Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/Cabriole 1990-1999

Clearing Codes


Control module reset procedures are a very important part of OBD II System diagnostics. This step should be done at the end of any fault code repair and at the end of any drive-ability repair.

Clearing codes can be performed by any of the methods below:

Clear the control module memory with the Generic Scan Tool (GST)
Clear the control module memory with the vehicle manufacturer's specific tester
Turn the ignition OFF and remove the negative battery cable for at least 1 minute.

Removing the negative battery cable may cause other systems in the vehicle to loose their memory. Prior to removing the cable, ensure you have the proper reset codes for radios and alarms.

The MIL will may also be de-activated for some codes if the vehicle completes 3 consecutive trips without a fault detected with vehicle conditions similar to those present during the fault.