If in fact you've been approved for CAP, we highly recommend taking advantage of the free $500 in smog check repairs. If your registration is expired or will be expiring soon, visit the DMV and ask for a 30 day temporary operating permit (TOP). Show the DMV clerk your CAP application and acceptance letter. They should waive the $50 temporary operating permit fee. Ask to speak with a supervisor if the DMV clerk does not approve the TOP fee exemption. As far as the check engine light turning on and off, as you by now know, the light must remain off and no trouble code(s) exist in the engine control unit (ECU) system in order for your Toyota to pass the smog check. Your Camry must also be driven through a Toyota Camry drive cycle while all emission systems are functional in order for the emission monitors to complete.
posted by SmogTips Support 09-29-2017 11:42 AM