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Old 05-23-2004, 10:42 PM   #1
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Does it mean anything if the check engine light is on for a while, then goes off for a short bit, then goes back on for a while vs. being on all the time?
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That means the problem is intermittent. What is the year and trim line of your car?
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94 SSEi. No HUD. But...I kinda feel like an idiot (I think) because I was thinking about it after I wrote my post before and realized it was the "check guages" light that was on and that I probably just need gas! Could be voltage b/c the SSEi'* dont have that guage. This one may be easier to fix than I thought. I assume that this light is for the oil, fuel, temp guages and not problems w/ codes and that this would be the service engine soon light. Geez..I just rebuilt my SC and put on a new balancer but can't seem to know why that fuel guage in the red would set off a check guages light!!
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Sounds like your repair is to go get a fill-up.
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94 SSEi. No HUD. But...I kinda feel like an idiot (I think) because I was thinking about it after I wrote my post before and realized it was the "check guages" light that was on and that I probably just need gas! Could be voltage b/c the SSEi'* dont have that guage. This one may be easier to fix than I thought. I assume that this light is for the oil, fuel, temp guages and not problems w/ codes and that this would be the service engine soon light. Geez..I just rebuilt my SC and put on a new balancer but can't seem to know why that fuel guage in the red would set off a check guages light!!

An SSEi without HUD??????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????
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Honestly, I started the car up first the first time ever yesterday since it'* my brother-in-laws car I'm fixing. I didn't see anthing on the windshield, so I assume it doesn't have HUD.
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oh, its on the dashboard. driver side. might have been on dim or off or not to ur adjustmeant
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what do ya know.... a full tank of gas and no "check guages" light. That was one of the easiest repairs as of yet! I think the real issue was solved with the crank sensor.

Also, there is definately no HUD in this car. It is a 94 SSEi with the normal tape radio in it. No spoiler on back either.

She purrs like a kitten now. Too bad its going back to my brother-in-law then being sold. All that hard work invested...psshhh.
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Very odd....I though SSEi'* come stock with all those options and just the SSE come with fewer...interesting
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Starting in 1994, the SSEi became in option rather than a trim level. That'* why you see some of them without other options.
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