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When the temperature is 0 Celsius (32°F), ice is likely to be visible and drivers will be aware. Typically they will be driving carefully, and may even be on winter tyres. Where the temperature is falling through 4 degrees (40°F), most road conditions will be fine, but there may be parts of roads (eg in the shade) that are at 0 or below and could be icy. ...


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I know nothing about BMW, but this might help. My VW Jetta had a "La Cucaracha" warning buzzer that was plugged into the fuse box and looked like a relay with a speaker on it. Rather than unplugging it, I covered the speaker part with several layers of electrical tape. The tone could still be heard, but it was very quiet and not nearly as annoying. So, ...


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I'm not sure about BMW, but I used to develop these chimes for Ford and Fiat. They were implemented in the vehicle media system, aka radio. So, in order to change the volume or type of chime one must program a new software and download it to the media system. This is not trivial, the system supplier is the owner of these codes and they won't let you touch it ...


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It will have to be fixed before you drive it very far. If the battery light is on the alternator is not charging, your not going to make it very far before the battery goes dead. Your local parts store will be able to test the alternator on the car, most if not all will do it for free. Based on the battery light I am confident it's the alternator, but ...


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Like the previous poster said this is most likely an issue with your alternator. I'm not sure where the alternator is located on your car but in many cars they are very easy to get to and it's just a matter of loosening a few bolts and releasing the belt tension to get them out. If you are comfortable doing this, you can take both your battery and ...


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Have you tried putting a multimeter across the battery terminals? The battery light simply means that the battery is not charging, which usually means the alternator is not giving enough charge. On a car of that age, it is likely that the alternator is coming to the end of its life, as they can often only last around 8 years before needing ...


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It appears that as soon as the vehicle detects a wheel has locked up, the ABS goes into failure mode. This would suggest to me that you may have a fault in the abs module. If it was a wheel bearing or sensor that was at fault, I would expect occasional false activation of the ABS and also normal activation where the pedal judders. It looks instead like ...


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There's a specific bleed procedure for the ABS If you didn't follow the procedure, it could be the root cause of your issue. Here is the procedure, straight from the factory manual. Antilock Brake System Automated Bleed Procedure [ Caution: Refer to Brake Fluid Irritant Caution in Cautions and Notices. Notice: Refer to Brake Fluid Effects on ...


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I'm not positive how the Jaguar system runs, but would assume the service light comes on when the time period has elapsed, and is then reset by the technician. If you take it in for service and have the maintenance done on it, the technician should reset it and the light should not come on for another year from that point. Ask your tech to reset the computer ...


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Almost certainly the voltage regulator. Potentially could damage the battery eventually, but you're most likely to damage sensitive electronics in the car first. If the voltage gets high enough, the wiring insulation may not be able to handle it too. Not sure what voltage typical automotive wiring is certified for. This is something you should repair ...


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My guess is that they either fitted brake pads that don't have wear sensors or didn't connect the wear sensors correctly.


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Second-guessing the root cause is not necessary. If you have access to an OBDII reader (roadside mechanics usually do nowadays), you can hook it up to the OBDII port and get a clear indication of what sensor is generating the warning. I faced something similar recently and learnt that my oil pressure switch needed replacement.


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I have been searching the internet for a day. Had to replaced the alternator on my 2002 escape after it died on the highway. THEN, the battery light kept coming on. Read the first post on this thread.... ITS NOT A BATTERY LIGHT, rather the low coolant light. If its a little box with flame-looking things, it's the low coolant light. hope this helps someone!


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Lexus, in 2006, 2007, installed a wiring harness that was too short. The harness plugs become loose and in some cases the wire insulation becomes chafed and shorts out the airbag system. In an instant your car value decreases, your airbags won't work and if you're in a State that requires inspections, your car will not pass. Lexus was aware, early of the ...


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It seems that the airbag on the Lexus IS 250 commonly has your problem. Other people have been quoted about a $3000 price but that was a couple years ago. Sometimes, depending on the year and miles of the car, people have been able to get Lexus to cover some of the cost even if they were just past warranty because it is a known safety issue. The customer ...


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The outside air temperature sensor is often located in a part of the vehicle that will receive some warmth from the engine in certain parts of the operating envelope. Reading as much as 5 degrees high is something it may do. When it's indicating 4 degrees, it warns you because the actual temperature may well be below freezing.


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Short answer, yes - a faulty O2 can make the Check Engine Light / MIL to go on. Do you know what the code is?


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In my experience intermittent ABS issues are not solely but often caused by a worn wheel bearing. This is speculation but it may be that the spinning wheel is effecting the wheel bearing. The worn bearing allows the hub to move enough to miss a sensor pulse and light the fault light.


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Check; 1 - Battery voltage is ok 2 - ignition voltage comes to the spark plugs (remove one of the s.plug caps and hold it close to a metal surface on the engine and ask your friend to crank the engine to see if spark exist) If there is no spark, refer to the car manual (ignition system wiring drawings) to see related fuse/relay/diodes. 3 - pressurized ...


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There is a recall of your vehicle for the BCM (Body Control Module) which is a type of ECU. This effects your traction control and cruise control as well as brakes according to this NTSB recall link. Recall Link for Your Vehicle SUMMARY: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured May ...


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The P0507 code refers to: A P0507 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following: A vacuum leak Leaking air intake after the throttle body EGR valve leaking vacuum A faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve Damaged/failed/dirty throttle body Failed EVAP system Failed IAC (idle air controller) or faulty IAC circuit Things to ...


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There should be no issue with your vehicle or its engine. Most vehicle manufacturers have set the "idiot light" to come on if the oil pressure drops below ~5psi. Obviously you've hit that threshold. Oil remains on parts for a fairly decent amount of time even if there isn't any oil flow. It doesn't take long for the oil to be gone. You'll have caused more ...


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You will have done no damage. The light was indicating low oil pressure, but a brief moment like that will not be a problem. Never ignore the oil pressure light if it stays on even if you think you will be home in a few minutes. It doesn't take long driving with no oil to getting to the moving parts to cause damage. In the second or so that you ...


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Try this, key on engine off unplug the alternator connector. If the battery light goes off that tells you if the battery light circuit is OK and that the problem exists with the alternator or the circuit on the S terminal.


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This is usually indicative of a sensor used by the ABS which is giving bad or intermittent signal. Basically, the ABS and traction control systems switch off because they don't trust the signals they receive from the various sensors. Judging by the description of your problem, I am inclined to believe that the loss of signal from one of the wheel speed ...


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Tire pressure goes up and down with the weather. As we know from physics, gas and volume and pressure are all controlled by temperature: pv=nrt. The car may have indeed been low pressure when you drove it off the lot (presumably during a cold spell), and after some combination of heat from driving on the pavement / warmer weather, the pressure may have come ...


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According to Toyota it's a low engine coolant temperature indicator. 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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It may be 4 degrees ambient, but 0 or less degrees on the road surface. Think about the morning when it has been sub-zero overnight, the sun has warmed the air but the ground hasn't caught up.


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The Low Temperature Warning is activated because the sensed ambient temperature is low. The sensor will not know whether the ambient temperature is warming up or getting colder. It will not take into account any 'wind chill' factor making any temperature effect lower. When the LTS is on it means there is a high probability of ice on the roads. Drive ...


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Usually when I see multiple things going dead and the gauges stop working like you stated, the first thing I think of is some sort of grounding issue. Hard to diagnose ... even harder to track down.



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