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post #1 of 21 Old 08-11-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Friggin Check Engine Light is on......

Check Engine Light is on, not blinking. SS/V8/M6 Just noticed today at lunch. Book states that since it is not flashing it could be:

1. OBDII problem
2. Emission Control System error
3. I checked fuel cap, twisted only once
4. 91 Octane only. I never put anything but 91, but who knows what you get?

Any shared issues/problems like that from anyone? I made the Service Department appointment, but thought i might try to correct myself.
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Kinda hard to determine without reading the code with a scanner.
Hopefully it's not a big deal, keep us posted.

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Mine came on eariler it was the catlatic converter... Take it to dealership they can hook it up and fix it...

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Thanks Bama, I have an appointment for next Monday. I'll keep you updated. They say what happened to your converter? Normal fault?
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GM gas caps can sometimes be tricky. After you check the cap, it could take up to 2-5 days for the light clear. Happens on my wife vue every once and awhile after she put gas in it. How soon did it come after you last filled up.
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Thanks Bama, I have an appointment for next Monday. I'll keep you updated. They say what happened to your converter? Normal fault?
No they just told me it was cracked...

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GM gas caps can sometimes be tricky. After you check the cap, it could take up to 2-5 days for the light clear. Happens on my wife vue every once and awhile after she put gas in it. How soon did it come after you last filled up.
Three days or so. On a half tank of gas, that's why i thought it was strange coming on all of the sudden.
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post #8 of 21 Old 08-11-2009, 02:34 PM
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engine light

hi,mine had a p0496 code,was a bad canister purge solenoid.dealer replaced it,but could not reset the code with the tech2 scanner.I took it home and reset it with my $29 code reader. Do yourself a favor and buy a code reader that can reset obd2 codes.Dealers and private shops in my area charge $50 to $90 just to read a code if its not a warranty issue.
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I'm sure there are shops in your area that will do it for free.

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Since your car is under warranty, its best to just let the dealer figure it out. However, if you are pretty confident its due to the gas cap and don't want to wait a couple days to let it clear on its own, you could try disconnecting the battery for about a minute then reconnect. On some cars, you need to find a fuse to remove instead. This would reset the computer. If it comes back on, it may be something unrelated to the way you put the gas cap back on.
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