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    Anyone know what this light means???

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    Engine warning light


    Illuminates when the ignition is switched on. It should extinguish as soon as the engine starts.

    If it illuminates with the engine running, it indicates a malfunction with the engine management system. Have this checked as soon as possible.

    If it flashes when driving, reduce the vehicle speed immediately until the light illuminates constantly. If it continues to flash, avoid heavy acceleration and high engine speed, stop the vehicle and have it checked immediately.

    On some vehicles this light may be red – again stop the vehicle and seek assistance.

    If it is safe to do so, try stopping the vehicle, switching off the engine, wait two minutes, then restarting the engine to reset the engine management system.

    With the light illuminated, the vehicle is still safe to drive as long as no other faults are apparent with the engine. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer or garage as soon as possible to avoid any damage being caused to the catalytic converter.

    Engine management light, you are advised not to drive it any further if it is on whilst driving and to contact your dealer asap. Could be a million things (probably the most expensive one)
    Edited by: "greg_68" 4th Aug 2010

    usually means there is a problem with the engine management system or the emissions system.

    Original Poster

    Oh dear god.

    Thanks everyone.

    Vauxhall Corsa?

    Take it to a mechanic and have them read the code, should charge around £30-50 for code reading. that will tell you what is up.

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    aircanman

    Vauxhall Corsa? Take it to a mechanic and have them read the code, … Vauxhall Corsa? Take it to a mechanic and have them read the code, should charge around £30-50 for code reading. that will tell you what is up.



    Yeah vauxhall corsa.

    I'll be going back to the guy who I bought it from don't you worry about that.

    I've only had it for about 2 or 3 weeks. That light has been there since I bought it but I just thought it didn't mean anything major so didn't do nothing. what a **** i was.

    Banned

    been ragging it?

    i reckon you have jammed the tappet\s if you are getting a clicking sound from engine.

    ScRiVs

    Yeah vauxhall corsa.I'll be going back to the guy who I bought it from … Yeah vauxhall corsa.I'll be going back to the guy who I bought it from don't you worry about that.I've only had it for about 2 or 3 weeks. That light has been there since I bought it but I just thought it didn't mean anything major so didn't do nothing. what a **** i was.



    Hmm, did you buy it from a dealer? If not I wouldnt expect much from a private sale, sold as seen and all that!

    Take it to a garage, I know its not the best thing but I would rather have it sorted properly than have it bodged up by some guy who just wants to save money

    my daughters came on it was a missfire on one of the cylinders turned out to be a change of spark plugs. so might be something easy.

    Banned

    car has defo been ragged a cylinder may be mis firing also

    i wouldnt have bought it tbh

    wont let me edit last post

    Get the codes read, then reset the ODBC codes, then if it re-appears, read the codes again and take it from there.

    Buy your self a ODBC 2 code reader for around £35 and do it your self, then you have the code reader for the future,

    Just check if its HEX or canbus.

    Rick

    dj_urban

    car has defo been ragged a cylinder may be mis firing also i wouldnt have … car has defo been ragged a cylinder may be mis firing also i wouldnt have bought it tbh wont let me edit last post



    Balls!! - This could be a number of things, most of them basic.

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    Nah I havent dude, it's been there since the day i bought it so it's not from me.

    + there's no clicking noise.


    dj_urban

    been ragging it?i reckon you have jammed the tappet\s if you are getting … been ragging it?i reckon you have jammed the tappet\s if you are getting a clicking sound from engine.

    aircanman

    Vauxhall Corsa? Take it to a mechanic and have them read the code, … Vauxhall Corsa? Take it to a mechanic and have them read the code, should charge around £30-50 for code reading. that will tell you what is up.

    the sedge

    my daughters came on it was a missfire on one of the cylinders turned out … my daughters came on it was a missfire on one of the cylinders turned out to be a change of spark plugs. so might be something easy.



    It's from a guy who my grandad has known for years and years and they live opposite eachother just down the road from me, all my family get our cars from him so should be fine:)


    Regardless of what it is he better sort it!

    Thanks anyway


    If the car is driving fine, more than likely it will be a sensor at fault something like a coolant temp sensor for example.


    Get the codes read.

    Rick

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    RickT

    If the car is driving fine, more than likely it will be a sensor at fault … If the car is driving fine, more than likely it will be a sensor at fault something like a coolant temp sensor for example.Get the codes read.



    Car has been driving fine since the day i got it which is strange I guess?

    Thanks Rick

    Rick
    Edited by: "ScRiVs" 4th Aug 2010

    Banned

    least you dont have a clicking sound hopefully it will be a simple issue

    i have experienced the tappets and a cylinder mis fire on my first engine due to an engine fault @ 6000 miles ( outcome was a new engine no problems with it so far 30k miles )

    could be heat sensor in the manifold or anything best thing is to get a code reader or the guy you got it from to sort it,


    you on corsa c uk forums?

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    dj_urban

    least you dont have a clicking sound hopefully it will be a simple … least you dont have a clicking sound hopefully it will be a simple issue i have experienced the tappets and a cylinder mis fire on my first engine due to an engine fault @ 6000 miles ( outcome was a new engine no problems with it so far 30k miles ) could be heat sensor in the manifold or anything best thing is to get a code reader or the guy you got it from to sort it, you on corsa c uk forums?



    Appreciate the info alot mate, I haven't got a clue about cars!

    I'm not on the Corsa forums either mate! Maybe a good idea to sign up i guess
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