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    i see a car with spanner light on goes of when started and also it says inspt on dash i know this means a service needed, i checked with my cheap code reader it says no codes but it says mil on is that because the service lights is on or something more serious

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    reset your service light

    does the spanner light stay on while driving?
    is there any loss of power?

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    spanner light goes off when car is started, just a bit worried when code reader says mil on.

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    glow plugs if it its a diesel had the same on mine

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    reset the service light and see if it keeps doing it

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    is it a diesel ?

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    its a petrol, cant reset the milage as the button dosent work

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    Car/spanner light isn't the service light. It's the engine electronics & autobox fault light (if fitted).

    As you've got the word INSP in the odometer, your car is on fixed term servicing.
    If however it was on the eco-flex service intervals, you'd have an oilcan/spanner warning picture flash up in the rev counter display and miles left to next service if you were to press the trip reset with the ignition turned off.

    As the car/spanner light goes off when you start the car, you have no current faults. By it staying on until you start the car, it's telling you there is a stored fault code, but there is currently nothing wrong.

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