Indicator light on dash left hand side

Tiny
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 5,200 MILES
In book it states Malfunction indicator Lamp


In the manual it states take to Toyota dealer. You know they will take me for all I have. I am a 71 year old single lady.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 AT 8:17 PM

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Tiny
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So what does the light look like?Anyway I could see a picture of it?I don't know which light your talking about.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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Hi, it was the Malfuntion indicator lamp, took it this am, they explained it all to me, turned it off. Told me if it blinks, bring it in right away. I had read that they do that, and 88% of the time turning it off works. Thanks anyway. All fixed.
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Friday, February 12th, 2016 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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Oh, and they didn't charge me either.
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Friday, February 12th, 2016 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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Sounds like it was your check engine light that came on. They usually come on for a reason and don't just fix themselves after there turned off. Did they mention what codes were set?
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Friday, February 12th, 2016 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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No, but told me if it blinks, to bring it in. Blinking means a problem I believe he said a valve. But I could be wrong. But a blinking light has to be taken care of right away.
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Friday, February 12th, 2016 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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The light on period there is a problem somewhere.A blinking light means you have a bad engine misfire and it could damage the catalyst.
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Friday, February 12th, 2016 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I will have it checked again, second opinion, thank you
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Friday, February 12th, 2016 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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NUTHER GUY!

THIS TIME WRITE DOWN THE "EXACT" CODE NUMBERS, SO THAT YOU MIGHT POST 'EM TO US

WE TOO, DO THIS STUFF FOR FREE

PERSONALLY, I TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM ANY STEALERSHIP IF POSSIBLE!

THERE ARE MANY REASONS THE LIGHT COULD COME ON FOR (LIKE OVER A HUNDRED!)

BUT

THERE IS ONLY ONE LIGHT!

IT COULD BE AS SIMPLE AS ADDING A FUEL ADDITIVE OR REPLACING A GAS CAP WITH A BAD SEAL

OR IT COULD BE A MAJOR ENGINE TYPE PROBLEM.

WITH A CODE NUMBER, WE MIGHT STEER YOU TOWARDS A GOOD/ PRACTICAL SOLUTION

MOST POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORES WILL ALSO SCAN YOUR CAR'S CODES FOR FREE! (NOT FIX YOUR CAR) THIS MIGHT ELIMINATE YOU FROM A LONG WAIT OR LEAVING YOUR VEHICLE AT A DEALER AND STILL GETTING YOU A FAST DIAGNOSIS

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, February 13th, 2016 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
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I would never take my 1996 Camry with Fifty Two Thousand miles on it to the dealer. They screwed me once on it. I bought the car new. I will find out the numbers. I have the flu, and I am not going anywhere for a few days. I will get the code. I won't let this go, I also read about the gas cap. I have know this place I took the car for over 15 years. He is know in our area for being honest, and trustworthy. All the old timers take their cars there. I trust him. I also appreciate all the info from everyone. I just can't do anything for a few days. Thank you all for all the information. I have learned a lot. Thank you
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Saturday, February 13th, 2016 AT 7:33 PM

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