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Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location #723840
May 19th 2017 7:10 pm
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Hey there. First post here. Picked up a 1988 vandura starcraft a few months ago as a project camping/travelling van. Love the van. Runs perfect and is going great. Trying to smog it and it is going to pass except for the check engine light isn't on when the key is turned. The smog man says it needs to be on to pass smog. But i have no clue where it is located nor did he. Can anyone point me in the right direction or even better have a picture of where it is??? Thanks so much

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Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #723841
May 19th 2017 9:02 pm
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Welcome to the site jared
The last person probably disconnected the wire to it. Go under the dash to insure its hooked up. You mat have to pull the gauge cluster.

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Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #723846
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A quick Duck-Duck-Go search for 1988 G-van cluster turns up this image. Looks like it's in the small lower center circle, below the gas gauge. Yellow words at about the 9 o'clock position that say Service Engine Soon.

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First things first. Check the bulb. If it's good, wiring. If that all tests out, you may have a bad computer. With terminals a and b shorted together, the computer should go into a self-diagnostic mode, where that light flashes a code 12 to tell you that the self-test and bulb are working. Then it will flash any stored trouble codes.

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Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #723873
May 21st 2017 10:58 am
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That's not an 88 dash. It's about a 93.


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Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #723874
May 21st 2017 12:38 pm
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Is the computer off? Same thing happened when I bought my 89 G20 a few years ago. The brain computer is located under the drivers seat and has a simple on/off toggle switch. Mine was off and couldn't smog. Flipped to on and was ready for CA smog.

Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #723904
May 22nd 2017 11:08 am
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Right on. Thanks for the help guys. Not sure if the computer is off or not. Ill check under my seat. Maybe my bulbs are out. Hopefully that's the problem.. I'll be taking the cluster out here soon today. My blinker indicates also don't seem to work on the dash. But my e brake light turns on.

Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #724225
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So brought it in to a mechanic to check it out. He says there is no check engine light on this dash. He also doesn't know much about these vans though. But he took the dash apart and found no check engine light anywhere....
Here is my dash. Anyone know where it is suppose to be??? My mechanic buddy says I need different gauges/dash he thinks.

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Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #724231
June 01st 2017 8:16 pm
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Is this my dash??? Just found this diagram online. Looks about right.
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Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #724238
June 01st 2017 9:56 pm
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That looks like the one I posted above. It's where the one for my '95 was, IIRC. Looks like someone changed your cluster for a pre-ECM one? Weird.

Re: Help. 1988 Vandura Engine light location [Re: Jaredg222] #724239
June 01st 2017 10:13 pm
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It's in the bottom hole in the middle. It's in the same spot as the picture. It just a different looking face.


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