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Service engine light will not come on

If the sevice engine light does not come on, do i need to use a code reader to get it to work? or how do i change the light?

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Answer to 1st., if your light does not come on then, the bulb went out and believe me, it will save you 40 dollars to do a 5 minute job your self. all you need are screws drivers, and pluck the mount off and the bulbs will be behind the speedometer, and take 1 out, bring it to ur car shop, and get the same size back and replace.
Ans2. if it does not come out check for any coolant, or oil leak. if theres no leak make sure everything on the car is well closed.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008


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