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Unknown warning light?

Post by scootr » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:50 am

I'm looking for the meaning of a yellow triangle with a gear in it. Didn't stay lighted for more than a few seconds with a bell sound - occurred while driving - didn't reappear? Anybody know what it means? My search is dried up. Thank you
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Post by Worcester_spoon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:26 am

Could be low outside temp warning, or transmission. I’d guess outside temp warning. Looks like this I believe...
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Post by srhutch » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:48 am

As the old saying goes, RTFM :wink:
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Post by Mr roadster » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:50 am

Low outside temperature warning beeps goes off straight away mine beeps on frosty mornings.

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Post by enuff_zed » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am

Worcester_spoon wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:26 am
Could be low outside temp warning, or transmission. I’d guess outside temp warning. Looks like this I believe...

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Well I was sceptical, but according to the God Google, the temperature in that part of California did indeed dip to around 3 degrees early yesterday morning.
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Post by scootr » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:49 pm

srhutch wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:48 am
As the old saying goes, RTFM :wink:
Glad for you. You got to post your favorite post again.

Thank you for your helpful posts. I did not see this one in the manual. Probably was a snowflake not a gear I saw.
No worries for me now.
Have a nice day.
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Post by enuff_zed » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:56 pm

scootr wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:49 pm
srhutch wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:48 am
As the old saying goes, RTFM :wink:
Glad for you. You got to post your favorite post again.

Thank you for your helpful posts. I did not see this one in the manual. Probably was a snowflake not a gear I saw.
No worries for me now.
Have a nice day.
Well, after all your posts making me jealous by referencing life in California, I am just grateful to you for cheering me up, knowing it can get chilly there too.
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Post by scootr » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm

It does get cold here at times. It even snows here once every 10 years.
Mornings have been cold lately but warming enough to strip the jacket off for a few hours mid afternoon.
Not uncommon for the temperature to swing 50 degrees in 6-8 hours in the spring and fall.
We are in a small pocket of Mediterranean climate here so plenty of damp mornings in the winter months.
Yesterday's AM drive was foggy - funny the further south I went the soupier it got :cry:
Thanks again for your replies to my many questions.
Stupid snowflake looked like a gear to these old eyes in a 70 mph sweeping curve (in the fog) :)
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Post by enuff_zed » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:40 am

scootr wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Stupid snowflake looked like a gear to these old eyes in a 70 mph sweeping curve (in the fog) :)
Mate! When the fog is thick enough to get between you and the instrument panel maybe consider easing back to 65mph on that curve!! :lol:
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Post by scootr » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:17 pm

Hee he - maybe so. Especially with the snowflake warning up :wink:
I'm looking forward to some warmer weather in the coming months for some top down driving again.
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Post by obewan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:01 pm

enuff_zed wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:40 am
scootr wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Stupid snowflake looked like a gear to these old eyes in a 70 mph sweeping curve (in the fog) :)
Mate! When the fog is thick enough to get between you and the instrument panel maybe consider easing back to 65mph on that curve!! :lol:
Classic :rofl:

Glad you got it sorted OP, the temperature 'bong' gets me every time!
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Post by firebobby » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:56 pm

Don't know about the weather in CA , it was lovely and warm when we were there. It's the Earth quakes you can keep, we woke early one morning to find the hotel room shaking violently :rofl:
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Post by Christrong » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:00 pm

Worcester_spoon wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:26 am
Could be low outside temp warning, or transmission. I’d guess outside temp warning. Looks like this I believe...

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This made my day. Lol

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Post by flybobbie » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:13 am

It's to remind you it's Christmas, as i only see it approaching that time of the year.

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