Unfortunately the only way to do this with newer vehicles is with a scan tool (if light is on you most likely have trouble codes that need to be addressed-faulty sensor or something else). Take it to your local Autozone or other major auto parts chain and most of the time they will scan your computer and reset light for free, with the understanding that you will purchase any parts you might need from them. If not a service station will probably charge you $75-$100 just to hook the stupid thing up.
That "stupid thing" happens to be pretty expensive, therefore the costs are passed on to the consumer. The cost of training and experience on how to troubleshoot today's auto is also very expensive. Any moron can hook up a scanner and clear the codes (not that this will necessarily help you.) Autozone will more often lead you to a situaton that ends up being more expensive than just have a repair shop fix it right. This is more to the point of your question however: Pull the codes from the computer, match the code to the troubleshooting procedure, follow the procedure to find the source. Repair the source, light will go out if that was the only problem. There are "monitors" or self tests the computer runs the car through a drive cycle, if a problem occurs, it may not run all of the self tests until that problem is taken care. Therefore, another problem may exist. It is emission related. OR hook up a scanner that is capable of clearing codes, and hope that none are still active.
With a scan tool.
What does 'service engine soon' light mean on a 1998 olds intrigue?
Our check engine light was on in our 1998 Intrigue. We went to Autozone and they pulled the codes and saw that it was either one (or both because they said there was 2). If your light is not on I am not sure how to find out otherwise. Autozone said that it tripped our light.
The meaning of a dashboard warning light on an Oldsmobile Intrigue could be a variety of things. There are different lights for different things for different years of that model. It could be a service engine, check oil, sensor check, or more. The owners manual should have a listing of warning lights included in it.
Probably because you need to check the engine.
Have vehicle scanned to see if any codes are stored to determine the problem
A blinking "check engine" light is an indication that the computer has detected a SERIOUS problem that can result in permanent damage to the engine. You need to connect a diagnostic code scanner to find out what the computer has detected.
Use a code reader to find out why the check engine light is on.
If the check engine light is on, use a code scanner to find out why.
take it to autozone and have it scanned
hard fault code What is a hard fault code?
The engine computer has detected a malfunction and set a code.
That light can mean alot check your break fluid your car is over heating if you still have the manule look in the indexfor the check engine light it will tell you everpage that has to do with that light and what it means
Do you have a Check Engine, or Service Engine Soon light on your dash? The 2 are related. Run it by your local autozone, and ask them to pull the codes for it. They can tell you if its serious or not. Or you can take it by AAMCO, I believe they have a transcheck 21 thing, and don't charge for it.
That is the check engine light.That is the check engine light.
You can disconnect the negative battery cable, wait a couple minutes then reconnect the cable. This will clear the codes and reset the check engine light but, if the reason the light came on isn't fixed the light will come back on soon.
check engine light
No, oil level does not cause the check engine light.
The service engine light is the same thing as a check engine light.
Did you try just turning the ignition key ON but not starting and looking at your dash lights? Usually the dash will light up all lights as a sort of check system.
Any problem with the car that affects its emissions will cause the light to come on and stay on until the problem has been fixed. (There are literally dozens of possible causes.)
take the battery cable off for 15 minutes
Trouble code P0302 means:Cylinder 2 misfire detected
The check engine light is the light shaped like an engine, or the light that states Check Engine (Soon). If this light comes on, it is time to see what the issue is with the engine.
check to see if your security light is on...could be passlock