Sponsored

dashboard idiot lights.

wsglen

New Member
First Name
William
Joined
May 28, 2020
Threads
1
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Location
Hillsboro
Vehicle(s)
gladiator
For example check engine light came on. Stays on then goes out after vehicle is turned off. Restart vehicle and check engine light is off. You proceed to dealership and they pug it into their diagnostic system. They state that the vehicle has not flagged any codes. Hence no issue no problem. If that is true, then there shouldbe no reason for the check engine light to illuminate in the fist place. This is just the tip of my ice burg when it has come to eletrical issues in experiencing. Can anyone EXPLAIN to me why said idiot lights can or are not being stored?
Sponsored

 

rr11

Well-Known Member
First Name
Rick
Joined
Jul 29, 2020
Threads
7
Messages
679
Reaction score
726
Location
Fl
Vehicle(s)
2020 JT 2005 TJ 2003 F250
Occupation
Retired
Do not know if this applies to the Gladiator but in my F250 if the light went out the issue had resolved it's self and a code would not be stored.
 
OP
OP

wsglen

New Member
First Name
William
Joined
May 28, 2020
Threads
1
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Location
Hillsboro
Vehicle(s)
gladiator
Do not know if this applies to the Gladiator but in my F250 if the light went out the issue had resolved it's self and a code would not be stored.
The issue I have is that it seems as though if an error occurs (idiot lights) there is a potentially a problem and there is no means of storing or trapping the issue to assisit in the diagnosing of that problem. It may be a trivial problem, but it could be a cascading problem due to the interdependence of all the electsonic sensor that are now built into our cars electronic system.
 

Klutch

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 25, 2019
Threads
18
Messages
816
Reaction score
1,006
Location
Colorado Springs
Vehicle(s)
1986 Jeep Comanche, 2000 Jeep Cherokee
Simply not tightening the gas cap properly can cause a check engine light. If you get gas and properly tighten it, the light will eventually go away.
 

WK2JT

Well-Known Member
First Name
Darren
Joined
Mar 11, 2020
Threads
18
Messages
684
Reaction score
693
Location
Highlands Ranch, CO
Vehicle(s)
JTC
Vehicle Showcase
1
The issue I have is that it seems as though if an error occurs (idiot lights) there is a potentially a problem and there is no means of storing or trapping the issue to assisit in the diagnosing of that problem. It may be a trivial problem, but it could be a cascading problem due to the interdependence of all the electsonic sensor that are now built into our cars electronic system.
You can get a cheap Bluetooth OBD2 scanner dongle and pull the codes when this happens. Then you can at least give the dealership some direction if it’s not on when you take it in and it’s not a simple error, like said gas cap.
Sponsored

 
 



Top