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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-02, 02:19 PM
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flashing coolant level light

my ea fairmont has one fault and that is a flashing
coolant level light in the instrument display panel.
however the coolant is full and the warning light still
flashes even when disconnected? what is going on?
 
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Sure its not the low window washer fluid light?
 
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The collant level light is red and its assisted by beeping coming from the trip computer.
The washer fluid light is amber and doesnt beep.

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The filler bottle for the radiator has a float in it. This float is probably broken, or has a cut wire. Change this, or fix it, and the red flashing light should go away.

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it is definitely not a low windscreen washer fluid light
that is flashing as it is red and yes the tripcomputer does beep but i have taken out the float and checked
it for loose wiring and cleaned it but it is still happening.

 
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The "Flashing" is caused by an open circuit along that sensor's wiring. If the sensor is connected properly, then there may be a broken wire somewhere.
I had this same problem, and it was cause by the wire corroding and breaking, just as it came out of the sensor.

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Re: flashing coolant level light

Don't know if this is relevant, but I recently noticed my coolant light flashing after a 900km drive in my ED. I soon noticed it was only happening on left hand curves while under acceleration. I flushed my system, drained it, topped it up correctly with a good quality fluid (it was down just a touch) and havent had the prob since. I had a bit of weight in the boot as well and i think the combination of sitting low at the back and slightly low coolant level, along with the sloshing around at *cough* fairly high speed, and some crap in the bottle may have caused it. Probably a different problem altogether, but just thought it worth mentioning. :)
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Re: flashing coolant level light

As simon said , it could be the float has broken and filled with coolant. You could try taking the sensor out and sealing it up...

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