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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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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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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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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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When the temperature is 0 Celsius, 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, 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. The risk here is ...


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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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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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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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The wiring controlling the seatbelt warning lamp will be connected to the seatbelt stalk (i.e. the bit you plug the belt into). Depending on how this is fixed to the car it may indeed go through the seat. At its most simple, it is simply two contacts that are bridged by the belt buckle to close a circuit, and if that is the case then simply bridging the ...


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The battery light on my 2001 escape iraticaly turns on, first noticed this about 4 months back. I intended to replace the alternator, but the car never had an issue starting or running. so I connected a meter to the aux power plug and watched the meter when the light was on. whehter the light was on or off the meter read between 13.5 and 14 volts. it varied ...



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