How to Clear the Check Engine Light: 1988 to 1995 OBD1 models

Very easy to do if you know what to do with that little numbered black box!

When the check engine light comes on in your older Mercedes there is no need to panic. You can check for a numeric code or codes that tell you why it came on, research and fix the problem yourself and then clear the code(s) so the check engine light goes off. It can all be done from the little black numbered box found in your engine compartment (if you 1988 to 1995 Benz is so equipped).

Problem & Solution

Common among these chassis:


No special tools or equipped is necessary for the basics. Watch Kent's ondemand video where he walks you through the process and clearly explains how to do it so you won't be intimidated by that little black box. See related products below: