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98Civic speedo malfunctioned a bit, now fine, but engine light on

Speedo malfunctioned for a bit, was idle at 0 while driving, then engine light came on. Pulled car over, restarted it, and drove a while, speedo working fine again (although I don't know if it's accurate). But engine light is still on. Is it still safe to drive home and wait 2 days (tomorrow's a public stat holiday) and take it to the mechanic, or should I stop driving altogether? Could the engine light be on due to the speedo or something bigger?

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You can drive the car

should have the code read at a shop

possible cause is speed sensor problem???

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