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My check engine light comes on and off for short periods of time on my 900 s 1997 when outside temps drop below 10 centigrade.does not affect running of car,any ideas out there cheers andy

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  • mwats679 May 02, 2010

    Hi,
    The engine warning light does not flash and lights up and can stay on for around 30 seconds to 5 or ten minutes and then will go off and may not come back on again that day or may no come again for a few days or may come on and off two or three times in the same day for different lenghts of time. Once the air temperature outside is above 10 degrees it does not happen at all, only seems to be a winter thing. Would I need a fault code meter to find the code?

    Thanks

    Andy

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Hi Andy,

If you could get the code that the engine warning light is flashing would help. It will flash a long flash then a short flash.

But it sounds as though you got a problem with the outside tempreture sensor.

Thanks

Jason

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