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    confused spanner light reset emission light now on HELP!

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    i am new to all this foram stuff and need your help, my vectra CDTI 150 (2006) started on monday as normal but the car/spanner light came on with normal running. i was told this was the service light and how to reset it which i did, i have now found out it was the fault light, after the reset the emission light (looks like an engine) far right of dash came on i still have normal running not "limp mode". can anyone tell me how to find out what this means without the help of a main stealer

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    Look in the how2 section for the pedal trick.

    It's hit and miss though as to whether it'll work. It didn't for my 2.2 petrol. Had to have the codes read out at the garage.

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    thanks Big Dave have been told about pedal trick and paper clip test neither of which will work

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    Paperclip trick definately won't work on your car.

    1. it's never worked on diesel engines.
    2. It only worked on cars up until around 1999 or 2000.

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    Try asking if there are any forum members local to you, who may have access to op-com, vaux-com or Tech 2.
    Alternatively, try a local auto electricians / mechanic as there are more garages and even scrap yards with this equipment, who will not charge the silly amounts that the dealers will for a diagnostic.

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    Cheers robsey i have found a garage in telford to read the codes for £25 its trench lock autos 0800 197 9670 if any 1 needs them booked in 2mw will post faults for all

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    The light that look like an engine is telling you that there is something amiss with your engine emissions picked up by the two Lambada gas sensors one each side of the cat. The 'book' states that it is ok to drive as long as the light is on constant and not flashing.

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