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My check engine light is constantly on....a guy at the kia place told me that it was because I prob didn't tighten my gas cap enough. He stated that if I took it to a kia place they could turn it off but I don't live anywhere close to one. Can I fix this myself??

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Well, if you have an OBD-II scanner, for $100 or so from Walmart, you can use the erase code button to stop the light from coming on if the problem was solved with the gas tank cap not being screwed on tightly.

However, if it doesn't turn off with the OBD-II scanner, then there is a problem that the scanner can read a code for, that will be displayed in plain English, that is wrong with the car.

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