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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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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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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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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 dangerous (and probably expensive) issue as your road safety depends on it. Perhaps it is caused by the later mentioned electrical issue, but this is something ...


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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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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 with a specialist because these issues usually are very vehicle specific and general service stations are usually not very well equipped for extensive ...


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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-wipe and then restarting is likely unrelated to the engine problem. I've had a Volkswagen group car do this to me once and it never did it again since. I ...


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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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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/100MPG Now checking the Owners's Manual (as provided by @hello moto 's comment), on pages 1.66 onward, the modes of operation listed have the following units: ...


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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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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, such as: Have you experienced a wreck recently? Have you done any adjustments to the steering wheel? Have you spun the steering wheel? Have you examined the ...


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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 :-) More seriously some of the lights are actually telling you something, for example the ABS and airbag lights are set on when the controller starts its self-check ...


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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 lighter socket voltmeter, don't use the gauge test to get the voltage) you can check if the voltage is correct (should be above 12V when engine is not running and ...


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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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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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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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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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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 and sensors in the steering column assembly. First check your fuses, power loss is more likely than a motor or sensor failure. You could monitor sensor inputs ...


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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 positioning, and their connections and wiring. Also, I understand that on this car the encoder ring for the sensor may be built into the bearing or seals and can ...


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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 be different in the wheel with the low tire. That is why you got the indicator.


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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 44306 = EVAP valve ECN 111206 = Intake manifold air control fault ECN 111606 = Thermostat malfunction There's a suggestion that they are all tied to fuse 26 ...


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Here are my observations (kudos to Myself for providing translations): DSC: Lenkwinkelsensor Versorgung [Steering angle sensor power supply] LWS: Schleiferfehler (Ableichbetrieb) [Slider error (calibration)] It seems that the steering angle sensor is not being supplied power as it should. This error was set about 500 km prior to the vehicle's ...


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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 activated when you're out of the car and the doors are locked. The light looks exactly the same as on my Jeep.


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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 - and that's shady.


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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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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 the keyhole but will start the car but them it shuts down. Great safety mechanism if someone else had of found the key and tried to take the car. I just ...


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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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