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Malfunction indicator light has come on wott does this mean and how do i turn it of

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It means that your on board diagnostics computer had detected a problem with your car. to turn this off you can connect an O.B.D.2 scanner/reader tool to the plug inside of the car under the steering wheel to find out what the system has detected and tell the reader to erase the problem codes and turn off the light or you can just disconnect the car battery for abut 3 min to erase the codes but the codes may come back though if you just erase them.

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