Close
QUESTIONS

RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: how can I get the check engine light to go off without taking it to a repair shop? on 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
I need it to pass the smog test and my check engine light is on
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Simply turning off the check engine light in your 2004 Volkswagon Jetta will not allow it to pass the smog test. When the light is reset any stored codes are cleared and the "monitors" are reset. The "monitors" must be run again before the smog test will pass. Your best option would be to have the check engine light issue diagnosed and repaired. Please read the following RepairPal article for more information - http://repairpal.com/drive-cycle-emissions-readiness.
Find Out Why Your Check Engine Light Is On
Didn't find what you were looking for?