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Weird Check Engine Light #384434 Jan 26, 4:39pm Jan 26, 4:39pm
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Weird Check Engine Light
I had a check engine light for like a month and thought nothing of it. I thought it was my Injen CAI making my ecu bitch again. A couple days ago i started my car and noticed it was off. weird

Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: Steven] #384435 Jan 26, 4:53pm Jan 26, 4:53pm
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The ecu prolly learned to live with it now.


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Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: CID498] #384436 Jan 26, 4:54pm Jan 26, 4:54pm
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Or maybe the bulb burned out finally laughsilly


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Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: CID498] #384437 Jan 26, 5:00pm Jan 26, 5:00pm
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haha probably, im just glad the damn thing is off

Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: Steven] #384438 Jan 26, 5:06pm Jan 26, 5:06pm
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lol i got a check engine light after installed my Intake (1 week after).. i thought it was oil so i changed my oil and after about 3 days it went off... and now i think about it.. it was probably just the engine being like HOLY SHIT TO MUCH COLD AIR COMING IN HOLY SHIT!!!! rofl


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Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: JettaMan] #384439 Jan 26, 5:16pm Jan 26, 5:16pm
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When the engine light comes on it stores a hard code. Even though your light is off you can still scan it and pick up the code. If you dont want to pay to have that done you can go to autozone. they usually pull codes for free. But beware. To work at the zone you must be completely car illiterate.


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Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: redbullktm] #384440 Jan 26, 6:51pm Jan 26, 6:51pm
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lol aka tell them to write down your codes and bring them here


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Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: JettaMan] #384441 Jan 26, 7:44pm Jan 26, 7:44pm
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i never got a CEL from my Injen CAI.. did you ever reset ur ECU


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Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: Steven] #384442 Jan 26, 11:51pm Jan 26, 11:51pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
I had a check engine light for like a month and thought nothing of it. I thought it was my injen CAI making my ecu bitch again. A couple days ago i started my car and noticed it was off. weird


had the same issue with mine... it would go off after a time and then a few days later, turn back on. I knew what triggered it to go on, but I had no clue what triggered it to turn off.

took the car in to Toyota and after about $1200 of warranty work, the light never came back on again thumbsup


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Re: Weird Check Engine Light [Re: redbullktm] #384443 Jan 27, 1:19am Jan 27, 1:19am
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Originally Posted by redbullktm
When the engine light comes on it stores a hard code. Even though your light is off you can still scan it and pick up the code. If you dont want to pay to have that done you can go to autozone. they usually pull codes for free. But beware. To work at the zone you must be completely car illiterate.
When the CEL illuminates, it stores a Data Trouble Code (DTC) in the computer. The CEL will be extinguished if the vehicle goes through 3 consecutive pass trips. A pass trip is a cycle which consists of key on, one diagnostic moniter runs, key off, and the ecm powers down. After this is done 3 times consecutivley without the original error occurring again, then the CEL will turn off. The code will stay stored in the computer until 40 warm-up cycles have run consecutivley with out the error occurring. A warm up cycle is achieved when the engine coolant tmeperature rises at least 40 degrees above engine start up temperature and achieves a minimum temperature of 160. Not until then will the code be erased.
So in short, the computer doesnt really learn to live with conditions. The code is probably still there and it needs to get pulled. A lot of the time its nothing, but you never know.


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