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Re: Please help!
I don't know how much it would cost for the diagnostic (most likely under £60).
Thing is, sensors all work off electrical circuits, and anything disrupting the flow of electricity around that circuit will throw up a general 'error' message. Now, as I mentioned, it could be a loose/dirty or otherwise weak connection somewhere along the chain, or it could be the onset of some failing component, so not only is it impossible to state accurately what the repair would cost, its also impossible to state what is needed to effect a repair.
There is no point in adopting a 'hit & hope' approach to fault-finding (unless you have money to burn), modern cars are more complex, but do carry within them, the ability to report issues before the driver notices (which is usually when its too late).
I would suggest shopping around for prices, and combining that, with previous experience in dealing with these establishments (good/bad/indifferent) that family & friends can offer.
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