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Changed the air intake to a non stock straight type one.

Now the check enging light is on. could this have caused it?

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    Changed the air intake from stock to a nonstock straight pipe type.

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Not sure he removed the entire box and attached a tube like thing with a filter on the end of it. The part he gave back has a box with a filter in it and a tube it looks to be one piece.

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Is the map sensor still there or did you remoe that too?

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