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Service engine light

My light keeps coming on and every time i take it to an auto shop, they hook it up and find no problems. they turn the light off, then a week later it's back on. I'm in Germany and paying in euro time after time to get it checked is really adding up. also, the A/T temp. light comes on as well. any suggestions?

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You need to find out what codes they are pulling from the car. they can also check the mil light(check engine light) status and see if it is malfunctioning a check engine light can be anything from a gas cap to an electronic module and the only way to know for sure is to get the trouble code. in the U.S. auto parts stores will pull the codes for free i don't know what it's like in germany. hope this helps some

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