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OEM indicator waning light

The OEm warning light came on intermittently for about two weeks and now it has been on constant for about a week what is the problem is this something I need to take care of?

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  • articman15 Jun 28, 2009

    What is causing it to come on? what would happen if left alone and I did not do anything? Why on a wet night

  • articman15 Jun 28, 2009

    what is the oem light trying to tell me what could possibly be wrong?

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I would be getting it checked out .
Could save you a walk home on a wet night.
And some money.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

  • George Jun 28, 2009

    Your car is telling you it has a fault . It is in your best interests to get it checked out . If you decide to leave it alone and your car stops dead doing damage to the engine it is going to cost more.
    If it happens on a wet cold night you will get wet walking home.
    Best to get it sorted asap.
    Last month I fixed a car that someone ignored the warning light on , If they had of brought the car in when the light came on it would have cost them around $600.00 to fix but they didn't and after the engine destroyed it's self the cost of repairs was $3728.30
    Hope this helps.


  • George Jun 28, 2009

    There are many things that light covers , You need to get the computer scanned with a scantool.
    This tool reads the computer and gives the user a code which can then be looked up to see what component has failed or which system is not working within it's designed parameters.
    Most good auto repair shops have these tools.
    You can spend alot of time speculating what could be the problem and get nowhere , Get the error code and we will take it from there.

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