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I don't know what the symbol means on my 1999 Pontiac Sunfire

One of the symbols in my 1999 Pontiac Sunfire lights up periodically and I do not know what it is. It looks like a box, with an arrow poining down to low liquid level. It lights up next to the low oil and check gauge symbols.

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That would be either your coolant level indicator or the washer fluid level indicator, check both and fill to proper levels, the light should go away.

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Does it look like a radiator? Low coolant sensor, may be in the overflow tank. Check your coolant levels when cold.

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