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#1 jsmith77

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:23 AM

Cant find my mini handbook and have a RED WARNING LIGHT ON THE DASH.

It looks like an exclamation mark with a squiggle underneath it and (!) around it

Please could anyone let me know what this means ASAP

THANKS

#2 insamoufonyx

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:43 AM

this is predomantly a classic mini forum, lucky for you i have a new mini too :(

Is it lighting up orange or red? theres too that look similar

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:45 AM

Think it may be the handbrake warning light?

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:47 AM

Its a red light (!) with a squiggle underneath

the handbrake one is without the squiggle this is not a handbrake light

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:48 AM

yes, that light can mean that the fluid is low as well,

the other option is the flat tyre warning light

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:52 AM

Also the flat tyre light lights up orange, i asume you have runflats on?

Worth checking you presures are correct i had a pucture in my run flat friday and i didnt even realise untill the dash light came on!

Ah just re-read your title and you say red warning light?

the only red ones with a ! is hand brake

Edited by insamoufonyx, 09 November 2008 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:52 AM

This? Posted Image

Usually indicates a problem with the brakes!!
Like insufficient amount of fluid caused by a leakage.

If it lights up you should:
- not drive it anymore
- inspect your brakes carefully for leakages
- especially the rear brake cylinders

If you can't find any leakage (rear cylinders must be completely DRY to be ok), check the wiring :(

You can push the switch to check if the warninglight in it is still working.

Regards,
Jan

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 12:00 PM

I have been told its a tyre pressure indicator

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:09 PM

yep as i said before




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