jooulez

Engine warning light

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Hi all

I recently changed the battery on my Fusion, since then I've had several dashboard warning lights come on, including the battery, called the AA out & apparently I hadn't tightened the terminals properly, worked fine until tonight, when the engine warning light came on, 5 mins away from home, everything was fine, normal in fact, car didn't come to a halt, no strange noises, nothing!  I realise that this warning light could be a number of things, but I'm assuming it's something to do with swapping the battery over.  Is this something I can sort out myself or do I need to take it to my local car doctor??

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A read of the codes would be helpful.  With luck the car will tell you why it's so upset.

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yeah you can't be an amateur mechanic these days with a handful of spanners, you need to be an amateur technician with more computing power than Jim Lovell had onboard Apollo 13

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All sorted now (hopefully!) had a diagnostic thingy done (& only cost £12) light gone, car doc said if it comes on again it'll be most likely something to do with the cat converter ... Fingers crossed!!

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i assume he read the code and then cleared the code to turn the light off.  If it does it again you should consider getting your own code reader. I have the modified one with the extra switch to access more stuff on ford cars.

https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/

I have one from this company. they have been recomended on ford owners club forum by many people. the software is free

https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/page/help

They pay for themselves in next to no time.

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well, soldiers in tunnels in vietnam, or does it originally go back further in history

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Yep, an informal special ops company formed from, of all things, engineering corps personnel.  Not a job I'd have relished!

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