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Old 01-27-2006, 07:59 AM
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Service Engine Soon light - what does it mean?

Hey folks,

I was starting the car this morning and the Service Engine Soon light came on and stay lit. Car's running fine, and I'm still 5k miles to the next suggested service. Shutdown and restart and the light's still there (sounds like a PC doesn't it??) Anybody know what they light is for?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:02 AM
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Could be any number of things. Maybe have your local AutoZone check the code for you or your local dealer. Also double-check your gas cap is on right
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I vote for the gas cap check first. If that doesn't solve it, find out the problem code.
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Old 01-27-2006, 11:16 AM
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As strange as it may seem(harmless sarcasm)...

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Hey folks,

I was starting the car this morning and the Service Engine Soon light came on and stay lit. Car's running fine, and I'm still 5k miles to the next suggested service. Shutdown and restart and the light's still there (sounds like a PC doesn't it??) Anybody know what they light is for?

Thanks in advance.
your owners manual has the answer. All you have to do is read it. I know that's a lot to ask(more harmless sarcasm), but there you have the easiest answer/solution.
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your owners manual has the answer. All you have to do is read it. I know that's a lot to ask(more harmless sarcasm), but there you have the easiest answer/solution.

doubtful.

as above SES can be triggered by MANY different parameters.

i would also suggest taking it into Autozone and get the code read. they can tell you what triggered it. (i have my own OBDII reader and can clear it at home).

why don't you use your computer that your on and search what DTC's and SES is all about? (inside joke for FL tolls)
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:25 AM
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Well the gas cap didn't seem make a difference. As some of you might seen before the SES light goes off on it's own with nothing done to it. It doesn't bother me but I just want to know what happened.....once again, thank you guys for helping out.
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Mine was the knock sensor on a '05 MCS. Took it into the dealer and it was a 4 hour job! (albeit free)
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Could be a zillion different things. Mine was a "burned out wheel sensor." (Service Advisor's words.)

As my Service Advisor explained to me, what the SES light really means is that something has raised a flag and the computer is signalling that you need to bring the car in to the dealer.
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Even if your light shut-off, wouldn't hurt to check all fluid levels, caps tight, air filter clean and hose connections, then if it turns on again go to your local AutoZone get the code and find out what triggered the light to go off in the first place.
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Mini has a fix for the service light. I got it and it has never come back on again. ski
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I tried going to AutoZone and they don't have a read out code for Mini's or Beamers..
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I tried going to AutoZone and they don't have a read out code for Mini's or Beamers..

Wow, nothing like reviving a generic thread that's 7 years old.

They can read it, you might not get some of the specific codes, but they should have at least tried.
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