1988 Chevy Suburban service engine soon light

Tiny
COWBOY 63
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  • 1988 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 37,000 MILES
I am trying to get it smoged, but the light won't come on. Service engine soon light
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 2:06 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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Maybe the bulb is just burned out? I worked on an 89 sub one time, the mil wouldn't work on that one either. I used a scanner that shows live engine data at the datalink connector, worked just fine. I'm not sure how hard it is to get at the bulb, usually working on dashes, I always break something.
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
COWBOY 63
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I believe they put that bulb in and then built a car around it. It is a lot of work to get to the bulb. It wasn't even burnt out. I just pushed on it and it came on. Even better I started the car and it went off. Thanks guys, you gave me the confidence to even try. Cowboy 63
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Friday, October 8th, 2010 AT 11:02 AM
Tiny
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Yeah, I've seen the same thing. 80 model camaro, no excite voltage to alternator, the charge lite didn't work. I didn't want to get into the dash, but I did. Turned out the charge lite bulb had just vibrated loose over the years, I just pushed it back in. Everything worked ok, charging again.

Good job
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Friday, October 8th, 2010 AT 11:33 AM

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