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Hi Tom, i was told that there is no bulb for the service engine soon icon on my dash. Is this true, I was also told that i needed to get a new cluster, and have it re programmed. I'm so confused. Can you sort this out for me? Thank's, Bob.

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HI BOB, WHO DID YOU HEAR THIS FROM..DO YOU THINK THEY ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF INFO ?? IAM NOT SAYING THIS IN A BAD WAY I AM JUST ASKING. ON THIS YEAR CAR I AM 80% SURE THAT THERE IS A BULB THAT CONTROLS THIS.. I DO NOT THINK IT IS A PRINTED CIRCUIT WITH A LED.. IF I DID NOT THINK THERE WAS I WOULD NOT LEAD YOU DOWN A DEAD END..IT IS FOR SURE WORTH REMOVING THIS CLUSTER TO CK IT OUT.. I WILL SAY I HAVE NOT REPLACED A CK ENG LIGHT ON THIS KIND OF CAR. I HAVE HOWEVER REPLACED MANY CK ENG LIGHT BULBS ON THIS YEAR OF CHEVY'S THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BULB. EITHER A 194 BULB OR SMALLER THEN THAT. IT IS I SMALL SOCKET THAT TURNS INTO THE PRINTED CIRCUIT ONCE REMOVED THE BULB AND SOCKET IS IN YOUR HAND...IF AND ONLY IF YOU CHANGE THE DASH FACE CLUSTER YOU WILL NEED TO GET THIS FLASHED [RELEARNED],BECAUSE THE MIL WILL NEED TO BE RESET..YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO GO DOWN THIS ROAD..PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW THIS WORKS OUT FOR YOU.. GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM..


PS PS PS PS PS PS PS PS/////////////////////BOB !!!!! HOPE YOU GET THIS BEFORE YOU REMOVE YOUR CLUSTER. BUT HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR FUSES?? I BELIEVE IT IS THE FUSE FOR THE CIGAR LIGHTER OR INSIDE DOME LIGHT FUSE....IF THIS FUSE IS BAD THE CK ENG LIGHT WILL NOT COME ON..THIS IS THE FUSE BOX INSIDE THE CAR NOT THE OUTSIDE FUSE BOX...CK THIS OUT... I SHOULD OF TOLD YOU THIS, BUT I WAS GEARED ON TELLING YOU HOW TO REMOVE THE DASH....HOPE THIS WORKS OUT FOR YOU,,,,,TOM

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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