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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:41 pm 
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just put my dash back in the car after painting one of the surrounds in silver, and when i started the car up ( i also reset the battery while i was doing this) i now have a little flashing icon on the left bottom section under the tacho, its a little fan in what looks like a bottle of water or somewhat. like a tank of water you could say, with a fan in it. i checked coolent, oil, the lot, but this little icon wont piss off? anyone know what it is?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:52 pm 
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sounds like the coolant warning light. Check radiator.

If you've got a overflow bottle sensor it may be acting up, or you're low on coolant.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:22 pm 
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Yep thats definately the low coolant level indicator. You wont have low coolant, the flashing indicates a sensor fault.

It is either open circuit (unplugged), short circuited or faulty. Unplug it from the resivoir and measure it with a multimeter. You should get roughly 180 ohms with water or 1380 ohms without water (or the other way around, i can't remember).

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:48 pm 
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hehe yeah mine flashes like that to, i couldnt get the plug off while i had the bottle off so i um decided to cut the wires and havent got round to soldering the wires back up that was like 6 months ago now tho bit of a pain but oh well
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Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:02 am 
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bloody coolant i had that thing up flashing for ages! same as the stupid air bag light, but in time it just went away :)

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:59 pm 
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is the coolent sensor under the resivoir? i cant seem to find it!?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:17 pm 
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mrnasty wrote:
is the coolent sensor under the resivoir? i cant seem to find it!?
Sticks out the side, facing engine bay, if tis not there, you aint got one, is it a GLi ?
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