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Check Engine Light

planeflyer21

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So this burned out apparently, causing the truck to fail emissions. Love little gotch'ya rules of regulation!

Anyway, it was a fairly easy fix. After going through the process of removing the instrument cluster (7mm and 8mm sockets required to pull the radio/heater/ac controls, lower plastic panel/loosen metal panel under steering column, and over column dash panel), unplug the wires from rear of the instrument cluster.

All the sockets are labeled. Find the one that says CHECK ENGINE, twist and remove. You may need help prying it apart a bit to pull the tiny burned out light.

Auto Zone had the replacement bulb, a Sylvania 37LL, in a 2-pack for less than $6.

Plug into the socket and reinstall.

Easy fix.

Not listed in the owner's manual, you may have a burned out fuse, which happens to be the same one for the cigarette lighter (I think it is 7.5A #11).

Hope this helps someone else.
 


RonD

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Thanks for posting the fix :icon_thumby:
 

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