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Car ready to drive?

When is it okay to drive after starting up the car?

1. after the check engine light goes out?
2. after the secondary air pump turns off?
3. after the EPB light stops blinking?

Should I always wait for all three items to be complete?
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You don't really have to wait for any of these.... The check engine light goes out when it's done performing the self checks but that doesn't preclude you from driving. The secondary air pump is just dealing with it's emissions / warmup task, again no concern. The EPB light will stop blinking when the it's disengaged. So you may want to wait for that one but honestly if you didn't, you'd just be driving against the ebrake, it wouldn't be an actual problem but probably best to wait on that one.

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