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Q: What does the amber Check Engine Light mean

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What does the amber Check Engine Light mean

A: The amber Check Engine Warning Light is loc...

The amber Check Engine Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. When this light illuminates, there is a problem with either the engine control system, the throttle control system, or the electronic automatic transmission control system. Your vehicle should be serviced immediately.

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Like all warning lights, the amber Check Engine Light briefly illuminates when you turn the car on. The light is only a problem if it stays lit when the engine is turned on.

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