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#16 The Bunk

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

Thanks for the photos. That's helpful.

Could it possibly come on in addition to the standard low fuel symbol light?

I think I remember the display saying something like "0km remaining". I was a bit worried that the car was going to run out of petrol on the test drive! It appeared to be very low.

The light definitely went off when I was stopped at traffic lights and then came on again when I started accelerating.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:25 AM

That would certainly bring on a light.
Could well be the answer.
When I bought my car it had 4 miles range left so I had to scoot to the nearest pump pretty sharpish and the light may well have come on then.
I can't be sure though and certainly won't run my fuel down that low again just to check :D

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

I have had this light coming on intermittantly, coming on when moving but going out again.

It turned out that the bonnet wasn't shut properly.

Check all doors, boot and especially the bonnet are shut properly.

Also check there is more than 50 miles worth of fuel.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

Could be low washer juice warning light.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

I think you might be onto something with the fuel... As mentioned before, low washer fluid and low fuel will bring on the amber light on the left. But if you're running on fumes with a range of 0 miles left in the tank, that could well bring on the more serious red light on the right.

As has been said, check all doors, boot and bonnet are fully closed and not ajar on the latch. But I reckon it's the empty fuel tank light, which is why the display was saying 0 miles as well, as in this is the associated warning message.

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