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My MIL [malfunction indicator light] came on while I was driving and it stays on. COuld it be the exhaust system or the engine????

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    My MIL came on today. I'm rather worried and not quite sure what can cause this. Please help!

  • triplebthree May 15, 2009

    my daughter did not turn gas cap till it clicked. she drove her new 2008 hyundai the next day saw that the mil light was on. how to get the light to go off without taking in to dealer.

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Yes, it can be anything and you may need to have the codes check, but it can be nothing to be found.

I do have the same problem in my accord and elantra, when their milage counter up to a defined number, their mil will remind you to take them to have a body checkup. they may have nothing wrong!

Simply disconnect the battery "+" connector and wait for around 1/2 hour, connect the power back on, the counter should be reset. if the mil return back on right a way, definately it needs to be fixed. otherwise, it is in a good shape and can be run until the next milage counter set.

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It can be anything you will have to have the codes checked you also could have just not tightened the gas cap enough my sisters car did that

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SOURCE: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

I had the samething happen to my Jetta. I took it to the dealer and nothing was wrong.
I would think it's safe to drive until Monday when the VW shop opens.
My 2 cents

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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1

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

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
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  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
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3

  1. Remove the instrument panel cluster (IPC). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
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Replace the IPC. Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
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    I had the samething happen to my Jetta. I took it to the dealer and nothing was wrong.
    I would think it's safe to drive until Monday when the VW shop opens.
    My 2 cents

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