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There is a symbol lit up that looks like a box with waves or water that keeps coming on. What does it mean?

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  • kbraitma Oct 30, 2008

    I don't have the owner's manual...

  • seltzerwater Nov 18, 2008

    I have a similar problem...When the radiator symbol is on I have heat. When the symbol is off I have no heat. Any suggestions?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Do you have an owners manual, it is in there.

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There can be a yellow light in the cluster that looks like a small radiator or box with waves inside of it to indicate water. This light means that the coolant level sensor has detected a low coolant level. Typically the expansion tanks inside of these cars will crack from heat and age. A simple diagnosis is to check your coolant level and top it off. Do not forget to bleed it by unscrewing the bleeder screw found on the upper radiator hose while filling up the reservoir found on the right hand side of the radiator. once the coolant has been filled, tighten the bleeder screw back down but be careful not to over tighten. and finally screw on the expansion tank cap. run the vehicle to operating temperature and use a flashlight to inspect the engine bay for leaks. If there is a leak, it will need to be repaired. possible leaks are a cracked expansion tank, leaking radiator hoses, or a leaking water pump or thermostat.

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