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Buick Century 2004 - Problem light on dash flashes on often, stays on & then goes off on its own. Mechanics first thought it had to do with anti-brake problem & would be costly. After puting it on diagnostic equipment reported not anti-brake problem & probably wouldn't hurt anything. However, being a handicapped 81 yr. living on SS, it does bother me not to know cause & live in fear that it might end up being dangerous and/or a costly problem. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  • jc_little Jul 28, 2010

    After driving 200+ miles yesterday, lights never came on
    This morning lights came on twice after driving less than
    8 miles

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Hi,
First off I highly recommend next time the light is on to take it to an autozone and they can scan and give you the exact problem code. Once you have that code you can report back here and that will give me a much better idea of what the problem could be. It could be something serious but it could also be nothing serious at all. once you have the trouble code it will tell us.
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Look 1st we must know what u are calling a problem light? is this the yellow check engine light, if so then this light indicates that you have developed a fault in the electronic engine or emission systems controls, in order to know what to check for this problem need to know the exact fault code(s) the technician received, there are over 200 fault codes that can turn on the check engine light so guessing is nearly impossible

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  • jc_little Jul 28, 2010

    In addition, the "service engine soon" light goes on as well as anti-lock system light (a diagnostic test

    showed no problem). Yesterday, I drove over 200 mi. & light never went on. This morning I made

    2 short trips & lights came on twice. Please help

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    yadayada Jul 28, 2010

    I don't think u understand it is not that simple these kinds of problems require testing, rejecting my reply doesn't change that, I have 35 years of experience with this work and I do know what is needed, you need the systems of the car tested, i need the system fault codes that are stored in the computers memory.

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