC (low fuel for example).

However, if the message is sent again, it will reappear (like the low fuel message).

1_XLR
11-03-2004, 01:04 PM
Be sure your gas cap is on tight and the message and CEL
will clear itself after 3-4 days

rick1827
11-03-2004, 04:05 PM
Filling the tank to the top will also take of this.

Terry_Fiskin
11-07-2004, 01:24 PM
There were some poor cap on the early XLRs If it reocours ask for a new one it was the cure for mine. the codes take about 30-40 restarts to clear the computer

Dadonator
11-08-2004, 10:53 AM
Thanks people! :party

nickkyle
11-09-2004, 08:53 PM
Anyone know how to reset the "loose gas cap" check-engine alert? Dealer tells me its from filling up without shutting off the motor, at the gas station.

Hopefully there's a way without having to buy a car computer.

I had the same problem with my 2003 BMW 745il. If you refill your car with the engine running, it destroy one of the computers. The light never went out until I had it replaced.

nickkyle
11-09-2004, 08:59 PM
Anyone know how to reset the "loose gas cap" check-engine alert? Dealer tells me its from filling up without shutting off the motor, at the gas station.

Hopefully there's a way without having to buy a car computer.

I had the same thing happen on my 2002 BMW 745Li. If you ever fill up with the engine running, then you have just broke something. It has happened twice with my beemer and I don't do it anymore.
Yesterday I had the light come on the XLR for a loose gas cap. I checked it and it was actually off.
I have never been more satisfied with an automobile more than the XLR. :thumbs

Eyedoc
11-10-2004, 05:58 AM
I thought rule number one for filling your gas tank was to shut off the engine??

1_XLR
11-10-2004, 10:47 AM
I thought rule number one for filling your gas tank was to shut off the engine??

I think rule#1 is No Smoking and Shut off engine is #2 :rolleyes

XLR I FL
11-10-2004, 10:53 AM
ANOTHER RULE THAT IS INCREASINGLY OVERLOOKED;

DO NOT use your cell phone while refueling ESPECIALLY when its hot!!

Dadonator
11-12-2004, 09:33 AM
Dealer told me that the cause is fueling without shutting off engine, but I don't think I've ever done that.... :nodno

They re-set it in 2 minutes with a computer, but its good to know it would have gone away by itself eventually.

Oh, I did check the cap being tight, but it was.

--Bob