2000 Chevy Malibu Check engine light

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 137,000 MILES
Took my car to get it inspected and it passed the safety but not the emissions. It failed the emissions because my check engine light does not come on when it is in the accesory position. What could cause this?
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 12:08 PM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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Most often when a "Check Engine" light isn't functioning properly or a scan tool won't link up with the computer, it's usually the fuse. So check this first. And remember, just because the fuse looks good doesn't mean it is. Test it with a DVOM.

If the fuse checks out, the look at the bulb in the dash that lights the "Check Engine" light. If the bulb is good, the move on to the wiring/connectors.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 AT 11:02 PM

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