How Do I Reset the Check Engine Light on a Dodge Grand Caravan?

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan driving down tree filled road

While you’re running your usual errands through Orland Park, the last thing you want to see is your check engine light turning on. Luckily, resetting the check engine light on a Dodge Grand Caravan is simple! If you have determined that nothing is wrong with your engine, yet your engine light is still illuminated, the service team at Bettenhausen CDJR can walk you through the process of turning it off. Read on to learn how to reset the check engine light on a Dodge Grand Caravan!

Start by Disconnecting Your Battery

If your vehicle is running fine and you’re sure there isn’t a larger issue that needs to be taken care of by our Mokena service experts, you can perform a manual reset of the check engine light on your Dodge Grand Caravan. Not very comfortable working with cars? Luckily, the process is pretty simple! Follow these steps and you’ll be ready to take on the Mokena streets once more:

  • Turn off your ignition
  • Put on a pair of safety gloves and glasses
  • Find your battery’s negative terminal. If you aren’t sure what it looks like, it may have a black cap and/or a negative symbol.
  • Loosen the nut on the negative terminal with a wrench.
  • Pull the negative connector from the battery and set it aside for 30-60 seconds.
  • Lastly, reconnect the negative cable and tighten it up with the wrench.


If the above did not reset the engine light on your Dodge Grand Caravan, you can try removing your gas cap and screwing it back on. Loose gas caps can occasionally release fumes that could trigger your engine light. If this step doesn’t work either, try repeating the above steps once more. If you still need some assistance, you can feel free to schedule service with our team of experts — we’d be happy to help you out!

Make note that disconnecting your battery could also be a result of a hard reset of your Uconnect® infotainment system. Be sure that you back up any important info before resetting the engine light on your Dodge Grand Caravan!

Trust Our New Lenox-area Service Experts

Still having trouble resetting the check engine light on your Dodge Grand Caravan after following our guide? There may be a larger issue with your vehicle, and you can trust the team at Bettenhausen CDJR to find out what it is and fix it in no time! If you have any questions before bringing your vehicle to our service department, or want to learn about oil change costs, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

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