[A4] CHECK ENGINE light on-off

Calvyn Calvyn at stny.rr.com
Sat Jan 17 08:51:49 EST 2004

	If it was the 1n1 (service) or 1n2 (I Got Codes) messages it
wouldn't bother me, but the Check Engine light is something I'd spend the $$
to have checked out.
	It just happened to me, I have a daily 1n2 code cause of a condenser
problem, to $$ to fix at the moment, but the check engine light came on on
the way to work and I brought it into my trusty import mechanic ASAP. Cost
my $59, long story, but nothing was wrong. I sleep better at night knowing
it was looked at.

My .02

'96 Audi A4 2.8 FronTrac (V6-12v)

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Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 8:33 AM
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Subject: [A4] CHECK ENGINE light on-off

HI all,

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 bad bulb.

Any guesses?  Should i be worried?  Happy?  Indifferent?



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