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1999 cadillac catera - flashing sports mode light during accelati

During accelation - usally when done quick or when going up a hill, seems to be at or just above 2000 on the rpm gauge when it occurs most of the time. Stop - shut engine off - light goes out until same is done again as noted above. If not the light does not come on.

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In the owners manual the sport light does a couple things depending on the make up of your catera.
start there, i don't have the owners manual with me or i would review.

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