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My Caliber cannot pass state inspection with the light on. We"ve taken it to a mechanic who said he found no problems with the car. We"ve tried taking the negative cable off for 30 minutes. We"ve tried pressing the accelerator three times with the key in the ON position. We"ve tried taking it to AutoZone, but they said they couldn"t reset the codes. It"s pulling the following codes :: P0522, P0500, P161BAgain, the mechanic checked these out and found no issues.Background :: The check engine light came on after having my battery replaced. The guy at AutoZone didn"t tighten the cables down and the positive cable slipped off. The car lost electric power and the light has been on ever since. The dealer wants $110 just to see us. Any ideas?
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P0522 - oil pressure switch problem, maybe stuck in the off position, or damaged wire.P0500 - does not appear to be a Chrysler codeP161B - Transmission control module problem due to battery disconnection.The P161B is almost certainly a dealer trip. (for whatever reason, in layman"s terms the TCM "lost its mind")
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The CEL won"t reset as long as the issue is still there. Sounds like your mechanic is stupid. Anytime you have multiple codes it can usually be traced to one thing that has an overlapping connection to the others. In this case it sounds like a bad connection somewhere. Could be a bad ground, corroded connector, or damaged wire harness. Had an accident on the driver"s front side?
BradAfter 9+ years, 99% of all possible questions have been 100% answered. They"re here, it just takes some coaxing.
No accidents, but I have had to have the positive and negative connections replaced three times from corrosion. The connections on it now are new, and in good condition.
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No accidents, but I have had to have the positive and negative connections replaced three times from corrosion. The connections on it now are new, and in good condition.
I"m not referring to the battery connections. I mean the sensor connections. This could be anywhere from the sensor itself all the way back to the PCM (computer).
BradAfter 9+ years, 99% of all possible questions have been 100% answered. They"re here, it just takes some coaxing.
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The P161B error is a checksum error. Basically this means that the data in the transmission control module has been corrupted. The only fix for this is for the dealer to reprogram the flash memory in the module - unfortunately, no self help here."Has the battery or TCM been disconnected with the ignition in the On or Accessory position?"A quote from the service manual. This is a well known problem with computer controlled cars. The only time it is "safe" to disconnect the battery is when the car is turned off and the key out of the ignition.Possibly another reason to seek out another mechanic.

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HiDKaz is right - removing the positive can cause some errant codes, no real problem, just corrupt data, like windows not shutting down properly. Also the corrosion, just got ours back from the stealership today, after around $ 1000 in repairs to corroded wires in the drivers foot area, and on my side replacing some probably good components based on codes generated, at a far less expensive rate than the stealership. Prior to this round of tossing money at the caliber, i have redone the harness from the TIPM to the dash, found many frayed and corroded wires, and the relay box that sits in the front of the wheel well with a nice little cut out for things to get onto it and start the green sickness, as well as selective runs within the engine compartment.So with all of these corroded connections, I ,as well as the dealer could not clear the codes( if any were generated)until the wires were fixed, this may be your problem as well, time consuming and you have to take the car apart a bit, but may help in the end as the dealers charge around $100 an hour and are not really compelled to rush things. in the end it may require a reset, we got the dealer to pay for a 150 kilometer tow back as it died again after being fixed, we are demanding a reset and any updates(flash) they said did not exist before the warranty was up, we kept all service records.We will also call Dodge Canada and raise a stink. So if you know someone or can trace the wires it will probably save lots of money, before the rest which a flat rate, at least it is up here.