[A4] CHECK ENGINE light on-off
rtomassian at glaserworks.com
Sat Jan 17 08:30:54 EST 2004
People have described a common issue with the CHECK ENGINE light coming
on for various insignificant problems (like badly screwed gas cap). I
have had that happen to my 97 A4 fwd twice before. So, when my check
engine light came on 2 months ago I was not worried and kept on driving
thinking I was going to go get a reading/reset at the shop I trust.
Well, with more pressing issues on the table (you don't want the story
of my life) and this mentioned trusted shop some distance away, I hadn't
managed to get this done until yesterday. Last night, when I started
the car to drive back from work, the check engine light didn't come on!
I was taken aback, so after arriving home (it was about a 45 mile drive)
I restarted the engine just to see if it was not intermittent
behaviour. The CH. ENG. light was still off. Then I switched the
engine off and turned the key half way without cranking. The light came
on with the rest of the indicators on the dash, so I figured it is not a
Any guesses? Should i be worried? Happy? Indifferent?
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