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Light on my dashboard

I have a light on my dash board and i thik it mught be my gas cap light i need to see a picture of what it looks like

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Ford taurus's are well known for this. the seal on the gas cap goes bad. before you replace the gas cap make sure when you close the gas cap you are turning it at least 5 clicks. if light stays on get a new gas cap. they are easy to install all you need to do is remove the gas cap.remove the gas cap strap. put ******** the new cap, close cap and turn 5 clicks. not clicking 5 time can set a p400 or p401 evap code causing the check enging /ses light to come on.

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