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My service engine light went on after getting gas and i have retightened the gas cap. what else could it be

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It may just be this still. Take off your gas cap and look at the rubber O ring seal. Make sure its not damaged. Moisten this O ring and replace your fuel cap tightly and your SES light should turn off in the next 20 to 40 minutes of driving. It may also take a few start ups before it will turn off also.

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U have to service the engine and reset light
if u can give ur vehicle details we can help u to reset the light

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It might take a couple of days to reset

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