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What does the reduced power light mean and what do you do to turn it off...

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  • baldwin_mitc May 04, 2010

    I do not see a button as described. The car was running and the light came on. The engine died at the next stoplight and wont start back

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Many of these vehicles have a power button by the shifter. It gives extra boost when going up hills or towing Then when it's off, it puts the vehicle in economy gas saving, power saving mode.

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  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield May 04, 2010

    Reduced power can be a sign of a major system that the computer is
    watching shutting down. Most likely, if it is a major misfire (one of
    your cylinders has inadequate fuel coming in , or the spark plug is not
    firing) the engine has decided to hold back.

    have you had a diagnostics scan ran on it to see if there is any engine codes?


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