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What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008? When you start the car, this symbol is lighted. After 5 minutes it goes off. I'm guessing this indicates that the engine is still cool and warming up. Should I wait for this to go off before I drive the car? Or no need to wait for this?

The symbol looks like a pole with three flags, and the word "COOL" at the bottom of it, all are in the color green.

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A picture would be very helpful. –  Bob Cross Mar 17 at 12:37
    
"Green symbol" isn't very specific. You might look at the manual, specifically pages 4 and 5, available on Toyota's site to find out what the light means. –  Compro01 Mar 17 at 14:15
    
it looks like a pole with three flags, and the word "COOL" at the bottom of it. All are in the color green. –  John Apr 8 at 11:05

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According to Toyota it's a low engine coolant temperature indicator.

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Looks like they refer to the light in the instructions on what to do when you car overheats

See page 321 here

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When you start the car, this symbol is lighted. After 5 minutes it goes off. I'm guessing this indicates that the engine is still cool and warming up. Should I wait for this to go off before I drive the car? Or no need to wait for this? –  John May 12 at 8:35
    
@John no need to wait to drive the car. –  Larry May 12 at 19:55

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