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indicator light
02-18-2014, 04:29 PM
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indicator light
FYI. I threaded on check eng trac off and have been researching this for a couple of days. Good news,(knock on wood), I bought a new gas cap and the light went off. the gas cap is from autozone for nine bucks. hope this is helpful for someone. thanks.
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02-18-2014, 10:49 PM
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RE: indicator light
Post again in a week or two and let us know if the light stays off.

I mentioned in the other thread about codes staying in the computer for a long time so you may want to have Auto Zone scan it for you then clear the codes for the future.
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02-19-2014, 03:19 PM
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RE: indicator light
(02-18-2014 10:49 PM)Rupe Wrote:  Post again in a week or two and let us know if the light stays off.

I mentioned in the other thread about codes staying in the computer for a long time so you may want to have Auto Zone scan it for you then clear the codes for the future.

thanks. Unfortunately the light came back on. I will try taking it to autozone and clear the codes. as long as the light is off it runs good.
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02-19-2014, 09:32 PM (This post was last modified: 02-19-2014 09:36 PM by Rupe.)
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RE: indicator light
A gas cap sealing issue will not cause a change in the way the engine runs so obviously you have something more serious to deal with. Post any codes they find here and we can chat more.

BTW, in the USA an "indicator light" is what you see on the dash when the turn signals are in use. What you have showing is a "check engine" light (CEL) or a "service engine soon" light. (SES) It helps quite a bit if we all speak in similar terms. Less confusion that way.
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02-20-2014, 11:18 AM (This post was last modified: 02-20-2014 11:28 AM by Garner.)
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RE: indicator light
Yup, I’m thoroughly confused. I see, “Indicator light” & “check eng trac off.” I threw “indicator” out of my mind and concentrated on the other. I am guessing that “check eng” would be one light & “trac off” would be a different light? Check Engine & Traction Control Off??? That would likely point to two individual problems.

There’s one other thing that I see. You say that as long as the light is off it runs good. I suspect that it is the reverse. As long as it is running good the light is off. Kind of like the oil light comes on when you loose oil pressure & not the other way around. The light comes on because there is a problem & tells you that the computer has stored some codes from the sensors being affected. So I would have to agree with Rupe on this one. We need to know exactly what light or lights are on and a list of the code NUMBERS would really help.

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Garner

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02-20-2014, 11:55 AM
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RE: indicator light
To partially unshroud the mystery I suspect this car is "drive by wire" so if there are serious running issues the ECM will turn off the traction control and put up the warning light. GM has something similar, including a light that says "reduced power" if the ECM needs to run in limp mode. Basically it's a warning that other things are affected. (probably due to some silly law suit over the years) While we are on that topic I have often wonndered why there's no warning light for brake & steering issues when a drive belt flies off on a vehicle with hydro-boost. This would be along the same lines.
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