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My Transmission light comes on, what does this mean? since I only just had a transmission fluid flush

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The light only comes on when a fualt is sensed in the operation of the transmission by the transmission control computer, there are dozens of poss faults so it is key to get the system tested for the code that is stored when this light flashes

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