Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Engine Light Is On: 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - What to Do

We are still working to obtain content for your car,
however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

A check engine light can indicate a broad spectrum of problems with your 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. In some cases you need to pull over immediately to prevent damage while in others you merely need to tighten you gas cap next time you stop in order to reset the service engine soon light. The video above shows how to locate the on board diagnostics (OBD) plug on your 2008 Silverado 1500, how to read the trouble codes and how to reset or clear the check engine light using a scanner on your Silverado 1500.

Intermittent Check Engine Light: If the check engine light on your 2008 Silverado 1500 is intermittent, try to take note of the conditions when this happens. For example, does it happen when you accelerating, driving on the highway or does it appear at low speeds? This will help your mechanic evaluate the issue. Steady Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is on every time you operate your Silverado 1500, you need to have it checked as soon as possible, especially if you notice performance problems or unusual noises. Flashing Check Engine Light: If your check engine light is flashing, stop driving your Silverado 1500 and have it towed to your nearest mechanic - you probably have a very serious problem with your car and you risk ruining your engine by driving it. If you are unsure about what your diagnostic trouble codes mean; have your Silverado 1500 diagnosed by a professional automotive technician.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Tail Light Change 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Rear Turn Signal Replacement Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2007-2013)
    Change a rear blinker

    Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Oil & Filter Change Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2007-2013)
    Complete oil & filter change

    Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Front Turn Signal Change Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2007-2013)
    Replace the front turn signal

    If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Rotate Tires 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Rotate your tires

    Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Highbeam (Brights) Change: 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Replace brights

    On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L V8 Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • See all videos for the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
gas caps code readers fuses phone holders fuel injector cleaner floor mats terminal clamps gas tank doors