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Hi, there are numerous reasons why the light could be on from low coolant level to gas cap not tightened properly. The best bet is to get a diagnostic test.
There are "monitors" or self tests the computer runs the car through a drive cycle, if a problem occurs, it may not run all of the self tests until that problem is taken care. Therefore, another problem may exist. It is emission related. OR hook up a scanner that is capable of clearing codes, and hope that none are still active. Disconnecting the battery can create other headaches and will not likely solve your dilemma. Best bet is to contact the local snap-on dealer and have him refer you to a known good shop that specializes in this technology-he will know.
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When this light is on a failure of the electronic engine control system has occurred or the emission control system, you need to have what is called an "OBD2" fault code test run, any Kragen or Autozone willdo this test for free and give you the number of the fault code,but do not listen to the parts person about what this problem may be, they will sell you parts that may not fix the problem, they are not trained electronic engine control specialists and will only be guessing.

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