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    Angry emmissions light on dashboard

    hi everyone,just changed my park lights ,but had to take air filter of to get to it and disconnect the emmissions cable so i could get to the last screw to take thew top of the air filter .problem is now once i have put it all back together including the sensor thingy.but when i start the car up the engine light comes on ,looked in book and it says it is the emissions .so it has something to do with me taking the air filter of .can anybody shed any light on this and possibly a resolve ,i await your help and assistance ,thanks.hope somebody has got a resolve ,cant rely be much has all i have done is change the light ,and taken the air box connector off ,help

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    hi
    double check the connections/plugs and clean
    disconect battery for a while .
    or sometimes i think it will clear after about 20 starts if all is ok

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    i changed the black hose from, the airbox to the throttle body, to a chrome 1. but the rubber connector came off at the throttle body and the emissions light came on. i changed back to the boring black 1 and after a few starts the light went out.

    so cut a long story short, check the hose is back on properly and the sensor connector. it should go out if everyfing is ok, after a few starts

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    just been out to check everything is in its place and then started the car 5 times but still no joy.what do i do just wait until i have driven it a few times and see what happens .i know it has to be that emissions cable but i have not damaged it .i just hate it when something happens to my car,i think straight away that it is going to cost me and start to panic aswell has i dont like anything wrong with my car,please advise me on what to do next ,thanks

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    As mentioned. Try disconecting the battery for "say" half an hour. Make sure you have the radio code if your radio need one. By disconecting the battery it might "reset" the emission problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmitchell View Post
    just been out to check everything is in its place and then started the car 5 times but still no joy.what do i do just wait until i have driven it a few times and see what happens .i know it has to be that emissions cable but i have not damaged it .i just hate it when something happens to my car,i think straight away that it is going to cost me and start to panic aswell has i dont like anything wrong with my car,please advise me on what to do next ,thanks
    Does the light come on and stay on when you start up or does it just come on for about 5 seconds then go out?

    If it's the latter scenario, I wouldn't worry as it's not a current fault and should disappear over time, say 30 starts.

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    disconnecting the battery didnt work for me. i left it an hour aswell. i just drove to and from work for the week and eventually it went out. it should correct itself. if in a few days time it hasnt gone out then id b thinkin bout gettin that sensor checked out.

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    Yep as mentioned above. If the fault does not occur again, then it will class it as an "historic" fault and wipe it off. I know on the Vectra B it was after 40 start up,s.

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