The Gas Cap Loose Light will only come on if the gas tank is below 3/4 full and and above 1/4 full... If you fill up your tank... and use an EMC Scanner to reset the code... You could also get a Battery Disconnect switch as well... Scanner cost $65 at Autozone... You can order a Battery Disconnect switch on Ebay for like $7 .. once your codes are reset and cleared... you can ride for like 90 miles before your gas tank goes below the 3/4 mark and the Gas Cap Loose Light would go on.. if you fill your tank before the light goes on say at like after 85 miles... you would never have the light go on again... I am retired and I don't mind filling up 3 times instead of 1 times ... I have air shocks and I make sure they are pumped up when I am at the gas station as well. I may gas up two times a week. I also have an extension for the seat belt... so I can keep it off and not wait 1 min for the "Fasten your seat Belt Light to Go Out"... and I also put a locking Gas Cap on my Buick Lesabre... because a locking gas cap is better than to let anyone put something into your tank anytime that they feel like... For example anyone could just open the door and unscrew the cap... put a rag in the gas tank hole and light the rag... if you get my point.
Would a partial solution help ? I have something to suggest. on 2001 Buick LeSabre
by TekWiz2010 in Potwin, KS on February 15, 2014
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by cardocIII on February 16, 2014
Sorry but a partial solution is not a solution. When dealing with OBDII you can figure out little limits engineered into the system such as a given monitor not running under certain conditions but when you really study it you'll find that the large and medium leak tests run each time the PCM see's the fuel level increase (aka a refueling event).
ANSWER by pushrod on February 16, 2014
Potwn KS. Really!! What is a "partial solution" anyway?? That's like getting only part or a bite of that fancy meal you ordered!. Still be hungry so nah,, no help there TekWiz2010 from Potwin!!! BTW: Best locking gas cap ever made was designed by Samuel Colt! It will also prevent that "put a rag in the gas tank hole and light the rag" ,, every time.....if you get MY point!!
COMMENT by cardocIII on February 16, 2014
Being a good neighbor works pretty well too when it comes to not having to be concerned about becoming a Buicktov cocktail.
COMMENT by pushrod on February 16, 2014
No worries here, that concept is a given here in the moutains so we have no problems but TekWiz seemed concerned however. Why mention it if not, i get your point! What i suggested was just a partail solution, or more like an 'mpartial' one i suppose.