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Check engine light came on after i fixed the hole in my radiator

My housing boiter broke and i replaced it with a new and when the housing broke the clip that hold the hose to the part hit my radiator and put pin size hole in it. i plugged the hole and now my engine light is on. Can u tell me why my check engine light is on

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Really not too sure what a 'bioter' is! But anyway, remove the negative battery cable for about a minute. That should make the light go out! If not you will need to have the codes checked. OK Frankster016

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