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Engine coolant light sensor.... worth replacing?

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    Engine coolant light sensor.... worth replacing?

    Hey guys,
    My engine coolant light keeps coming on and I know that the coolant is full in both the reservoir and the radiator. When the car was under warranty I took the car in like 6 times for the same light and they never fixed the problem. Is it worth buying a new after market sensor or do you guys just unplug it or ignore the light and check the fluid often? Thanks guys

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    They go bad all the time - don't understand why they had such a problem solving it - a new GM sensor should've worked? Anyway, a lot of people just disconnect it - my car doesn't even have one, along with all the others from 00-02.

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    Anyone know if you can trick the Computer into thinking its fine? With either a resister or jumping pins at the connector? How does the sensor work?

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    I too would like to know of an easy way to get that damn light to turn off. Drives me crazy.

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    Just disconnect it and the light will stay off - zip tie it out of the way.

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    I replaced mine, it was only $41.00 for me since I was wearing my pep boys shirt at the time I used to work. I think its worth replacing, because it really works when ur low on coolant.

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    Its $41.00 at pepboys for an aftermarket sensor?

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    No, it was $41.00 at the dealership, they have an account with pepboys, sorry I didnt clarify that earlier.

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    i go to a tech school, if i wear my lab shirt into the local chevy dealer, i get 10% off!! thing is, i buy almost nothing at the stealership, i just had to buy a window seal cuz noone else had one........

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    A friend of mine last name is Sears - he always seems to get a discount if he orders over the phone and has them set the part aside to pick up.

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    Where is this plug for that sensor located?

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    The sensor is on the radiator, a few inches below the radiator cap.

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    consider mine unplugged then. Appreciate the help.
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