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The red light with the picture of an engine stays on but the Check engine yellow light stays off I took off the battery lead and the light went out until I started up the car a second time and now it stays on again

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I'm not very familiar with your vehicle dashboard cluster, but it does sound to me like what you are seeing is a light that is programmed to come on as a reminder for regularly scheduled maintenance intervals that go by mileage, such as the oil.
Other things it might be for is tire rotation, transmission fluid and emissions control components. There then would be a procedure to follow for resetting it so the light will be off and the computer will restarting counting mileage again toward the next reminder. However, if you have recently or within the last few thousand miles have done regular maintenance and it is running normally, then you can ignore the reminder without any problems...other than the annoying light.

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