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Diagnostic light blinking 17 times means what ?

Diagnostic light under foot rest blinking 17 times what its mean? And S4 indicator lamp below the temperature indicator blinking immediate after car is started, how to turn off the lamp?

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  • lulliee Jan 29, 2009

    when my S4 starts blinking on my auto transmission is really rough that i pull over and stop and start the car again please help

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I had the same problem, it should be the speed sensor on your transmisson after a while your speedometer will stop working. no clue on the lamp...

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4hi worked yesturday on my 2002 envoy this morning i could only get 4low to work what could be wrong


you may have a bad switch ! i could tell you how to test it ,but could be fairly lengthy . do you own a volt meter ? do you know how to use one? should also check for dtc's in transfer case control module !
transfer case shift control switch indicator inoperative - one or more
the indicator lamps circuit consist of 5 individual lamps contained inside the mode/range switch assembly. the following lamps are contained inside the respective range button:
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auto 4wd


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2hi


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4hi


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4lo

each time the ignition is cycled, all 5 mode indicators light simultaneously, as an indicator check to ensure proper operation of the indicators. when the ignition is on, the transfer case shift control module illuminates the indicator lamp that corresponds to the current atc gear position, by providing a ground through a current limiting driver.
the transfer case shift control module flashes each indicator lamp after a shift has been requested and continues to flash until the transfer case shift control module completes the shift.
a solid state circuit, located inside the switch, supplies ignition voltage to the lamps. the solid state circuit also receives voltage when the headlamp switch is in the parklamp or headlamp position. when the solid state circuit receives voltage from the headlamp switch, the circuit reduces the voltage that is supplied to the indicator lamps, dimming the lamps when the headlamps are on.
test description
the numbers below refer to the step numbers on the diagnostic table.

  1. this step tests the transfer case electrical control of the lamp circuits.

  2. this step helps determine module failures.

  3. this step tests the affected lamp circuit for an open or high resistance.

  4. this step tests the lamp feed circuit for an open or short to ground.

these diagnostic procedures will help you to find and repair automatic transfer case (atc) system malfunctions. this service category also contains information for repairing atc system malfunctions. for best results, use the diagnostic tables and follow the sequence listed below:
  1. perform the diagnostic system check - transfer case. all atc diagnostics must begin with the diagnostic system check - transfer case. the diagnostic system check - transfer case determines the following:
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    proper service 4wd indicator operation


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    ability of the transfer case shift control module to communicate through the data link connector (dlc)


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    existence of atc dtcs

  3. refer to the diagnostic table as directed by the diagnostic system check - transfer case. the diagnostic tables help enable you to diagnose any atc system malfunction. bypassing these procedures may result in the following:
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    extended diagnostic time


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    incorrect diagnosis


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    incorrect parts replacement

  5. repeat the diagnostic system check - transfer case after you perform any repair or diagnostic procedure. this will verify that you correctly performed the repair. this will also ensure that other malfunctions do not exist.

Jan 21, 2015 | 2002 GMC Envoy

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Heat blows cold air


The LH models (LHS, Concorde, New Yorker, Intrepid, Vision) do have self-diagnostic capability with the standard type heater controls. I don't know about the Sebring heater controls (my '95 manual doesn't mention it) but if you have the various controlknobs/buttons that I will describe you could give it a try.
There is a rear window defogger that is initiated by a push button with an LED light. That light is the readout, by its blinking. To begin the diagnostic mode, run the vehicle at idle with the controls set as follows: the blower speed knob should be on any position other than OFF, the temperature knob should be set in full COOL, and the mode knob should be set on Defrost mode.
To enter the diagnostic mode, press the defogger switch in for five seconds, until it begins to blink, then release it. It will continue to blink for about 30 seconds while it calibrates. If it goes out, the calibration is OK and you can skip 3 paragraphs to "Position...mix mode" below.
If the light stayed on, switch the mode knob to the MIX (defroster-floor) position. If the light stays on there is a problem with the control head unit.
Switch the mode knob to the FLOOR position, if the light stays on, it indicates a problem in the blend door or the blend door actuator wiring.
Move the knob to the Bi-level (panel-floor) position where a continuous light indicates a problem with mode actuator or circuit.
Position the knob in the MIX mode. The LED light should now flash twice then pause, and continue a two-flash sequence, indicating that the MIX mode is OK.
In the FLOOR mode the light should flash three times, meaning that the FLOOR mode is OK.
In the Bi-Level Mode, a four-flash sequence indicates that mode is OK.
In the PANEL mode the light should flash 5 times to indicate no problems there, and in the recirc-panel mode 6 times and seven times in the recirc Bi-level mode.
The temperature control can be checked by switching the mode knob to Defrost and rotating the temperture knob. If the temperature contol is OK, the light will flash faster the more you turn the temperature knob up, until the light goes out at the hottest setting.
Switch the knob between Panel and Recirc-Panel and watch the recirc door (unit under the dash). Proper operation means that circuit and components are OK.
To get out of the self-diagnostic mode, turn off the blower or push the air conditioning button once.
If this doesn't seem to apply to your control head or you get no response from an LED light for the rear defroster, then the Sebring may not have this capability. Please let me know your results if any

