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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Check Engine Light

Not happy, 1450 miles on my 2017 Denali 6 CYL and the check engine light is on. Appointment with the dealer this week. Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 07:38 PM
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Sorry to hear. At least it can't be a loose gas cap
This day and age, an OBDII code reader is a good peace of mind investment for trouble shooting.
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What is the CEL Code #?

If you go to any AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, Bennett Auto Supply, O'Reilly's Auto Supply, Etc... (Whatever is near you) They will use an OBDII Code Reader tool and pull the code and give you the Code # and usually print-out of what is GENERALLY the reason for the code being thrown.

More than likely, it is something stupid. I bought a brand new car a few years ago and after only 400 miles my car was running terrible and threw a CEL light. After the dealer checked it out it turned out to be water in the gas tank. I guess the gas station I went to for my 1st fill up (after dealers free tank when I bought it) had bad gas/water in the fuel mix. They drained the tank and cleared the code and all was good.

So.... don't freak out, however, I wouldn't wait until Monday. Just get the code so we can get a better idea for you. You gotta remember that just because a vehicle is brand spanking new does not mean that they are immune to problems. They are still assembled by humans and the parts that they are made of are not immune to manufacturing defects. I am sure this is common knowledge but some people act like just because something is new that there couldn't POSSIBLY be any issues... LOL

Even 400k brand spanking new vehicles have issues. This is the entire reason they are required to give you a manufacture warranty.
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Not sure what the code was but they tell me is was caused by a faulty wire in a wiring harness. Took them the better part of two days to find the wire. All seems good now.


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It took them 2 days to remove the CEL bulb?

I kid, I kid.
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It took them 2 days to remove the CEL bulb?

I kid, I kid.
A small piece of black tape works for me.
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A small piece of black tape works for me.


I suppose that this is just karma. The vehicle I traded in had the check engine light on. It came on a few weeks before my truck came in and my mechanic said it wouldn't be worth the $ getting it fixed.


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Less than a week from when I picked it up it is back on. At the dealer now.


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And the code is?

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