check engine light on but goes out when you turn on the lights

Asked by Feb 11, 2015 at 04:26 PM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

check engine light on until i turn the headlight switch on then the light goes out car is
running fine, doesnt throw any codes

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If the check engine light is on there's a code stored in the computer. Have it scanned at your local auto parts store. Most will do it for free. One other possibly is a short in the printed circuit on the back of the instrument cluster. HTH. - Jim

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