Symbol on Dash Board ?? What is it ?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Fed Up Young Lady Driver, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what a symbol is on the dash, I
    have no handbook for my 406 GTX 110 Diesel Pug. It comes on after I
    have turned the engine on for about 3 seconds so have only had a brief
    look at the symbol. Its above the water temp dial and lights red looks
    like 3 wavy lines with a line over the top. Like I say it only comes
    on after the engine is turned on for about 3 seconds and then goes off.
    Dreading the answer to this but does anyone know what the symbol is,
    this car has had so much done to it and so many problems dreading the
    answer! Many thanks
    Fed Up Young Lady Driver, Jan 21, 2007
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    Gary G Jones Guest

    Hi, I don't have a 406 but it sounds to me like the coolant level light.
    It comes on when the coolant level is low, as yours goes off pretty much
    straight away,then it sounds to me that all is ok.
    It might need a tiny bit of a top up and then you may not see the light at

    Gary G Jones, Jan 22, 2007
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    Phil Cook Guest

    It does sound like the coolant level warning light. If it comes on and
    then goes off on starting it means that your coolant is at the
    marginal level where the start of circulation pushes it up a bit and
    turns off the warning. There will come a time when it doesn't go off

    So you have a leak. In ascending cost to fix this will be either a
    hose the radiator or the head gasket.

    On a cold day it may be possible to see it steaming after a drive -
    these kind of slow leaks are the sort that only leak when the system
    is hot and pressurised.
    Phil Cook, Jan 22, 2007
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    gino Guest

    Coolant level light. Happened to me. I topped up but then realised my
    radiator was corroded. I had to change the radiator.
    But yours might just need a top up.

    gino, Jan 22, 2007
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