whats this orange light in the speedometer?

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Found 25th Aug 2009
just recently bought an fiat grande punto and yesterday was taking it for a drive as normal and this weird light came on it was an amber colour heres a googled pic I found
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can anyone tell me what it is?
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check the hand book
black gerbil1;6112633

check the hand book



LOL. Always stating the bleedin' obvious aren't we BG1 ?
From the pic it's the Engine management light.

Your handbook will probably say something along the lines of

"Do not drive. Contact your nearest dealer immediately"
it means your approaching 88 miles per hour and the flux capacitor is about to kick in..... come standard in the puntos they do.
Just keep driving it untill it goes red.
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You need to take it to someone with a Fiat diagnostics tool to read the fault off the ECU so you can get the problem fixed, have them print the report off or write it down then reset the fault code and see if it comes back.

If it's still in warranty just take it straight to Fiat don't clear the codes or they won't bother investigating.

You can still drive it but it will be on limp home mode and will guzzle the fuel
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its a warning light... "BUY DECENT CAR ALERT ":whistling:
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weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the clutch smoothly and giving too much accelorator causing the car to rev up and shake? ive learnt my lesson and lift it more smoothly now:whistling:
sarbjeet_;6113048

weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the … weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the clutch smoothly and giving too much accelorator causing the car to rev up and shake? ive learnt my lesson and lift it more smoothly now:whistling:



you wernt driving with your handbrake on where you?
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sarbjeet_;6113048

weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the … weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the clutch smoothly and giving too much accelorator causing the car to rev up and shake? ive learnt my lesson and lift it more smoothly now:whistling:


[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]sounds like you should not be allowed to drive.[/COLOR]
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sarbjeet_;6113048

weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the … weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the clutch smoothly and giving too much accelorator causing the car to rev up and shake? ive learnt my lesson and lift it more smoothly now:whistling:



have you passed your test ?
There's a similar light in my Renault Scenic, which came on and went off again. I forgot all about it until a couple of months later when the car broke down completely (after an interview for a job I failed to get :cry: ).

Can't remember what it was now, though, except that it wasn't cheap!! :whistling:

Something to do with engine temperature I think
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Jazz;6113349

There's a similar light in my Renault Scenic, which came on and went off … There's a similar light in my Renault Scenic, which came on and went off again. I forgot all about it until a couple of months later when the car broke down completely (after an interview for a job I failed to get :cry: ).Can't remember what it was now, though, except that it wasn't cheap!! :whistling:Something to do with engine temperature I think



One of the many temperature sensors, but they are dirt cheap to replace unless they fleeced you
Funny answers ITT ...........

#10 wins for me ....
lumoruk;6113464

One of the many temperature sensors, but they are dirt cheap to replace … One of the many temperature sensors, but they are dirt cheap to replace unless they fleeced you



No it wasn't the sensor that was expensive - though if the sensor was faulty then it may have been something to do with the damage caused by continuing to drive a car with a faulty sensor ...
sarbjeet_;6113048

weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the … weirdly its now gone:?? could be the clutch as I wasnt releasing the clutch smoothly and giving too much accelorator causing the car to rev up and shake? ive learnt my lesson and lift it more smoothly now:whistling:



It will be the " foot syncro warning light " then. ;-)
We've got a car in our workshops ATM, where a light came on. The owner asks us what it's for and we said it's an engine warning light and that he should use the free recovery to get it here for us to look at. He forgot !! Two weeks later he phones back and says he forgot, but the noise from under the bonnett is too loud to hear his radio. Eventually AA bring it in, and the recovery guy is wetting himself. Basically, he's cooked the engine, and it is only just managing to run on one cylinder. When the AA guy asked the other driver why he didn't take our advice before, he said he thought it would cost him aa lot of money for us to turn the warning light off. He is now looking at an £8000 engine bill, and only has TPFT insurance, so couldn't even claim.
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kyalion;6114330

and only has TPFT insurance, so couldn't even claim.



You saying someone with fully comprehensive insurance could claim a repair on their engine? :oops: new one on me

nice story though, should have drove the dagger deeper though and said you'd have cleared the engine code for free
lumoruk;6114455

You saying someone with fully comprehensive insurance could claim a … You saying someone with fully comprehensive insurance could claim a repair on their engine? :oops: new one on menice story though, should have drove the dagger deeper though and said you'd have cleared the engine code for free



He told us about the insurance thing. He's a tool anyway.
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MinstrelMan;6113058

you wernt driving with your handbrake on where you?


LMAO yes im pretty sure I didnt have the handbrake on lool
vibeone;6113074

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]sounds like you should not be allowed to drive.[/COLOR]


no im not that bad, its just my first car and havent driven since I passed which is like over a year ago so takes a bit of getting use to if you no what I mean

dog_cop;6113107

have you passed your test ?


:w00t: yes I of course what you trying to say:thinking:
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kyalion;6114330

We've got a car in our workshops ATM, where a light came on. The owner … We've got a car in our workshops ATM, where a light came on. The owner asks us what it's for and we said it's an engine warning light and that he should use the free recovery to get it here for us to look at. He forgot !! Two weeks later he phones back and says he forgot, but the noise from under the bonnett is too loud to hear his radio. Eventually AA bring it in, and the recovery guy is wetting himself. Basically, he's cooked the engine, and it is only just managing to run on one cylinder. When the AA guy asked the other driver why he didn't take our advice before, he said he thought it would cost him aa lot of money for us to turn the warning light off. He is now looking at an £8000 engine bill, and only has TPFT insurance, so couldn't even claim.



I hope thats not the case with me, you scaring me now £8000 not even how much I paid for the car.
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