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    Default A strange one?

    I might have caused this myself but i had the dreaded spanner light come on today

    A couple of days ago i made the mistake of starting the car up breifly with the air filter removed - saw the spanner flash up so switched it off,tried a couple of times after the filter was back in and all was fine

    Went on 20 mile drive today and before i got to the end of the street the spanner was on but car ran normally (no limp mode)

    Drove 20 miles back but never saw the spanner light once

    Am i right in thinking the spanner light was warning me a fault was stored the other day but its now reset itself

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    When you say it was a "mistake". Does that mean you started the car up with the top of the airbox removed or that the filter had been removed and the airbox put back together again?

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    The airbox was sort of ermm sat at the side of the car - i had just fitted my hids and was checking they didnt throw any errors up before refitting it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazzy2006 View Post
    The airbox was sort of ermm sat at the side of the car - i had just fitted my hids and was checking they didnt throw any errors up before refitting it
    That would do it!

    You shouldn't have any more problems, but it would be interesting to know what the error code was.

    Obviously too much air is just as bad as not enough air, so my bet is it's a MAF sensor that got taken by surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel dog View Post
    That would do it!

    You shouldn't have any more problems, but it would be interesting to know what the error code was.

    Obviously too much air is just as bad as not enough air, so my bet is it's a MAF sensor that got taken by surprise.
    Cheers, fingers crossed

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