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It's a nice day so I went to the car wash and washed my 2009 Kia Spectra. I had time left so sprayed under the car to clean salt off. I got back in my car and the ck engine light was on ??

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Marie, That's great that you washed your car's body & under body to get the salt off. I'm sure seeing a light on a dash afterwards was not a fun thing to find. I recommend you get the vehicle scanned to see what code was set. This will give you the information of whether or not it was connected to the car wash or just happened to come on at this same time.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at Might be a coincidence, or you could've gotten something wet that shouldn't have been exposed to moisture.

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