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Old 12-24-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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"CHECK ENGINE" light came on?!?!?! wat to do?

as you can see the title, this morning Im driving to work and the check engine light came on as I started the car? How can I get rid of it? plz help !
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:49 AM   #2
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Shouldnt the question be more like "how do i find out what is wrong with my car"?...If you just dont like the light, and dont care what is wrong, take the bulb out, and no more problems! If you want to do it right, take it to a shop that can see what caused it in the first place!
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:35 AM   #3
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any mechanic should be able to take the bulb out or configure the problem for me or shud i dealing with BMW dealers only?
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:15 AM   #4
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find out what the problem is first
lol
get a code scan done from someone with the reader
if you dont have
you can take it to parts source and get them to scan the code
and find out whats wrong
and then you can go from there
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:40 AM   #5
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does the OBD say anything?
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #6
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Any mechanic should be able to scan for the problem code... go from there. And don't drive around for a week before you go.... get it done immediately, don't drive the car.

Don't just yank the bulb. And have your sarcasm detector fixed.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:46 PM   #7
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KK so any mechanic should be able to read the codes for me and tell me what the problem is, Am I correcT?
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:53 PM   #8
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Simple.. pull out your neg terminal on your battery.. wait a little... then put it back on
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:56 PM   #9
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Simple.. pull out your neg terminal on your battery.. wait a little... then put it back on
lol and if the batttery dies out then??
im pretty much screweed
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lol and if the batttery dies out then??
im pretty much screweed
Well, first of all your battery cant just die from unpluging it! It would clear the codes, thats about all...But it will come back again if the problem is still there...
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lol and if the batttery dies out then??
im pretty much screweed
Just take it off and put it back on, it resets the computer on the car, dont leave it off for like.. half hour.. on.. if you want clean off the corrosion build ups..
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:17 AM   #12
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simple, any reader obd2 reader can read it. it will give you code or area wrong.

could be simple as you did not click the gas cap.

the reader can reset the check engine too.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:35 AM   #13
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plus if u take it to parts source they do it for free
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:15 AM   #14
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What kind of reader do they use at Parts Souce?
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:46 PM   #15
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where is the closest parts source in mississauga?
I will give the battery thing a shot if it doesn't work than parts source here I come
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