Check Engine Lamp Malfunction Indicator Light MIL

As from model year '91, Californian legislation prescribes a warning lamp which lights up if a part relevant to the exhaust gas fails.

As a function check of the warning lamp, it lights up when the ignition is switched on and goes out once the engine is running when this is started without depressing the accelerator.

The warning lamp has a flashing code to indicate a defective fault path.

To trigger off the flashing code, fully depress the accelerator pedal with the engine off and the ignition on for 3 seconds until the Malfunction Indicator Lamp flashes. Then remove foot from accelerator.

If no fault is recorded, i.e. no warning came from the indicator light, there appears the flashing code

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