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What does the warning light above the oil light indicate? it looks like a thermometer and comes on when the car is started. Its a 1.4 Golf.

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It sounds like it's your coolant light.

Your coolant may be low or you may have a pressure leak

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Mk1 golf gti 1.8 oil red warning light comes on when engine is warm


You need to check for tow things first check oil level and its reapilty second you need to check oil volve and oil pump

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What do the Dashboard Symbols Mean?


I have a mini cooper and every so often symbols come on when I first start up the car. Evidently this is the only time these symbols come on (versus staying on if there is a problem) which is a hassle, because its hard to remember what they are. But here is a list I found to help other Mini drivers like myself:

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  1. Oil Pressure Warning Light. This symbol light usually is turned on when the ECU of the car detects any problem with the oil pressure. It usually indicates that the engine oil level is too low. Solution: Stop the car immediately, switch off the engine, and wait until the engine is cool down, top up the engine oil if the level is low. If the light is still on, consult any mechanic. P/S: This light is usually on when you switch on the ignition and it should be gone as soon as the engine starts.
  2. Battery Charge Warning Light. If the light is on during the car is running, it indicates that the car batteryis not charge. It could be some faulty of the charging system. Solution: Consult any mechanic.
  3. Brake System Warning Light. If the e-brake or handbrake is engaged, the light will on. If the light remains illuminated after the handbrake is released, it may indicate brake fluid level is low. If the fluid level is correct, it may be the sensor fault.
  4. ABS Warning Light. If the light is on while driving, it indicates a malfunction of the ABS system.Solution: Consult a mechanic as soon as possible.
  5. Warning light - Unidentified problem. Computer or ECU in the car sometimes hardly knows what the problem is. It usually indicates the car needs to be serviced.
  6. Engine Warning Light/OBD Indicator. You can always see this symbol in mostthe cars. If the light is on, it indicates that the car should be serviced. It could probably the engine malfunction or some other problems related to the car engine.
  7. Low Fuel. It's LOWWWWWWWWW FUEL, Please refill!
  8. High Beam Light. This symbol light is on when the driver turn on the high beam mode of the headlights. If the light is on when high beam is off, it could be the sensor's fault.
  9. Windshield Wash Symbols. Most of the new car has windshield wash, therefore this icon is common for most of the cars. The symbol notifies the driver when the windshield wipers are activated.
  10. Windshield Defrost. It is turned on once the driver presses the windshield defrost button.
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  1. Fuel Filter Water Trap. This symbol is normal but ONLY for diesel engines car. If the light is on while driving the car, it indicates water is detected in the fuel filter. Solution: It is usually safe to drive the car but have to get the water in the fuel filter drained off as soon as possible.
  2. Temperature Warning Light. The symbol looks like a thermometer. It warns the driver that the engine is overheating. Solution: Find a safe place and stop the car immediately.
  3. Fog Beam Indicator. This is pretty basic and pretty simple. If the fog beam is on, the symbol illuminates.
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Audi A6 2000 a red warning light and noise comes on when I start the car. It looks like a thermometer with waves under it, what does that mean?


A thermometer with waves under it indicates a possible temperature problem, like high temperature.
But, if it does it when just starting the car, when cold, then the CTS or coolant temperature sensor (or circuit.. wiring) may be sending a faulty signal or a false high temperature.

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1993 VW golf 1.8. oil is leaking from oil pressure sending unit, i've replaced the unit but now the low oil warning buzzer is going off (didn't previously do this) and warning light stays (also not a...


It seems the fault is with the oil pressure switch you have replaced. This switch seems to need a higher pressure to cut off and the oil pressure light is coming on because it indicates low.
So if your oil is good , the oil filters were changed recently this fault must not come up. if not replace oil and oil filters to check but keep this option that the fault was never there earlier and a new part can also be faulty.

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VW Golf Mk4 1.4 16v Oil Light Warning on Dash


Measure your oil at normal operating temp, without the engine running of course. This will give you a more accurate reading once the oil has circulated in the system.

The system works like this:
  • With the ignition on, the oil pressure indicator light on the dash should come on and flash. Once the engine is started, the light should go out and stay out as long as the engine is running.
  • If the oil pressure drops below approximately 0.3 bar or 5 psi when the engine is running below 2000 rpm, the light will flash.
  • If the oil pressure drops below approximately 1.8 bar or 27 psi when the engine is running above 2000 rpm for more than 3 seconds, the indicator light will flash and the buzzer will sound.
If either this two warnings occur:
  • The engine should be switched off immediately and the oil level should be checked.

Apr 29, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Golf

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Oil pressure light comes on in my golf gti mk4 turbo


these can be many things, lets start by having your oil level where it should be, if it is ok then buy a cheap mechanical oil pressure indicator, take off the original oil pressure sending unit, and connect the mechanical unit start the engine and check oil pressure it should be at idle between 20 and 30 psi and once you increase rpm it should go above 50 if its not inside these values your oil pump most be defective, your rod our main bearings are worn our you have a clogged oil pick up inside the engine,hope it helps and hope is only a faulty oil pressure unit

Apr 05, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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"Check Oil" warning light comes on at randum


Probably nothing whatsoever to do with you checking the dipstick. On the golf when the warning light flashes, you reset it by opening the bonnet. That is why you think that when you check the dipstick it resets, when in fact it was opening the bonnet. Check your bonnet switch

Feb 15, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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BMW X3 2.5si M series. High Oil Consumption


hi, this consumption seems high, i would take it to a dealer and ask them to check the oil sensor.......
P.S. is there a lot of smoke coming from the exhaust, if so, it may be burning a little oil, ask dealer to check it

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Warning lights on land rover dicovery 1993


A circle with lines around it - depends where it is -
If its a top left light, then it should be a circle with an exclamation mark in the middle, and two lines running part way round the outside (1 to 5pm and 7 - 11pm). Thats the handbrake and brake fluid light which comes on for about 3 seconds when you start the engine ... if it comes on at any other time - seek help.
If its top centre, and has ABS in the middle, then its the anti lock braking light. Similar to above, lights up for a few seconds at start.

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