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Check Engine warning Light 2001 nChevy Cavalier

What does the Off Track Dash Light mean?

Is it a CEL or a OTDL (Off Track Dash Light)? If it is a OTDL, what the hey is that? What does the owner’s manual have to say about it?

If it is a CEL:

That CEL (check engine light) is just a kid in class waving her hand trying to get you attention because she has the answer. You need to have the codes read. Some places will read them for FREE. Try Autozone or Advanced Auto Parts. Get the exact code (like P0123) not just their translation into English and post it back here.

Regarding warning lights:

  1. if the coolant temp light comes on, shut off the engine ASAP

  2. if the oil warning light comes on, shut off the engine ASAP

  3. if a FLASHING MIL/CEL comes on, shut off the engine ASAP

    ASAP means driving to the berm of the highway right now and not waiting for the next exit.

But if the MIL/CEL is not flashing, then it’s not an urgent indicator.

The owner’s manual is the place to look.

Does this car have traction control? I’d assume that it does and that the light indicates a problem in the traction control system.