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[Corsa B] [94-00] Engine warning light came on and 'Safe' showing up on dashboard - What next?

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & ComboVan] owners forum' started by iCG, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. iCG

    iCG New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm new to the site and wondered if there was anyone who could help me. i have just bought my son a Corsa B 1.2 16V Com (4 door) and it has just gone through it's MOT today. Prior to picking it up for it's MOT I had had some body work sorted out. Whilst it was in that garage the battery died and they had to reset the EM system to get the engine to start. They popped it on their diagnostic system and it had all come up clear. Anyway on the way back from the MOT I had to use the motorway so being new to the vehicle I kept to the nearside and held it at 70 MPH.

    After about 20 miles the Amber Engine warning light illuminated and the dashboard clock/date display changed to 'safe'. I assumed it was safe to continue on to my destination a further 5 miles up the road. When I parked up I switched the engine off and then back on again. In fact I've now done this a few times and completed a couple of short journeys. The engine warning light has not come back on again but the word 'safe' remains in the display. Nothing sounds wrong, no apparent loss of power,

    So what should I do next? Is this a common problem that a novice can fix or do I need to part with some serious cash? I was considering starting with the AA .......

    iCG
     
  2. clutchman-2008

    clutchman-2008 Corsa c specialist

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    The word safe is referring to your radio which as the battery went flat it has locked itself and needs the code resetting,its nothing to do with the engine light,if you refer to your manual it will tell you how to put the radio back working again assuming you have the code
     

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