Small Red Light Beside Zero On Speedometer
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:48 PM
Test drove a 2007 1.4L Zetec Ford Focus today (I'm in ireland) and was happy enough with it.
However, I noticed a small red light coming on beside the "Zero" on the Speedometer. It seemed to only come on when I was accelerating. It was off when the car was stopped.
Posted a picture below of the closest image I could find on the web. You can see the small light just beside the 0MPH. It's off in the photo.
Anybody know what this is? Is this standard for this light to come on?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:02 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:11 PM
as for the light if a door or bonnets open it will say on the dash display as well it indicates a serious issue ie engine problem it shouldnt be on when driving going by the temp gauge there may be a few problems its almost over heating also youre engine management light is on thats the orange one on the right as is the battery light which it shouldnt be and the oil light all this while youre driving i think the red light is indicating an engine issue
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:20 PM
anyway as said that car has major issues cant believe youre only worried about the small red light
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:30 PM
The photo is not the actual car I test drove. I just posted that sample photo to show the position of the small light beside the 0MPH. It's the best sample photo I could find.
Some people are telling me its a shift light to tell me when to change gears?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:34 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:48 PM
if anyone else has seen it used as a sgift light please say
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:50 PM
Maybe the latches needed adjusting.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:29 PM
Did the display panel not show a warning message when the light came on? When I noticed the issue with the bonnet being open, it only came on when accelerating, as it was only then there was enough force to lift the bonnet if ya know what I mean. But the message always flashed up on the display as well.
I'd take another closer look if you're interested, but I must say it would be a bit off-putting as a first impression!
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:05 PM
If it's a warning light of some sort, why isn't it a proper light with a symbol in with the other main warning lights? This is just a tiny little dot of a light over directly beside the zero on the speedometer.
Why do you say it's possibly linked to an open door or bonnet?
Anyone know where I can download a user manual for a UK/Irish 2007 Focus? I can only find American ones online.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:09 PM
Hang on, I'll go try take a pic here to show you...
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:11 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:26 PM
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