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Old 03-26-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Warning Lights?!

I'll go ahead and admit that I am completely dumb when it comes to cars. I can check the fluids, put oil in, pump gas, and drive the car...but that's about all it amounts to. But, I'm hoping that my question can be somewhat answered...**crosses fingers**

I have an 86 Toyota Supra, automatic...and that's about all I know. It only has a little under 130,000 miles on it. I bought it three 1/2..four years ago. About two years ago, it died on me. I just got it fixed. It's running great. But some of the warning lights on the dashboard stay on. Specifically- the brake light, the low coolant light, the battery light, sometimes the engine light...and another light that I honestly don't know what it's supposed to mean. It shows a little car and has...lights beams? coming out the back of it.

I know I sound like a complete moron. I get that. But, I was hoping maybe someone could atleast tell me if this is something that could be easy to fix or hard to fix.

Thanks in advance if someone can answer!
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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Low Coolant Light= Check coolant level in radiator and reservoir (sensor is in the reservoir)

Brake Light= Check Brake Fluid level, ensure parking brake is not set

Check Engine Light= Check for codes as stated in the MKIII FAQ

Battery Light= Check your connections on your battery terminal, may need to get alternator tested

Brake Lamp Failure Light (Car with light beams coming out the back)= Make sure that none of the 5 brake lights are burned out, you may need to fix the grounds on them as well as this is a common issue
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ahh the good ole. wtf is this light thread.. my favorite.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=262353&\

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