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The Bunk 01-23-2013 01:32 PM

2007 Focus - Small Red Light beside Zero on Speedometer
 
Hi, new here.

Test drove a 2007 1.4L Zetec Ford Focus today here in Ireland and was happy enough with it.

However, I noticed a small red light coming on beside the "Zero" on the Speedometer. It seemed to only come on when I was accelerating. It was off when the car was stopped.

Posted a picture below of the closest image I could find on the web. You can see the small light just beside the 0MPH. It's off in the photo.

http://www.ninelocks.com/ford/fordroadspeed.png

Anybody know what this is? Is this standard for this light to come on?

Budderybunz 01-23-2013 01:42 PM

I think that is a shift light, if it's a manual it is there to tell you when to shift up.

06_infrared_zx4 01-23-2013 01:55 PM

that's a nice looking cluster. wish my N.A. '06 had those gauges/face.

i agree with budderybunz, most likely a shift light, if it is indeed a manual.

The Bunk 01-23-2013 02:17 PM

It was a manual yes. Hopefully you guys are right and its nothing major

06_infrared_zx4 01-23-2013 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bunk (Post 4553333)
It was a manual yes. Hopefully you guys are right and its nothing major

seeing as how it is a tiny red light and no-where near the check engine light, abs indicator, oil warning light, etc...i think its no big deal.

zetecDon 01-23-2013 02:57 PM

Moved to "General Technical Chat".

06_infrared_zx4 01-23-2013 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zetecDon (Post 4553402)
Moved to "General Technical Chat".

Thanks Don.

The Bunk 01-24-2013 02:23 AM

Sorry for posting in the wrong thread!

Few people are telling me that its not a shift light. It's a warning light and the central display (e.g. Where it says Road Speed in the above sample photo) should be telling me what the issue is.

I think I recall the display saying something like "0km remaining" during the test drive. The car was low on petrol and the orange fuel light was also on.

Would that be the cause?

06_infrared_zx4 01-24-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bunk (Post 4554352)
Sorry for posting in the wrong thread!

Few people are telling me that its not a shift light. It's a warning light and the central display (e.g. Where it says Road Speed in the above sample photo) should be telling me what the issue is.

I think I recall the display saying something like "0km remaining" during the test drive. The car was low on petrol and the orange fuel light was also on.

Would that be the cause?

Sounds like a good possibility.

a_2000_se 01-24-2013 11:54 AM

Put the minds to ease.... best thing to do is find an owners manual (probably available on-line) and verify.


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