Service engine soon vs Check engine light

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I just bought my son a 2005 Explorer for running around town. The service engine soon light is on, and I thought this was their version of a CEL, but it has one of those as well. What is the difference, and will the OBD give codes for the SES light? I need to run it over to Autozone and have them pull any codes on it.
 

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I just bought my son a 2005 Explorer for running around town. The service engine soon light is on, and I thought this was their version of a CEL, but it has one of those as well. What is the difference, and will the OBD give codes for the SES light? I need to run it over to Autozone and have them pull any codes on it.
means its time for an oil change. it will come on every 5kmi. if its anything like my stepdads f250 that is
 
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I just bought my son a 2005 Explorer for running around town. The service engine soon light is on, and I thought this was their version of a CEL, but it has one of those as well. What is the difference, and will the OBD give codes for the SES light? I need to run it over to Autozone and have them pull any codes on it.
means its time for an oil change. it will come on every 5kmi. if its anything like my stepdads f250 that is
yeah, search online, there is usually a key in accessory position/odometer reset way to reset that. My tacoma starts blinking the anti-skid light at 4500mi and then it's solid at 5k. The first time it did it I was all WTF baffled
 

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For your sake I hope you've got other children. If not you might want to get started.
 

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Quickest fix...

 

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I just bought my son a 2005 Explorer for running around town. The service engine soon light is on, and I thought this was their version of a CEL, but it has one of those as well. What is the difference, and will the OBD give codes for the SES light? I need to run it over to Autozone and have them pull any codes on it.
That model shouldn't have an oil change indicator. If it's an AWD model
the 2nd light is usually a warning indicator for that. Other than that it
normally has one or the other.
 

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Pulled the codes at O'Reillys today....only item that coded was a faulty thermostat. Seems like an easy enough fix.
 

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Wait till the door ajar light comes on and kills your battery.

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Pulled the codes at O'Reillys today....only item that coded was a faulty thermostat. Seems like an easy enough fix.
It isn't too bad. My only suggestion is replace the housing too.
They are made of plastic and tend to crack and leak after being
messed with. It's worth the few extra bucks to not get stuck
when it leaks and you overheat the motor.
 

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Is it plugged in? Did you try reboot?
 

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It isn't too bad. My only suggestion is replace the housing too.
They are made of plastic and tend to crack and leak after being
messed with. It's worth the few extra bucks to not get stuck
when it leaks and you overheat the motor.
There's a reason that body style is called the Exploder. The glass hatch on the trunk always has a crack at the bottom, they chew up wheel bearings, motor leaks everywhere, the rear door sensor always shits out and shows the door as open, another fun thing is when the battery gets low from the dome light being on it triggers the car alarm randomly.

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Well it is kind of hard to diagnose anything with out at minimum a code reader, also maybe breeze through the owners manual, there is a few different lights that mean different things
An “engine symbol” that is yellow is generally an OBD2 emissions code if it’s not running “bad” usually you can ignore it for a little while
A “check engine” light in yellow is usually the same thing, in red, that’s bad
Then there is
“Service required” that is usually just a service reminder, like change your oil
“Service engine soon” in yellow same as check engine, but also in red it’s an immediate issue
“Check gauges” is yellow some times red and always bad.

Read your owners manual
 

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Well it is kind of hard to diagnose anything with out at minimum a code reader, also maybe breeze through the owners manual, there is a few different lights that mean different things
An “engine symbol” that is yellow is generally an OBD2 emissions code if it’s not running “bad” usually you can ignore it for a little while
A “check engine” light in yellow is usually the same thing, in red, that’s bad
Then there is
“Service required” that is usually just a service reminder, like change your oil
“Service engine soon” in yellow same as check engine, but also in red it’s an immediate issue
“Check gauges” is yellow some times red and always bad.

Read your owners manual
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