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Fuel Reset Light is "ON"

I filled up last night and drove around with no issues. This morning I'm driving and I notice the "Fuel Reset" light comes on. I went to press the reset button on the switch but it's already down, so it wasn't activated. I disconnected the harness started the engine, then shut it down, reconnected the harness, and started it up again to no avail with clearing the "Fuel Reset" light.

I checked the gas cap and it wasn't twisted all the way on. That's what full service stations do I guess, don't put your cap back in properly...LOL
So I tightened the cap and restarted the engine.....the light is still on. Engine runs as normal and everything is fine.....I just don't like having warning lights on.

Anyone run into a similar problem or know how to rectify this issue?

Any input is welcome.
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It may take a few drive cycles for the PCM to do another EVAP system integrity test.

Keep driving it.
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Fuel reset light??
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I think this would have to do with the inertia switch. It doesn't make any sense though.
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Earl's da man.
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I think this would have to do with the inertia switch. It doesn't make any sense though.
He has probably done a cluster swap with an earlier Ranger or Explorer. They have the Fuel Reset light for the Inertia Switch in the same cluster location where the 2001's have a Check Fuel Cap light.

Now tha the cap is seated properly, the light should self cancel in the next trip or two.
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Hmm I'll keep this in mind.
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It may take a few drive cycles for the PCM to do another EVAP system integrity test.

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He has probably done a cluster swap with an earlier Ranger or Explorer. They have the Fuel Reset light for the Inertia Switch in the same cluster location where the 2001's have a Check Fuel Cap light.

Now tha the cap is seated properly, the light should self cancel in the next trip or two.

I've been out of town for the past week, but while driving the truck the next day, the light went out. I forgot that on my original cluster it has a fuel cap light. I'm sure that would have explained things right there...LOL I thought I had a major fuel issue.

Anyway, all is good.

Thanks again to those who posted.
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