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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unhook your battery for several minutes to reset the light. if it comes back on theres a problem somewhere. also advanced auto parts can hook up a scanner to tell you why it's on and they can also turn it off at the same time free of charge
Ok,you could have a bad fuel cap or o-ring on the cap. could be you just didn't quite get the cap on good enough the last time you got gas so in turn the light comes on. unfortunately these things are so sensitive that the light doesn't go out even though you have tried taking it off and putting it back on. My advise is, check out your local auto parts stores. such as Autozone, or Advance. Most auto parts stores anymore will hook up a small scanner to your car and can tell you what the problem may be. not as good as a dealers repair shop could tell you,but should be able to let you know if it is nothing serious or could be. if it is something serious then you would of course have to see mechanical help. and if its nothing serious, like the only thing showing up is gas cap not on good,they can clear out the code and your light will go off and your good to go.if it turns out that's all it was and the code is cleared, and it keeps coming on, you could have a more serious problem and should have a qualified mechanic check it out. if you don't have an Autozone or Advance near you, just check your local auto parts stores and see if they offer the service of checking your vehicle when lights like this come on. and it should be a FREE service. Autozone and Advance is and most should be. i know this is long, but i hope it helps.
if check engine light keeps coming on. there is a problem. you can go to most any auto parts store and have the problem codes read for free. as long as the check engine light stays on to read codes. have a good day !
try un hooking a battery cable and it will usually reset them if u dont have any problem it should go off, but usually if it comes back on there will be a problem somewhere might just be a sensor, sensor are one of the main reasons y the engine light turns on. just take it to auto zone or something and they can tell u y the light keeps coming off if, that other solution doesnt work
Have had the car serviced lately? Oil change, tune up, things of that nature? It may be time to do that stuff. Does that car have a "Service Engine Soon" light and a "Check Engine" light? If the car has been serviced recently and the "Service Engine Soon" light is coming on, it's because who ever serviced it, did not reset the light. To reset the light, this works on most GM cars, turn the ignition to the "on" position DO NOT START THE CAR!!! Now within 5 seconds push the gas pedal to the floor and release it 3 times. That should reset the light if that don't work, you may want see what it says in the owners manual. Or you may have to take it to a shop. If the "Check Engine" light is coming on then there is a problem with the vehicle and there should be a "code" in the computer. Most auto parts stores will put a scanner on your car and read the codes for free. Those lights are there for a reason, if ignore them your car will let you down.
Try disconnecting th ebattery for three minutes and reconnecting it. The light should be off. If there is a problem it will come back on within 50-75 miles. If the battery trick doesn't work go to a repair shop and have them reset the light with the machine.
The oil change wouldn't cause this problem. Just in-case, check the engine oil level.
There are many emission sensors in the car that will make the engine light come ON. Best way to find out what's going on is to have an auto-parts store hook up a engine code reader and tell you what the code means. Most auto-part store will do this for free.
You need a code scanner hooked up to it to find out why the light is on, if there is an advanced auto, or auto zone, go there, and tell them the engine light is on, and you need to retrieve the code.It will also show what sensor it is. Takes about a minute to do, and they don't charge, where repair shops do.