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When the Check Engine light (or Service Engine Soon or small picture of an engine) is turned on, the systems computer control unit (called the PCM) has sensed a fault in the electronic controls of the engine and/or the emission system. When this happens you will seldom feel the car engine run any different. There are about 200 possible system faults (the gas cap is just one of them) that turn the Check Engine light on, to know what has developed a problem you must have the system tested, this is called an OBD2 fault code test, Kragen/Oriley and Autozone parts stores (USA only) do this testing for free.
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The MIL illuminates during a bulb test and a system test.
A DTC will be stored if a MIL is requested by the diagnostic.
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The MIL turns OFF after the engine is started if a diagnostic fault is not present.
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The MIL flashes if the control module detects a misfire condition which could damage the catalytic converter.
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