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    Funny light on the dash

    Hi, so this iffy light came on and stays on. This is not in the owners manual.. Does anyone know what this is?

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    Fluid level?

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    Looks like low coolant. If your levels are ok, there is a sensor on the drivers side of the engine by the front of the exhaust. Check to make sure the wiring is ok, and the sensor isn't broken.

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    Yep its the low coolant level warning light

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    i went thru this light recently. like mention it is the low coolant light. Make sure that you have enough fluid. If you do then the sensor could be dirty or bad. to check if you have an issue with the wiring simply unplug it and if the light stays on then there is a problem.

    My coolant level was dropping once a week. It turned out to be a bad radiator cap.

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    mine comes on often even though level is fine if your still running dirty dexcool the sensor for that light probably is "gummed" up it is towards the top of the radiator below the cap, on the backside it looks like a small box. the clip that holds it on is like a paperclip "c" clip you can remove with a flat head screwdriver to remove and clean the sensor

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    i unplugged mine a long time ago and actually forgot i had till i noticed the wire hanging down the other day. i have clean coolant and its full. i just check it once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A98 View Post
    i unplugged mine a long time ago and actually forgot i had till i noticed the wire hanging down the other day. i have clean coolant and its full. i just check it once in a while.
    So you say to simply unplug it at the radiator? Well I poured in some water and that light would not go off so I guess I can either try clean it or unplug it.. thanks

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    Replace the sensor, and top off the system or you'll have the light forever..

    If the light on does'nt bother you then just unplug it and forget it..
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    when i unplugged mine the light went off. it always made me worry cuz it would randomly pop on but the coolant was always clean and full. so i went back to just checking it myself once in a while so i wouldnt worry about the dumb light

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    I had a '94 Chevy Beretta Z26 and the low coolant light worked off a float in the over flow tank. If the over flow tank went empty the light came on. My tank ran dry one time and the light came on. I filled it back up and the light staied on. Called a friend at the Chevy dealer. He told me to go out to the car and hit the side of the overflow with my fist. I did and the light went out. When the float went the bottom of the tank it got stuck. Seems it was a common problem.

    I know ours on the Camaro are different.

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    Hi, I filled it over the top and it is still on so I am going to try to clean that sensor. It sometimes goes off, too. But since its just a simple thing, I am not going to worry too much about it.
    Thanks!

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