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Service engine lights on on my Nissan 2005 Exterra

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First you need an owners manual. If you bought it used you usually don't get one. Have no idea why someone would not pass it on. The owners manual with educate you to some extent,not much, but at least you'll get some answers and know what bulb # to buy when a lamp burns out or a fuse goes.

The MIL Lamps,Service Engine, Etc have been on all vehicles since 1981,some 30 years. Only now, that they come on several times a year, are people questioning them.

You need to purchase an inexpensive code reader or go to a parts store or shop that can check for a code, that may be set as a result of your light coming on.

The code you may get is NOT going to tell you what is wrong with your vehicle or what needs to be replaced. It is a place for a person with knowledge of your cars systems, to start a diagnostic proceedure the find the issues.

You never need to go to a dealer. Where you go to have your vehicles worked on, is your choice.

Posted on Aug 02, 2010


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