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Old 09-07-2002, 19:30   #1 (permalink)
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Coolant Level sensor warning light

I was thinking ( ouch! ) with my frequent trips to Brisbane
( extensive Highway travel ) it would be good to have one fitted to my 90 model GL just for extra peace of mind.
I would like to know that I am running low on coolant before the thing overheats and its too late.

Now for the fun part

1. How hard would it be to fit?
2. what parts would I need? ( bottle with sensor and dash light I'm guessing )
3. Does the EA GL Dash already have the place for the light or would there be another way to do it?
4. has anyone done it?

Any assistance would be much appreciated
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You might need to change the instrument cluster over as well. To my knowledge, only the EA Ghia actually had this feature at the time - because when I replaced my coolant bottle, I had to pay considerable dollars to have the sensor replaced also...
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the little icon for the light is there on my '89 GL dash, i'm guessing all you need's a sensor, a bulb and whatever wiring it needs

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The one on my EB died after 220,000 km. Kept on going off even if there was water in it. costly to get new one, but better off getting header tank and sensor direct from Ford. Try a wreckers if you want, but be warned tht the sensor may be on its way out. If it's brown, put it down.

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My ED GLi cooked its engine after running out of water (split gas heater hose) so I did the same and connected the low level water level indicator. You can use the same coolant bootle just buy the sensor and the locking ring from Ford (heaps cheaper than the whole thing) and drill a hole in the side of your bottle. Have a look on a Fairmont if you need to but it is pretty obvious where it goes. The wiring was under the bottle and I only had to plug it in.

The only problem I have is the warning light doesnt come on when I start the car with all of the other warning lights but it does work if the water gets low. Any help on this would be appreciated.
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Does anyone know if the appropriate wiring is there on a GL?
the only spare light I can see on the instrument cluster is the one just to the right of the charge light ( icon of little battery ) is this the correct position for the warning light?
Make my job alot easier if all the wiring is already there.....I doubt it with my luck though
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I've got an '89 Fairmont and I have the low coolant light on my dash. Lucky that I do, because I have had non-stop trouble with my cooling system..

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