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Malfunction / Check engine indicator

Instrument panel light came on

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  • stormyeskyi May 24, 2009

    My car was running fine yesterday, then I go to get into it today and it wont start. It trys to start while you give it gas but it doesnt stay running and the check engine indicator is now on. Please help?

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Try reseting the computer or take off battery cables ,in steps 1st ground then positive leave off for a minute or so then connect them back .

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2006 wrench light is on


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I have an 04 Alero. I just changed my battery and now my service vehicle soon light came on. I went to AutoZone and they said their scanner didn't read any codes. What should I do?


Do you know how to do electrical testing ? Have a volt meter ?
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Always On
Battery positive voltage is supplied directly to the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). The powertrain control module (PCM) turns the MIL ON by grounding the MIL control circuit.
This step determines if the condition is with the MIL control circuit or the PCM.
Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check-Engine Controls?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Diagnostic System Check - Engine Controls

2
  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the PCM.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Observe the MIL.
Is the MIL illuminated?
YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the instrument panel cluster (IPC). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
  2. Test the MIL control circuit for a short to ground. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 6
NO - Go to Step 4

4

Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 6
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5

Replace the PCM. Refer to Powertrain Control Module Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 6
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6

  1. Turn the ignition OFF for 30 seconds.
  2. Start the engine.
Does the vehicle operate correctly without any MIL illumination, and without any stored DTCs?
System OK
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Engine Controls

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This section provides an overview of the instrument cluster operation as well as a detailed diagnosis. The instrument cluster serves as the primary interface for the vehicle's driver.
The instrument cluster contains a microprocessor as part of the instrument panel assembly. The instrument cluster performs the following functions:
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• Alerts the driver through indicators
• Stores DTCs which identify malfunction areas
In order to perform all of these functions, the instrument cluster microprocessor has its own inputs, outputs and program software. The instrument cluster has the capability to diagnose malfunctions in the following components:
• The sensors
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When the instrument cluster or another microprocessor-controlled module detects a malfunction, the instrument cluster may turn on an instrument cluster indicator in order to alert the driver that a malfunction has occurred. Some indicator lamps have dual controls. Your best bet is have it checked for DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes !

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Service engine soon light is staying on and computer is not showing a code


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Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Always On
Circuit Description
Ignition voltage is supplied to the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL). The powertrain control module (PCM) turns the MIL ON by grounding the MIL control circuit.
MIL Operation
The MIL is located on the instrument panel (IPC).
MIL Function ?€¢
The MIL informs the driver that a malfunction has occurred and the vehicle should be taken in for service as soon as possible.


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The MIL illuminates during a bulb test and a system test.


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A DTC will be stored if a MIL is requested by the diagnostic.


You could have a bad instrument cluster ! Here is part of diagnostic flow chart for your vehicle !

1

Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check-Engine Controls?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Engine Controls

2

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the PCM.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Observe the MIL.
Is the MIL illuminated?
Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the instrument panel cluster (IPC). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
  2. Test the MIL control circuit for a short to ground. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 4

4

Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 6

5

Replace the PCM. Refer to Powertrain Control Module Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 6

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