What does the engine management light mean?

April 21, 2022

Meaning engine management light

Several things can be involved when the engine management light is on. One of the possibilities is that there is a problem with the ignition, or with a dirty throttle body . Problems with electrical connections could also cause the engine management light to come on. Further investigation is needed to determine the exact cause.

What to do if the engine management light is on?

If the engine management light is on, a malfunction has been detected in the engine management system . It is therefore logical that action must be taken. Don’t panic – you don’t have to stop at the side of the road right away. It is wise to go to the dealer as soon as possible, to prevent worse problems.

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Reset engine management light

After solving the problem in the engine management, it is useful to reset the light. In this way the light will go out. You can turn off the light yourself, using an OBD-II connector. You can connect this connector to the handlebar. After reading the error messages, you can click on the ‘erase’ button, which erases the error message(s) from the system.

Ignore warning light

If nothing is done about the warning light, this can lead to dangerous situations. For example, there is a well-known case in which a man was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and a driving ban. He ignored a malfunction light, causing his car to come to a stop on the highway. The car behind collided with him at 120 kilometers per hour. So just go to the dealer.

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