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While I was driving home a few minutes ago the check engine ( engine logo) ligght illuminated on dashboard. I had been sitting in the Wendy"s drive thru for a while and when driving off hit the accelerator and felt like I had lost power momentarily and then I regained it, but the engine light remains on. It is not flashing but remains lit while driving. Anyone else had this problem or know what could cause this or what the solution is.Note I filled up with the same gas I always use and 3/4 tank left and I made sure the gas cap was tight.
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While I was driving home a few minutes ago the check engine ( engine logo) ligght illuminated on dashboard. I had been sitting in the Wendy"s drive thru for a while and when driving off hit the accelerator and felt like I had lost power momentarily and then I regained it, but the engine light remains on. It is not flashing but remains lit while driving. Anyone else had this problem or know what could cause this or what the solution is.Note I filled up with the same gas I always use and 3/4 tank left and I made sure the gas cap was tight.
Any number of things could cause the light to come on; there"s a code stored in the computer memory that will tell the technician what circuit to start testing. Even if the light goes out the code should still be stored, so get it to the dealer and find out what it is.
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try this...turn your key the following way...ACC-On-ACC-On-ACC-Onstereo off...door closed... and it will give you the code...then there is a list on the site here - I believe under the TSB section...and if you post it here (the code)...someone will be along shortly with an explanation of what the code is...and what it means...usually is not major...major is when it is flashing...DO NOT DRIVE when flashing everyone!!!Good luck!!!Sincerely,
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OK I won"t. But it"s hard to flash because of the side bolsters anyway. I"ll be extra careful about it if the check-engine light is on.Usually (almost always in the Benz) CEL means emissions system related problem. You can probably determine if it affects anything else by traditional measures like oil pressure, coolant temp, is it running rough, etc.
try this...turn your key the following way...ACC-On-ACC-On-ACC-Onstereo off...door closed... and it will give you the code...then there is a list on the site here - I believe under the TSB section...and if you post it here (the code)...someone will be along shortly with an explanation of what the code is...and what it means...usually is not major...major is when it is flashing...DO NOT DRIVE when flashing everyone!!!Good luck!!!Sincerely,
I tried the ACC/ON and I got nothing. Are you supposed to be on a specific screen in the EVIC to get the information to display?
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I tried the ACC/ON and I got nothing. Are you supposed to be on a specific screen in the EVIC to get the information to display?
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try this...turn your key the following way...ACC-On-ACC-On-ACC-Onstereo off...door closed... and it will give you the code...then there is a list on the site here - I believe under the TSB section...and if you post it here (the code)...someone will be along shortly with an explanation of what the code is...and what it means...usually is not major...major is when it is flashing...DO NOT DRIVE when flashing everyone!!!Good luck!!!Sincerely,
I got our 300c stuck in our driveway 2 days ago when we got 1.5 feet of snow in about a 4 hour period (stupid tires!), and had to shovel her out about 3 times. I live out in the country, so my "driveway" is about 80 yards long, and slopes uphill all the way. The third time I was shoveling it out, I left the car idling (10 mins max). When I got back in to drive it out (finally :arms, the check engine light had come on solid. It reamins on solid today as well.I will not be able to try these instructions to display the code until my other half gets home with the car. I do have a question though...Is there a way to clear the warning light, or is that a dealer only sort of thing?
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While I was driving home a few minutes ago the check engine ( engine logo) ligght illuminated on dashboard. I had been sitting in the Wendy"s drive thru for a while and when driving off hit the accelerator and felt like I had lost power momentarily and then I regained it, but the engine light remains on. It is not flashing but remains lit while driving. Anyone else had this problem or know what could cause this or what the solution is.Note I filled up with the same gas I always use and 3/4 tank left and I made sure the gas cap was tight.

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These lights are almost always a result of an emission systems error- it rarely indicates a problem with the engine itself. The light is government-madated as part of the ODB-II system on all cars built after 1996 (might be wrong on the year). As you obviously know, gas-cap related errors are far and away the most common source. You may have gotten bad gas during the last fill up (or more specifically your car got bad gas during it"s last fill-up)- that"s about the only thing I have even seen affect driveability and also trigger the check engine light. I once had a grand cherokee throw a piston rod into the block and the check engine light never came on...The sequence in the post above should tell you the code, but personally I invested in a code reader long ago. You can pick one up for $100 or so, and it will allow you to read all of the error codes from your system, but will also allow you to clear them (assuming the codes are not of a concern to you, of course!). They are great to have around, as you can quickly tell if a trip to the mechanic is warranted. For a car under warranty it"s not a big deal, but once that warranty is up it"s hard to beat as tools go.