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VW Polo Engine Oil Light Blinking on hill

I have a VW TDI diesel, but an earlier model. Your oil light comes on when there is a gradient but not because of a gradient. A mechanic who blames the tilt of the ground for the light on the dash ...
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Can the warning chime tone of a 2007 BMW 525i be changed, or shortened somehow?

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 ...
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BMW X5 E53 - Bord computer / AWD issues

Please take the following text with a grain of salt as this is just an interpretation of a complex problem from a random dude on the Internet The steering angle sensor issue (DSC) is the most ...
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Can the warning chime tone of a 2007 BMW 525i be changed, or shortened somehow?

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 ...
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Electrical issue?

To me it sounds like you have electrical issues with your ECU, either because of water damage (and following oxidation) or because of damage to a wire harness. It is a good idea to have an appointment ...
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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

Smoke emitted from the tailpipe is likely either coolant or, more likely given the oil light, engine oil. The "wooooo" noise you described is in all likelyhood a boost leak. The wipers stopping mid-...
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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

From the description I'd suspect turbo failure.. and I'm sorry to say that if that's the case you're looking at another big bill.
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What is the "G" dashboard light on Renault Clio?

TL;DR Gallons of fuel consumed since last reset. Checking a picture of that display online where unlit LCD characters could be seen, I was able to assemble the following line of letters: MPHKM/HL/...
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Occasional ABS fault

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 ...
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air bag light stuck on

To handle this I would advise you to take it to have the airbag system scanned to see if a trouble code exists. For us to simply just tell you what the issue is we are going to need more information, ...
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New brakes, intermittent ABS light and battery light

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 ...
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2012 Volkswagen Polo Match DSG - are these dash startup lights normal?

Yes. The reason that the light come on is to give you proof that the lights are working. If you are truly conscientious you look them over with great care to ensure the lights are all showing :-) ...
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Electrical issue?

Before doing anything - charge your car battery. Common problem of weird electrical issues is depleted battery (often because of it's age). If you have voltage meter (handheld multimeter or even ...
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Astra dashboard warning engine light on. Can I check fuses randomly?

From a bit of googling there's a forum page which has many of the error codes listed: ECN 13500 = O2 sensor 1 heater malfunction ECN 14100 = o2 sensor 2 heater mulfunction ECN 40062 = EGR valve ECN ...
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Can low tire pressure cause the ABS warning light to come on?

The ABS and traction will detect that the rotational velocity on all tires do not match the expected. A low tire changes the effective radius of the tire, and therefore the rotational velocity will ...
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Mercedes B200 ABS+ESP+Tire Pressure lights after simple repair

The wheel speed sensor is in the proximity of the wheel bearing. Lack of a speed signal from one of these sensors could trigger any of these warnings. Have the mechanic check the sensors, their ...
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What can possibly cause an EPS malfunction?

If your electric power steering isn't working it should be setting a code, assuming the control unit has power and you can communicate with it. I believe (all?) Hyundai's put the motor, control unit ...
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BMW X5 E53 - Bord computer / AWD issues

Here are my observations (kudos to Myself for providing translations): DSC: Lenkwinkelsensor Versorgung [Steering angle sensor power supply] LWS: Schleiferfehler (Ableichbetrieb) [Slider ...
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Honda Accord Hybrid 2017 blinking red light on instrument panel

I'd bet a lot of money that that light indicates that the anti-theft system in the car is activated - meaning that the alarm will go off if someone tries to break in. This would explain why it's only ...
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What causes a VW Golf 2017 engine warning light to appear?

That's completely normal behavior. It's just testing the light. Comes in very handy when you're looking at a used car. If you don't see the light, the owner may have blocked it or disconnected it - ...
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No Overdrive - Flashing O/D light

For a vehicle that old, I certainly wouldn't put a "new" transmission in it. A rebuilt or even a used one is probably a better idea. But there is significant labor involved so it's going to ...
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Occasional ABS fault

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 ...
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Fiat Punto Wont Start. Fuel Light & Three warning lights flashing

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 ...
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Battery Light Won't Go Off Since Changing Battery

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 ...
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2006 Pontiac G6, 3.5 V6 - ABS and Traction Control Lights in Pontiac G6

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. ...
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2006 Honda Civic EX - Green Key Light on dash

I just had this same problem 1 day ago and realized that the original key which I just found no longer works after having a replacement key made by a locksmith. It unlocks the door by placing it in ...
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Why outside temperature displays a warning at 4 degrees?

As you refer to in the question, water starts to expand going below 4 (=3.98) degrees Celsius. This causes a turn in the diffusion of temperatue in water puddles where the temperature differs slightly,...
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Tailgate door open warning issue 14 Ford Escape

With the key on, open the liftgate and push the latch in with a screwdriver to engage it. If the warning is still on, remove the latch, unplug the harness and check continuity in the connector on the ...
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Bulb failure warning sensor diagnosis

What I ended up doing to solve this problem was to actually pull the light assemblies out so I could see each individual bulb light up. It turns out that the rear lights actually have TWO bulbs each, ...
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Oil change needed soon? (Ford Taurus)

It is definitely okay to reset the message, which is what the folks at Walmart should have done. The light / message on your dash is nothing more than a timer and distance counter. It sounds like the ...
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