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The Blur 10-21-2010 10:57 AM

Yellow arrow pointing up on gauge cluster???
 
Hello. I've gone into the search section to try and find any answers but no luck. I have a 2002 ZX3 and on my gauge cluster, there is a yellow arrow that is pointing up that comes on only when I his my gas pedal. Also, when I do press on my gas pedal, my car jerks a little as if I gave it a lot of throttle and that's when the light comes on. Does anyone know what this is and how to fix the problem???

03FocusZX3 10-21-2010 11:06 AM

Umm well, im thinking its the Shift warning light, is it a manny tranny? if so, thats what that is...i believe

BC_ZX3 10-21-2010 11:09 AM

That's your manual transmission up shift indicator light. Shift to the next highest gear when the light comes on for the best fuel economy.
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jmiller_1974 10-21-2010 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by 03FocusZX3 (Post 3443161)
Umm well, im thinking its the Shift warning light, is it a manny tranny? if so, thats what that is...i believe

^^That's the $64,000 question, right there. Assuming it's a manual, that would indeed be the shift warning light. All that does is show You when to shift, mainly for fuel savings optimization. Nothing to write home about, but if Your looking for maximum fual savings, then that would be when You shift.

Northms 10-21-2010 11:15 AM

yup, it'll actually come on twice, the first time is the shift point for optimal fuel economy, the second time is when you are approaching red line.

disciplerocks 10-21-2010 11:23 AM

Lol. I really means "look up".
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The Blur 10-21-2010 11:48 AM

LOL@ disciplerocks.

Thanks to everyone. I just recently bought the car used and it didn't come with the owners manual so the arrow was just annoying me thinking there was a problem already. LOL. Thanks for clearing that up for me guys!

voortrek3 10-21-2010 02:30 PM

A tune will change the shift points, raise the redline and increase the 'fun' factor 10 fold!

The Blur 10-21-2010 02:42 PM

How much would a tune roughly cost me?

WiscoGTI 10-21-2010 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by The Blur (Post 3443351)
How much would a tune roughly cost me?


I'm also curious about this. My car needs a tune. I'm in 3rd gear within like 7 seconds of casual driving. Then I'm in 3rd for a year, lol. It's ridiculous. There is NOTHING to my 1st gear, lol.

And yeah, that shift indicator light. I don't even notice mine anymore.


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