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2005 forrester....cruise control light falshes off and on.....check engine light remains on...what could this mean

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Fisrt step is to get the code to proceed. Without the code that is stored in the computer noone can even begin to guess.

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You will have to get the vehicle scanned and get the exact code in order to understand the exact problem.

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