1997 camry all warning lights on for a while
Just tell them of the smell. They will start by checking all fluids to see if any are low. And do a visual inspection to look for stains or whatever the smell was from. Do you know what a bad catalytic converter smells like? It is described as sulfurous, like rotten eggs smell. This part is in the exhaust piping, and used to clean pollutants from the exhaust.
Now about those warning lights in your dash: those red lights are supposed to always come on when the key is turned to on and then to start. They turn on with key on, and then soon as engine starts (or right after-within a couple of seconds) the warning lights should all turn off. So I'm not sure if you just hadn't noticed them before, or what. Do they seem to stay on for an extended period of time? The only reason a red light would stay on after engine starts, would be a warning that something not right. (Like if the "dripping oil" light would stay on, that is a danger, cause that is your engine oil pressure. If that light stays on, you lost oil pressure, and meaning shut engine off immediately before damage occurs.)
So the warning lights come on as a visual check that those bulbs are good, just in case a warning is needed. Then engine starts and all warning lights should go off. See? Good luck, probably not a big problem, but good you check it out.
on Mar 19, 2017