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Old 10-09-2003, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The check engine light is not lit once the car is started. However if I put the keys in acc position, the check engine light is on. Is this normal or do I have to get this think checked?

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don't --all-- the lights run a self-test when you turn the key to the position before "START"?
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if your car is on, and any light stays on, there is a problem. If not, everything is fine.
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do you mean if the car is started? or just turned on?
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don't --all-- the lights run a self-test when you turn the key to the position before "START"?
Wlaker is right; all the lights should come on when you first turn the car on. It's basically a "lamp test" feture so you know all the lights are working correctly.

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