Service Engine Light On

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ernesto Diaz, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Ernesto Diaz

    Ernesto Diaz Guest

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Car is 90 740 GLE 16V just turned
    89K original miles. Thanx in advance.
    Ernesto Diaz, Sep 13, 2003
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  2. Ernesto Diaz

    Rob Guenther Guest

    Is it the service light, or the engine light, two very different things. The
    960 I am familiar with has both, I am pretty sure our old 740 had both too.
    The service is just a reminder light, but the malfunction lamp would be
    illuminated by an actual problem.
    Rob Guenther, Sep 13, 2003
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  3. Ernesto Diaz

    ALRHALL Guest

    The "SERVICE" light is a REMINDER to change your oil. It stays on about 5 min
    when you start the car. Some models have a reset button below the speedo, next
    to the trip-reset button. It comes covered with a rubber plug. Remove the
    plug and push the button with a small screwdriver. If you have a turbo the
    light returns in 5000 miles, non-turbo 10,000 miles. I don't know about
    16Valve engines.

    The "Check Engine" light is an ALARM. It signifies the need for a repair to the
    engine management system.

    ALRHALL, Sep 13, 2003
  4. Ernesto Diaz

    agranner Guest

    Al, the service light interval for 16v is 5,000 miles. I can't reset
    mine because the rubber stop in the glass (plastic?) is pushed all the
    way in and under. It's just annoying but it does turn off after a few
    minutes. I've just learned to ignore it.

    agranner, Sep 13, 2003
  5. Ernesto Diaz

    G Klein Guest

    Just push the button in & when you feel the need just
    remove the cluster separate the back & remove the
    rubber plug about a 1/2 hour of work for most people
    unless you are all thumbs then will take longer
    G Klein, Sep 14, 2003
  6. Ernesto Diaz

    GrantOrg Guest

    If you get the answer to your questiion will you email me and let me know as
    well I have the same problem.

    I own a 1990 GLE 16 value white in color with heated seats, Sunroof, 4 door.


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    GrantOrg, Sep 14, 2003
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