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Old 07-19-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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What is the yellow exclamation light on the dash?

My wife was driving my car and she said it came on, the car revved real high and shook. I just got home and it started up fine and was idling fine, but I have not drove it yet. It's a 2001 ZX3.


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Old 07-19-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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It means "TAKE ME TO THE DEALER IMMEDIATELY!!! SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH ME!!!"
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:47 PM   #3
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I've had this happen to me too. I was engine braking coming into the small town where I spent my first semester at college. While I was slowing down the little light came on and the the car pretty much nose dived. I put the clutch in, the light went off and it was fine. Never has happened again and haven't had any problems. I'd still get it checked out though.

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Old 07-19-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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I though that the light was an alert for misfiring. most times i misfire ut the light did come on at all, even though the light is present when ur just getting ready to start the car.

It make me want to read the manual!
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Low brake fluid.

The sensor works on a float system and it is stuck at the bottom of the resevoir.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:34 PM   #6
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Low brake fluid.

The sensor works on a float system and it is stuck at the bottom of the resevoir.
I think he's talking about the yellow light that has a gear with an exclamation point in the middle of it.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:18 PM   #7
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Taken from this thread... What's the yellow bottle cap light with the exclamation point.
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The " ! " is a MAJOR warning light that something is not operating in the safe zone , something the ECU has no control over , a lot of times this is when the ECU goes into fail safe mode

Water temp to high
Oil temp to high
Low Oil Psi
Charging system


This will NOT show up as a ECL code and once the issue goes away (engine cools down) this light will go off by it self

For that light to come on it had to be something major

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I had this happen to me about 2 months ago. My battery was shot, which would put me into the 'Charging system' category.
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I don't have one of those lights on my 07.
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I'm way overdue for an oil change, I wonder if this could be it.
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usually this is were your owners manual becomes your friend
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