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Old 09-27-2015, 02:07 PM   #1
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How does my check engine light know?

For the second time since I've owned my boxster, the check engine light came on just days before my appointment at the smog station for registration..so weird. I have an appointment this Wednesday for smog check and the light came on today. Last time it came on a few days before my test for a lazy cat converter hope it's the same code this time.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:47 PM   #3
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That what you get for making an appointment

Just drive around and just pull into one at random
That way the car wont know its getting something shoved up its tailpipe
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:56 PM   #4
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Must be jealous, been behind the wheel of anything else lately?
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:16 PM   #5
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I did get an uber job on Friday night, hmm?
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:17 PM   #6
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I did get an uber job on Friday night, hmm?

That'll do it. They hate paid transportation. Particularly now that you don't even know what's on their record with no certification. Also their boss is a mad man.

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Old 09-27-2015, 09:09 PM   #7
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Just happened to me too. I got about a week's notice. Required two pre-cat O2 sensors. Got the CEL cleared the morning of the last day for inspection. Passed.
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:36 AM   #8
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Cool diesil

Your Boxster has the earlier software which stops you taking it to the test station before you make some adjustments manually. On my car there is a switch under the dash to change to pass settings.
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:25 AM   #9
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The modern VW group cars can also detect smog tests, so why not ours?
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:40 AM   #10
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Boy I sure hope mine isn't smart enough to figure out my extended Power train warranty just ran out

Oh know I'm sure it can read my mind

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Old 09-28-2015, 07:11 AM   #11
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Well, at least yours is straightforward with you. Mine is having a cold war with me right now. Smog is due, I've been driving the car for more than 2000 miles since my last secondary air injection code reset, it hasn't triggered any other lights so far, but it won't set the Catalyst monitor to Ready either.
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