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Old 03-05-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Wrench light coming on at start-up

I've dealt with my longstanding SES light issue by having the dealer clean the tank stalk and cap. Now I've noticed when I start up the car that the Wrench light stays on for about two seconds after ignition, after the other lights have gone off. WHy would this be?

The car has had trouble starting in the last 5-10 days; when I turn the key, the engine doesn't always turn over, and instead stalls and dies. If I give it a little gas during start up it works fine. I believe the battery is ok.

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Old 03-05-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wrench light coming on at start-up

My light does the same thing... i think its normal for the SES light to be on for a second or two after ignition

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Wrench light coming on at start-up

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My light does the same thing... i think its normal for the SES light to be on for a second or two after ignition
No, it's not the SES light. I've dealt with that issue. No, what's coming on and staying on for a few seconds after all other warning lights have gone is the picture of the Wrench. This is completely seperate from the SES light.

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Wrench light coming on at start-up

He's in canada, so the SES light IS the wrench light. I live in NJ and i dont have a wrench light in my car, just an SES light

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Old 03-05-2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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I live in Canada and I have both the wrench light and the SES light and they mean 2 very different things...

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Old 03-05-2006, 11:56 PM   #6
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Default Re: Wrench light coming on at start-up

In the 2000 SL1 I had, it had BOTH the SES and Wrench lights.

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Old 03-06-2006, 12:02 AM   #7
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Default Re: Wrench light coming on at start-up

Then whats the wrench light for?

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Old 03-06-2006, 08:43 AM   #8
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I have both the wrench light and the SES light and they mean 2 very different things...
Hallelujah brother, but what does the wrench light mean when it comes on and stays on for a few seconds after start-up, AFTER the other lights have gone. Thx.

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Old 03-07-2006, 08:51 PM   #9
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Will someone please tell me what the Wrench with the word Service below it means when it stays on for a few seconds after start-up? Is it an airbag issue?

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Old 03-07-2006, 10:56 PM   #10
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no that would leave the air bag light on.

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Old 03-07-2006, 11:18 PM   #11
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Default Re: Wrench light coming on at start-up

Wolfman informed everyone in a post that a wrench service light that STAYS ON indicates a bad fan relay in the underhood fuse box. It could be however
if the light is only on 1-2 seconds & then goes off that there's nothing wrong.
If the wrench stays lit then you need a new relay switch.
You can get one at an auto parts store like advanced auto or autozone for $5-$7 bucks.

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Thanks. I was beginning to think I should go into dentistry - all that pulling teeth stuff.

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Old 03-08-2006, 09:26 AM   #13
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you could take your car to Autozone and tap the car and see if it's throwing any codes.

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He's in canada, so the SES light IS the wrench light. I live in NJ and i dont have a wrench light in my car, just an SES light
Huh??!? Is there some state law against depicting wrenches on dashboards?

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you could take your car to Autozone and tap the car and see if it's throwing any codes.
Not for a wrench light. Only the Tech-II can determine what those codes are.

And the wrench light can be set off by more than just a fan relay...

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