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How do I reset the maintenance required light?
Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position with the odometer reading shown. Turn the ignition key to the "ON" position while holding down the trip meter reset knob. Hold down the knob for at least 5 seconds. The odometer indicates "000000" and the light goes off. If the system fails to reset the light will continue flashing. On some later models you have to use trip A or trip B. Always try the odometer first
Brake Light On Dash?
The brake light on the dash will come on if the parking brake is in use. This of course is normal. It will also come on if the brake master cylinder is low on fluid. If you look at the reservoir you will see a full line and also a low level line. If the fluid is close to or belowthe low mark the light on the dash will come on, at the end of the summer and in the fall the light might come on in the morning but go after after driving several miles. The fluid expands when it warms up so if you check it after driving or in the afternoon the level might seem fine. I would suggest you get the brakes check to make sure there is no leak in the system and that the brakes are still in good condition
Battery light on?
The battery light being on doesn't mean the battery needs to be replaced but rather that the alternator is not charging the battery. When this happens you should bring your auto in for service right away and try to avoid using the air conditioner or the heater as this uses more electricity.
Check Engine Light
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The check engine light comes on when the auto's computer tests one of ten different systems and it fails. Sometimes this can be as basic of a problem as the gas cap not being tightened properly after getting gas. Sometimes it is a more involved problem. If you have recently gotten gas & the check engine light has come on, tighten the gas cap. If this is the problem, driving for a few days should give the computer time to re-test & pass the test for this system. If the check engine light stays on, you should bring your auto in for diagnostic testing. (Driving long term with a check engine light on, can damage your emissions control system or catalytic converter. This equates to more costly repairs down the line.)
If the check engine light is blinking you should drive as little as possible and give us a call to schedule an appointment. Driving with the check engine light blinking can cause further damage.