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Old 11-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #21
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Did you install catless headers or remove the air pump by chance?
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:35 PM   #22
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you could just take the glass off the cluster and put a little pice of black tape on the back side of the paper so the light will not shine through. but it would be a lot easer to just drive with the light on lol its not that big a deal
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:27 PM   #23
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Hey guys n Gals,

Have had no joy fixing whatevre problem has made my CEL come on and I have decided to make my peace with it and just kill the light. I heard due to it being an LED it cant be killed but it can be covered over/blacked out. Has anyone got any info on how I can do this? I don't mean like get a felt and draw black marker over the plastic cover I am interested in doing it nicely so it looks good.

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If you've made peace with it then leave it alone. If it pisses you off then fix it. Covering it up is ghetto and stupid.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:38 PM   #24
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Wow OP is a ****ing dunce. With more owners like these starting to fill the E46 ranks, a new BRZ is starting to look better and better.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #25
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Wow OP is a ****ing dunce. With more owners like these starting to fill the E46 ranks, a new BRZ is starting to look better and better.
No kidding. If I went to buy a car and saw the CEL covered up id poop on that guys door step.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #26
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I have spent over $3000 driving all over the country for the last 3 months trying to fix it. Anyway previous to 2000 what did cars do without CEL? If its something serious I think the light coming on will be the least of my worries
If your mechanic(S) can't figure out what's causing those basic CEL warnings BUT still somehow got you to pay out $3,000...

I'd say just live with the light, you paid for it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #27
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Just keep on driving until it dies then you don't have to worry about cel.Sell for parts.
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