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    Question Check engine light

    My check engine light came on today while i was in cruise control on the freeway. When it came on my cruise control also turned off. Now i have a check engine light with a blinking cruise control light. Does anybody know what this means. Thanks

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    Only if you post the code generated (a "PO" followed by a number) will someone be able to provide specific help. Have the code read somewhere, ideally for free, and post the code.
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    Check engine light

    Ok....any mechanic can check this or just a subaru dealer

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    Any mechanic I think. Cause I read mine at home.
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    Thanks!!!!!!!

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    You can also go to autozone and have it checked for free. Dealer will charge you upwards of $80 and mechanic can vary.
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    What they said ^^^
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    Thanks everyone... Have an autozone right down the street... Will get it checked immediately

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    Just checked with autozone and the state of california took away that priveledge from them... All other states have that option... Mechanic here i come!!!

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    I've read that auto parts stores in California won't read codes before, but this doesn't sound right. Is there a state law for this? Does anyone have a link to that law?
    This is the best answer I could find on the web.
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    Try to find a place that reads the codes for free. If you cannot find a place, then buy a code reader. It'll be cheaper in the long run. This is the one I have.
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    Going to harbor freight in town to see if they have one their and if not i will order it.. i see that its a simple plug in. Where can i find out what the code symbolizes or will it also give me that info?

    Thanks for all the help everyone

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    The reader will give you the PO code. Take that code and do a search on clubwrx, and see what it is.

    Also, I found this on why parts stores won't scan the codes.
    Autozone B.S., in california? - E46Fanatics

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    Looks like I'll be making a trip to harbor freight to pick up a scanner myself. Got rid of my AP so I don't have the capabilities of doing it from home anymore.

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    Also, I found this on why parts stores won't scan the codes.
    Autozone B.S., in california? - E46Fanatics
    Seems like there was an issue with the stores deleting codes to pass emission testing. I didn't think you could do that with the readers they have at Autozone. I thought all they could do was scan.
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    hey look on nasioc .com there was a big write up on cel for the wrx s also do you have the v2 cobb access port if you do it has a code reader built into it

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