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More like computer.. you will need to isolate the problem with one code at a time... sometime two codes are fixed, try this: 1. Check the rotor and break pad thickness, that normally will fix abs, brake or abs and tracs. 2. check engine could be as simple as an O2 sensor or fuel filter, coil pack, starter... each needs to be check'd. 3. check engine should identify condition codes.. go to princess auto and pick up the comptuer untit for 60$. 4. If it ain't burning oil.. heck have fun with it. Have fun..
The check engine light is not for maintenance related notifications, it is for indicating emissions and drivetrain malfunctions. There are literally hundreds of causes for the light to illuminate on a modern vehicle, and you will need to take it to a repair shop or an auto parts store to have the diagnostic codes scanned to get an idea of what is wrong. Most auto parts stores do this for free. They also sell diagnostic scanners so you can do it yourself. The range of problems can go from as simple as a loose gas cap to major transmission internal failures, etc, so it is best not to just guess at it. If the light is lit solid, the vehicle is in most cases safe to drive until you can get the problem diagnosed; however if the light is flashing, you should shut the car off and have it towed. A flashing check engine light indicates a misfire so severe that it could cause catastrophic damage.
What really happens is your service check indicator light switches itself on due to completion of 10,000 or 5,000 Km (depending on the manufacturer's specs) from your previous oil change or service. The internal clock keeps track of your mileage travelled and let you know when the 10,000 or 5,000 km is up. All that is required is to RESET the service indicator light. On some cars, the resetting of the service light can be done by the car owner which normally involves pressing a button at the front Instrument Panel and so on and so forth. If you have the user manual for your car, I suggest you read it to see if there is anything on resetting the service light.
The bad news is not all vehicle manufacturers have a reset button at the front dashboard, and some requires the use of a Diagnostic Scanner to do this. Ask your mechanic if you are not sure.
The speed is cut down to 60 is due to the fact that if you continue to drive your car after the prescribed mileage without changing the engine oil, there will be 'accelerated' wear and tear to your engine and perhaps even an early engine overhaul. Driving with a long overdue engine oil change is bad but driving it at speed would be worst. I believe you get the drift.
As for your mot test, it is mandatory that no warning light whatsoever should appear at the instrument panel but yours showed up.
The light is indicating an emission system failure. Take the vehicle to your local Auto Zone or Advance Auto and ask them to scan your car for trouble codes, they will do it for you at no charge. Write the codes down and reply back to me and we can begin diagnosing the problem.
Good luck, let me know.
The service light has nothing to do with the engine light. It can't be trigged by the ECM.
The service light are only trigged by one of 3 counters (time since last service, engine hours or mileage).
The service light are easy to reset if you got a YM1999-2000 car.
1. Put the ignition on to pos.1 and press down the trip reset button on the instrument cluster and keep it depressed.
2. Put the ignition on to pos.2,
3. When the service light starts to flash then release the trip reset button. Now you have reset the service reminder lamp.
You need to read out the DTC's from ECM to be able to fix the check engine light.