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Post by radar » 15 Apr 2002, 01:04

my other half has rang me up about her petrol clio which has a strange warning light appearing and staying on she decribes it as an orange light with a zig zag looking like mountains and a glow plug element below it, I cant figure it out plus I have never sat in her clio or driven it and to top it all shes 300 miles away anyone help whats this light as its a long walk home
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Post by alan s » 15 Apr 2002, 08:06

Sounds like the light indicating a problem with the engine management system to me? Could be a problem or simply a dodgy sensor. I suggest seeking professional advice in the form of a diagnostic check if she's that far away.
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Post by caeclyd » 06 May 2002, 16:41

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my other half has rang me up about her petrol clio which has a strange warning light appearing and staying on she decribes it as an orange light with a zig zag looking like mountains and a glow plug element below it, I cant figure it out plus I have never sat in her clio or driven it and to top it all shes 300 miles away anyone help whats this light as its a long walk home
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Post by caeclyd » 06 May 2002, 16:47

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my other half has rang me up about her petrol clio which has a strange warning light appearing and staying on she decribes it as an orange light with a zig zag looking like mountains and a glow plug element below it, I cant figure it out plus I have never sat in her clio or driven it and to top it all shes 300 miles away anyone help whats this light as its a long walk home
cheers radar
I had a similar problem on a Peugeot 306. The vacuum pipe leading into the MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor had split loosing vacuum, this in turn sent the engine management system ape s**t, as a result un burnt or a rich fuel mixture was entering the exhaust system. It then went acroee the Lambda sensor (the large sensor in your exhaust manifold with the two wires sticking out)£150 !! Has a spark plug deteriorated causing a mis-fire? the sensor you mentioned is very sensetive to any faults in the ignition system.
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