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My check engine light does not flash when i turn key before start

My check engine light does not flash when i turn key in my 1996 town car anyone know way ? my car won't pass smog unless this light flashes upon turning key. my car passed all other smog requirements can someone help?

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  • frankiesands May 14, 2009

    no it doesn"t turn on at all, my compass doesn"t turn on either

  • frankiesands May 14, 2009

    fuses r all good



  • frankiesands May 14, 2009

    are you sayin both lites are blown, the check engine and compass bulbs ?

  • frankiesands May 14, 2009

    so the cluster is in dash



  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    yeah thanks there is no light bulbs in the freekin lcd dash display do you guys even know what your sayin cause your advice is all bad wtf

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Yes the cluster is in the dash, it is the speedometer, fuel gauge, ect.

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    It's possible the light for the compass is bad as well. Instrument cluster bulbs do blow out like any other bulb will. If your compass isn't working at all, it may be bad.

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Your compass may have just gone bad then.



    You are lucky for the most part; most people can't pass because their check engine light won't go off. People spend hundreds of dollars to get the check engine light to go off. You should be able to fix your light for a few dollars.

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    As for you compass, have you checked your fuses?

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Your bulb is blown out. You need to remove the instrument cluster to replace it.

  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    It is not suppose to flash. It should just come on when the key is in the on position.

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Does your check engine light come on when you turn the key to the "on" position, "without starting the vehicle"?

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Bulb is probably blown... you have to remove the instrument cluster to change the bulb

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