sequence to reset computer? (help) - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Interior | Electrical | ECU
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2003, 02:04   #1 (permalink)
Low ED
 
smadz_302's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 59
sequence to reset computer? (help)

I've had the battery out of my V8 ED Fairmont for over a week now. Was told that the computer might need reseting?? Does anyone know how to do it. I've heard leaving it in reverse with the hand brake on for 15 mins does it? Anyone know anything else about it?

cheers
__________________
ED Farimont 5LTR MPFI V8
Pedders lowing, EL GT 17x8's, ELGT Extractors and 2.5" Exhaust. 3.45 LSD Elec shift kit, full respray with colour coding mirrors, grille, moulds.SVO Boot spoiler, 70mm Herrod MAF, K&N Filter.Built in Pentium III 500, 40GB HDD, 64MB Geforce 4, LCD Screen, IR Remote,Laptop style keyboard, Clarion EQ, Kenwood 4ch, Philips 2ch, Kenwood 6x9's and Kenwood Tornado 12' Subby :D
smadz_302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-10-2003, 02:16   #2 (permalink)
Oversized Ben
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 367
Re: sequence to reset computer? (help)

leaving the bat. off for a week will reset your ECU.
__________________
Check out my FAIRMONT Here
biggaben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2003, 14:14   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
Re: sequence to reset computer? (help)

Quote:
I've heard leaving it in reverse with the hand brake on for 15 mins does it?
That's a new one :) What sort of feedback would the ECU get in a situation like that?
__________________
"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."

Last edited by TopGhia; 09-10-2003 at 14:17.
TopGhia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 01:26   #4 (permalink)
Low ED
 
smadz_302's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 59
i know it will reset the cpu if I leave it off for a week. But do I just drive it to let it learn again? Or is there something "special" I have to do?
__________________
ED Farimont 5LTR MPFI V8
Pedders lowing, EL GT 17x8's, ELGT Extractors and 2.5" Exhaust. 3.45 LSD Elec shift kit, full respray with colour coding mirrors, grille, moulds.SVO Boot spoiler, 70mm Herrod MAF, K&N Filter.Built in Pentium III 500, 40GB HDD, 64MB Geforce 4, LCD Screen, IR Remote,Laptop style keyboard, Clarion EQ, Kenwood 4ch, Philips 2ch, Kenwood 6x9's and Kenwood Tornado 12' Subby :D
smadz_302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 02:31   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
Re: sequence to reset computer? (help)

No, just drive it, it will re-learn. Battery off for 1/2 hour should do it.

cheers
__________________
"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."
TopGhia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 07:01   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
XR8MICK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: campbelltown
Posts: 110
Re: sequence to reset computer? (help)

when i changed the battery on mine a few months ago i was told to take the negative cable on the battery and touch it to the connected positive terminal ( making sure there is nothing connected to the negative )and that would clear the ecu.worked ok
XR8MICK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2003, 12:34   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
Re: sequence to reset computer? (help)

Another strange one, I wonder why these things aren't mentioned in the workshop manual? How would that work?
__________________
"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."

Last edited by TopGhia; 09-11-2003 at 12:39.
TopGhia is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Interior | Electrical | ECU



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driver who ran down officer 'was re-enacting computer game' MrPlow2 The Pub 17 07-23-2003 09:48
More Trip Computer Questions storky_t Interior | Electrical | ECU 3 06-08-2003 01:27
Trip Computer giving different reading? RedEF6 Interior | Electrical | ECU 3 08-29-2002 22:41
1988 EA Trip Computer Installation rdela Interior | Electrical | ECU 2 06-04-2002 03:01
computer jokes HSE2 The Pub 1 01-25-2002 01:15

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:40.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.