Dec 02, 2010 | 2001 Chrysler Sebring

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Check engine light is on all time


It means your vehicle's onboard computer system has self-diagnosed some kind of problem. The "Check Engine" light, which is also called a "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" (MIL) or "Service Engine Soon" (SES) lamp, is there to signal you when a problem occurs that may require attention. This can include anything from a momentary hiccup that has has little or no noticeable affect on engine performance or driving safety to a failure of a major electronic component. There's no way to know what the light means without running a diagnostic scan on the system to determine the nature of the fault.

As a rule, a continuous Check Engine light usually signals a "hard fault" or failure that has occurred. If the light comes on and off, or only blinks momentarily, the problem may be minor or intermittent in nature.

To help identify the problem, it helps to make a mental note of the conditions that occurred when the light came on. Where you driving at a certain speed? Accelerating or slowing down? Shifting gears?

Onboard diagnostic systems are very complex and require a fair amount of expertise as well as special tools to troubleshoot. To find out what's wrong, a technician has to "get into" your system through a diagnostic connector which may be located under the dash, under the driver's seat or in the engine compartment. The diagnostic connector serves as a port of entry for accessing information and/or for putting your vehicle's computer system into a special diagnostic mode for further testing or displaying "fault codes".

Fault codes are numeric codes that are generated when a problem is detected. If a sensor circuit reads out of range or some electronic component fails to respond to a command from the computer, the computer recognizes it as a fault and records a number that corresponds to the nature of the problem. The technician must then retrieve the code and refer to specific diagnostic chart or "fault tree" that gives him the step-by-step checks he has to perform to isolate the failed component. It can be a very time-consuming process depending on the nature of the problem. Usually the process works but sometimes it doesn't. An intermittent fault can be very difficult to track down, and may require repeated attempts to repair it.

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Oct 09, 2010 | 2001 Saab 9-3

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Check engine light is on all the time even when i ground diagnosis ciruit to check codes


It means your vehicle's onboard computer system has self-diagnosed some kind of problem. The "Check Engine" light, which is also called a "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" (MIL) or "Service Engine Soon" (SES) lamp, is there to signal you when a problem occurs that may require attention. This can include anything from a momentary hiccup that has has little or no noticeable affect on engine performance or driving safety to a failure of a major electronic component. There's no way to know what the light means without running a diagnostic scan on the system to determine the nature of the fault.

As a rule, a continuous Check Engine light usually signals a "hard fault" or failure that has occurred. If the light comes on and off, or only blinks momentarily, the problem may be minor or intermittent in nature.

To help identify the problem, it helps to make a mental note of the conditions that occurred when the light came on. Where you driving at a certain speed? Accelerating or slowing down? Shifting gears?

On board diagnostic systems are very complex and require a fair amount of expertise as well as special tools to troubleshoot. To find out what's wrong, a technician has to "get into" your system through a diagnostic connector which may be located under the dash, under the driver's seat or in the engine compartment. The diagnostic connector serves as a port of entry for accessing information and/or for putting your vehicle's computer system into a special diagnostic mode for further testing or displaying "fault codes".

