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Drain the coolant. Then fill resevoir and/or radiator. Then start the car. The water pump will circulate the fluid into all the nooks and crannies. With the engine on but not hot and the resevoir/radiator cap off, fill till you are at the FULL or "F" line. If it's just a radiator with no resevoir, fill to the bottom of the filler neck. You are then done.
There is either a low fluid condition in the coolant resevoir under the hood (check cold) or the sensor has failed. If the system is low, add a little coolant until the resevoir is filled and then turn the key on to see if the light reset. If it does not, replacement of the sensor will be required.
There will be a little black resevoir to the right of the brake master cylinder. Its mounted to the firewall. When filling or topping off the fluid, make sure you remove the black rubber boot after the cap is removed. The resevoir itself will only hold a little fluid. Hope this helps you. Please leave response if you could. :)
Coolant in 50% concentration goes into the coolant overflow bottle. Windshield wiper fluid into the wiper fluid bottle. Power steering fluid into the power steering fluid bottle. You do not need to add any other fluids to these. Do not add water to the washer fluid bottle for example, if you drive in a climate that would allow it to freeze.
First, going two months without checking fluids leaves you open to not know when it started to get low. If you are filling the tank with gas, then you should check all the other fluids as well. By the book, you have two marks on the overflow container, COLD & HOT, normally we add coolant to the COLD level becuase of expansion when HOT it could overflow and waste coolant. So the new shop did not do anything bad, and the old shop should have advised you to check fuild levels often. In either case over two months evaporation could have reduced the coolant in the resevoir. It would be a good idea for the next few weeks to check it prior to starting the vehicle each day and not the level when cold, then check it when it has had time to warm up, such as when fueling the vehicle. Constanly having to add coolant is a serious condition that MUST be corrected soon or could lead to more serious engine failure. Hope this helps you.