My daughters inheritance from my mother-in-law

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  1. Dorzak

    Dorzak Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    My mother in law signed over a vehicle to my 23 year old daughter last year before she died of cancer.

    My daughter had been one of her caregivers, but this gift has been costing me - registration, needs to be smogged, insurance, check engine light with no codes showing with OBDII reader.

    Apparently the instrument cluster was replaced due to a broken speedometer but check engine light was not connected right. So check engine light is consistently on, but no error codes. Problem is check engine light can be an auto fail of California smog.
     
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    Disconnect it?
     
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    That probably won’t pass CA smog...they look to see if the light illuminates during the self-test.
     
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    I looked at some diagrams. It looks like it gets power with the rest of the instrument panel but a seperatr connection turns it off. Haven located that yet but essentially disconnnecting the one leaves it on all the time. Hence no codes, it disconnecting power is inside the same piece/part as the gauges like speedometer.
     

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