Fault codes are numeric codes that are generated when a problem is detected. If a sensor circuit reads out of range or some electronic component fails to respond to a command from the computer, the computer recognizes it as a fault and records a number that corresponds to the nature of the problem. The technician must then retrieve the code and refer to specific diagnostic chart or "fault tree" that gives him the step-by-step checks he has to perform to isolate the failed component. It can be a very time-consuming process depending on the nature of the problem. Usually the process works but sometimes it doesn't. An intermittent fault can be very difficult to track down, and may require repeated attempts to repair it.

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Oct 25, 2009 | 1994 Suzuki Sidekick

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ALARM LIGHT ON THAT LOOKS LIKE A TRIANGLE WITH ARROW CIRCLING IT. WHAT DOES IT MEAN


On a 1998 3 series (E36) BMW, this indicator lamp is for the ASC+T = automatic stability control plus traction. It should go shortly after the ignition is switched on implying that the system is OK.
If the indicator lamp fails to go out after the engine is started, or comes on in the course of normal vehicle operation it means that the system has malfunctioned. The vehicle remains operational, but without ASC+T. You a have an 2001 3 series (E46), but I suspect the indicator lamp means the same as the E36 3 series. Look in owners manual under "indicator lamps"

May 15, 2009 | 2001 BMW 3 Series

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Maintenance light and brake lamp light what does it mean


The Maint Req Light is only a reminder light to get the Oil changed and fluids checked and what nots.. Its on a timer that must be reset.. Its no big deal if ya had it seviced recently.. Heres how to turn it off: 1) Make sure Key is Off 2) Press and Hold Mileage reset button. 3) While Holding Milelage Reset button, swicth car to run, but dont crank..4) Continue to hold button until light flashes and goes off.. then switch it off .. Start the engine to make sure it worked.. Sometimes ya gotta do it twice.. NOW.. And ur Lamp indicator.. Means you probably have a brake light or turn signal bulb out on the rear.. Get someone to help ya look for that.. Lemmie know if this works.. and Take care.. Thanx

Mar 11, 2009 | 2001 Acura 3.2TL

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Instrument Panel Codes??


Yes, it's called a lamp fault code.

9 is not familiar to me. Call dealer service department and ask them what code means.

Here are codes for a 94 Aerostar. I don't have 91 Sable. Sorry.



Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Diagnostic Trouble Code Priority Table Diagnostic Trouble Code Component/Fault Description — No Air Bag Indicator — Inoperative Indicator Circuit or No Battery Positive Voltage to Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor — Continuous Air Bag Indicator — Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Disconnected or Inoperative 12 Low Battery Voltage 13 Air Bag Module or RH Cowl Side Panel Air Bag Sensor Circuit Shorted to Ground 21 LH Cowl Side Panel Air Bag Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly 22 LH Cowl Side Panel Air Bag Sensor Circuit Shorted to Battery Voltage 23 LH Cowl Side Panel Air Bag Sensor Circuit Input Feed/Return Circuit Open 24 LH Cowl Side Panel Air Bag Sensor Diagnostic Circuit Open or Low Resistance in Center Air Bag or Front Air Bag 32 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit High Resistance or Open 33 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit High Resistance or Open 34 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit Low Resistance or Shorted 35 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit Low Resistance or Shorted 41 Center Radiator and RH Cowl Side Panel Air Bag Sensor Circuits High Resistance or Open 44 RH Cowl Side Panel Air Bag Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly 45 Center Air Bag Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly 46 Open Splice Center Air Bag Sensor Ground Monitor 51 Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Internal Thermal Fuse Blown and Short to Ground No Longer Exists 52 Backup Power Supply Voltage Boost Fault 53 Sensor Circuits Resistance to Ground or Internal Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Fault — Rapid Continuous Flashing of Air Bag Indicator

Feb 25, 2009 | 1992 Mercury Sable

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Dashligts are blinking, air..rear..ac


At some point prior to your problem a series of buttons were pushed which caused the activation of the CALIBRATION DIAGNOSTICS AND COOL DOWN TEST"

The test can be aborted by doing the following: 

Depressing Rear Window Defogger, RECIRC and Rear Wiper buttons. 
Cycling Ignition OFF and then ON. 
Control will automatically abort after 15 minutes from the time Calibration Diagnostics and Cool down was entered. 
The HVAC control module will return to normal operation or may indicate unsuccessful Calibration Diagnostics or Cool down test by LED's flashing simultaneously. 


Jul 03, 2008 | 1998 Plymouth Voyager

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