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My engine light has come on. I thought it was because the coolant level was low. I added the coolant, however the light is still on. Any thoughts?

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Could be the engine light showing a code has been stored in the computer for you to check to correct a problem.

If it is an orange light.....generally you can keep driving and get it checked at a convenient time.

If it is a red light....stop driving and get it checked right away.

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If you can go to Autozone they will scan the codes for free and let you know what the problem is :) Without knowing what the code is this could be a lot of things.

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