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I have a light coming on, its like a battery with waves in it and it only comes on when i start the car from cold then it goes off

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It sounds like either a low coolant indicator or a cold engine indicator and once the engine warms up it goes off . Is it illuminated in blue ? If so the latter is most likely what it is. In the case of engine overheat the light will turn red. If you have an owners manual it will show what it is in it.

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