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Old 09-07-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Meaning of warning light?

On my way to work five minutes ago, a yellow light on the dash illuminated- an open end wrench inside of vehicle outline. Of course, the owners manual is at home. I assume this is not GM's version of the old check engine light; I'm guessing it's a reminder for maintenance of some sort, though with only 1860 miles in 2 months I can't imagine what for.

BTW, when is the proper time for the first oil change? I was always a 1000 mile man, but Honda has been so adamant about not changing their magic oil 'til at least 3500 miles that I wait 'til 3500. Any help?

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Old 09-07-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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I had the same light come on. What i did was to shut down and restart. The light is gone and never came back. As far as the oil change i did my first at 3,400 miles. If the manual says so it must be so.

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Old 09-07-2005, 08:18 PM   #3
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That is NOT a maintenance light. It is the "wrench" light, which means you have a failure on your vehicle that is not part of the emissions system. You should get it looked at ASAP.
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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Like bob shanks, the light was off at restart and did not come back on. I'll wait and see, but the system store a code that's retrievable by the owner?

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Old 09-08-2005, 01:54 AM   #5
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I believe that it means "loose nut behind the wheel". No?

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Old 09-08-2005, 05:43 AM   #6
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Since it's a brand new car you should call the dealership where you purchased it, and ask for service. They will be able recommend the best advice on what you should do.

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Old 09-08-2005, 04:37 PM   #7
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Like bob shanks, the light was off at restart and did not come back on. I'll wait and see, but the system store a code that's retrievable by the owner?
No, they are only accessible using a Tech-II.
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actually it's a Tech2

BTW for 2006 they have a system where the Tech2 is plugged into a cradle at night and all the diag data is satellite xmitted to GM TAC where it is summarized to look for emerging issues - about half the dealers are hooked up.

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:03 PM   #9
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actually it's a Tech2

BTW for 2006 they have a system where the Tech2 is plugged into a cradle at night and all the diag data is satellite xmitted to GM TAC where it is summarized to look for emerging issues - about half the dealers are hooked up.
I stand corrected

I should have known that - I have seen it on the things thousands of times at work.

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