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    Default Blinking Engine light

    My car was parked from saturday afternoon till today.
    I started on the beast...no problem, then when I shifted from P (parking) to R she shift was not smooth as usual...don`t know how to describe it...just not smooth. While backing up the car, it started to shake...like a misfire or something and the engine light under the fuel needle on the clocks started to blink.
    Turned the beast off and restarted it, again, no problem shifted to R again... again not a smoth gear change, but this time no shaking or blinking engine light
    Any ideas about the rough gear change, shaking and blinking light?

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    Sounds like man flu BR!!!

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    yeah that could be Mushy...the beast has the flu

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    now, when you start it, do you get a car and spanner symbol for about 5 seconds before it blinks off????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    now, when you start it, do you get a car and spanner symbol for about 5 seconds before it blinks off????
    hEY! Mr. Mark is back Kind of confused by the terms here.....what I get now is on one of the clocks screens....a car and a wrench simbol for a few secs after startup and then disapears.

    The light that was blinking the first time had some sort of engine shape and is right under the fuel needle.

    What confuses me most is how is related the rough gear change with the engine lights and shaking...

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    the sign that appears breifly in the tacho tells us that a fault code is stored....so that will point you on your way..the other lamp that lit wss the initial indication of the fault..

    if you really want to know, or if it does it again, then you'll need to get the codes read....

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    Code read it is! I`ll plug it and come back with the fault code

    Thanks Mark

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    okey dokey...let us know what you get....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRob View Post
    Any ideas about the rough gear change, shaking and blinking light?
    Sounds like something caused the engine to misfire. The MIL blinks because it's bad news if too much unburnt fuel gets to your catalytic converter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedee3 View Post
    Sounds like something caused the engine to misfire. The MIL blinks because it's bad news if too much unburnt fuel gets to your catalytic converter.
    Thanks mate

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