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    Default EML Light after O/S bulb change

    Hi All,

    I hope someone can help me

    My o/s headlight failed on Friday and the given the lack of light that the n/s one provided, I figured that I should get it changed, pronto...so I opted to try and squeeze my hand around the back of the airbox. In the end, I had to remove the top cover, the sensor and disconnected the pipe leading to the engine - the one that is connected via the jubilee clip. This provided just enough room to get my hand to the back of the light fixture.

    The bulb was changed fine but when I put it all back together, the EML is showing now ...

    I think I may have dislodged the pipe leading to the airbox - I have pushed it back as far as I can but its definitely not a 'tight' connection in the same way as those pipes from the airbox to the engine....

    I have checked and re-checked the connections but the light is still there.

    I'd appreciate any guidance/pointers anyone can give me.

    Many thanks.

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    Im no expert by any means bud, but providing the maf sensor is fitted back on properly, AND all pipes are connected back up. I assume there are no running problems its just the light on. Have you tried reseting the ECU by disconnecting the battery for half hr. mite clear any stored faults that may have came up when you disconnected things. That's the only advise I can give.

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    Hi Dan, thanks for the quick response.

    I have just been out in the car and bizarrely, the light has disappeared! Inbetween my 'handiwork' and going out in it, there was a 30-odd minute gap, could this be the equivalent of the disconnecting battery suggestion you made?

    When started it earlier, I revved the engine up to 3-4K rpm because I knew from previous experience that not having everything connected back up properly could mean that the engine wouldn't rev over 2/3K rpm - hence I had assumed that the car would run 'fine', albeit with the EML warning...and that I must have everything connected back up properly...the only doubt I had was about the pipe leading to the airbox - that's still not a tight as those pipes leading from the airbox to the engine but I'll leave it alone now that the EML has gone. I just hope it stays that way!

    Thanks again dude!

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    glad it sorted it self bud. is the pipe that ur concerned about the one that goes from the front by the radiator and into the bottom of the airbox? if so, it doesn't have to be tight. you can actually remove it with no adverse effects.

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    Yes, that's the one, it leads into the bottom of the airbox - its good to know it can be removed without probs.

    Thinking back to bulb swap, I think I might have checked the light worked before plugging the sensor back in, just to see if the bulb worked. The engine would have been off but the key would be in the ignition and turned to the 'lights-on' position. I'm guessing that this could have thrown up the eml light...

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