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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I be worried about a Clio cough and lights flashing?

The best thing you can do is keep checking the fluid levels regularly and using the car gently. If you have access to a fault code reader, it would be interesting to know what reason the ECU has ...
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Ford Fiesta 2001 1.25 engine issue

Try this: Turn off the engine and close all the doors Turn the key to electrical systems on (Position II) Hold down the gas pedal and brake pedal simultaneously for over 20 seconds This is, at least ...
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Ford Fiesta 2001 1.25 engine issue

Disconnecting the battery of the vehicle will erase any stored engine codes (remove positive and negative cables and then wait for 15 minutes for residual charge to empty), but I would recommend ...
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Mercedes B200 ABS+ESP+Tire Pressure lights after simple repair

You don't need to take the car to a dealer. If your mechanic can't do basic troubleshooting than find another mechanic or work on the car yourself. Honestly they should of taken care of the problem to ...
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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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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

What initially happened is that your timing belt broke, which causes the moving pistons in the engine to hit the -now stationary- valves in the engine head. This causes major engine damage and ...
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The airbag light is on in my 2012 Chevy Silverado my car hasn't been in an accident

The air-bag system has detected a fault, so you need to get the codes read to ascertain the fault or take it in to a service shop where they will read the codes and tell you what needs doing. At the ...
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2007 Honda Civic warning lights all on and stiff steering wheel?

(NOTE: Pulling from comments) It seems to me you probably blew a fuse while doing what you did. Check all of them to ensure they're good.
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What causes a VW Golf 2017 engine warning light to appear?

You did a test drive of the car and the car did a test (drive) of the light. If it stays out while engine is running then all should be ok. Most cars will test all the gauges and lights as the ...
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