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Old 06-21-2010, 06:00 PM
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You need to get the codes read otherwise you are just shooting in the dark. In North America that light is generally referred to as a Service Engine Soon light. The one thing that is user-resolvable is if the gas cap has been left loose, but in that case the light goes out by itself in a few days. The codes will reveal what has failed, and then you can go from there.

The only light that you can reset yourself is the maintenance reminder that tells you to get the oil changed, for example. Not sure if that model has the lights or not (I think it just shows service requirements when you turn the key on), but that is where the idea of the owner-reset often comes from.
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