Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Well, you can always take the CEL light bulb out of the dash. 96 and 97's have OBD2 emissions and engine control systems. Meaning, you need a scan tool to read the codes and reset the light, unlike 93-95 models you don't need a scan tool. Some people might suggest disconnecting the negative wire from the battery and pushing the brake pedal down for 5 to 10 secs. I don't think that's a good idea. It works for the 93-95 models, but it doesn't work very well for 96-97. Why, It will erase the stored parameters of your engine, and make your car run rough until the computer relearns all the information. I'd take it to a differant shop or one that works on Mazdas. That light is coming on for a reason.
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....