97 VW Golf - Check Engine Light
My distant relative is selling this car with 130K miles. She says the car has had a recent major tune up done but her longtime mechanic (not authorized VW shop) could not shut off the Check Engine light because he doesn't have the right software. She says the car runs perfect and no other problem (than the Check Engine light). As is, she will let go for only $1000 just for me, even though KBB avg price is $2500.
It would not pass the smog check with the Check-Engine light on, would it?
If a faulty component that's causing the Check-Engine light to come on was replaced by the mechanic, would the light go off automatically or would it still require somekind of software to turn it off as the mechanic claims? The only component that caused the Check Engine light to come on with good running engine was O2 sensor in my experience.
Any input on this?