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Old 05-06-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Dashboard symbols for the 2003 L300 Sedan

There is a symbols that stays on in my dashboard and I have no idea what it means. There is no reference to it in my manual. I can take a good guess at most, but this one is a square with an arrow pointing downward and it seems to point at a water level. I have checked the fluids in my car and it all seems fine. I would really like to know what that symbol means. Can anyone help?

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Old 05-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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Um. I think that would be low coolant level. Check the carpet on the passenger side for oily wetness. If it is look for "heater pipe O-rings" threads. If not, look for a coolant leak somewhere under the hood. If you find it externally, breath happy and fix it. If a V-6 engine, look in your engine oil for signs of coolant or rising level. If so, very bad. The oil cooler is probably leaking.

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Old 05-07-2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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That is low coolant. I'd follow born again's advice. If you have an external leak, the V6 is known for a leak somewhere in the thermostat area -- not sure exactly what the problem was because thankfully ours was fixed under warranty. BTW, ours had to be fixed twice.

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Old 05-07-2008, 08:34 AM   #4
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It could also be the coolant overflow bottle has a defective float. I just replaced mine with this problem.

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Old 05-07-2008, 08:50 AM   #5
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Low Coolant

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Old 05-10-2008, 09:14 AM   #6
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That is low coolant. I'd follow born again's advice. If you have an external leak, the V6 is known for a leak somewhere in the thermostat area -- not sure exactly what the problem was because thankfully ours was fixed under warranty. BTW, ours had to be fixed twice.
CHeck to see if you are also leaking coolant from your intake manifold gasket too. I had that problem plus coolant leaking into carpet due to o-rings. another would be to check your radiator

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