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Old 09-30-2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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Light bulb indicator :0

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A few weeks ago i noticed that the light bulb indicator was on, then i checked the lights in front but they were OK! Should I reset the OBC (if so, how do I do that) or just clean the lights attachments in front?
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:12 AM   #2
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:13 AM   #3
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No, the headlights
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:16 AM   #4
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No, the headlights


The warning light on your dashboard is for more than just your headlights, if any front bulb goes out the indicator will light up. It could be an indicator, fog light, headlight or DRL/highbeam.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:37 AM   #5
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The warning light on your dashboard is for more than just your headlights, if any front bulb goes out the indicator will light up. It could be an indicator, fog light, headlight or DRL/highbeam.
Yeah I know, but every light is working properly, that's why i think i should reset the OBC.
I should mention though, I had the same problem 1 year ago or so & I unplugged the battery for a few minutes. When I plugged it again went in the car & saw that the clock was reset & the light indicator wasn't flashing, problem solved.
But now i couldn't do that. Last night i left the battery unplugged for the night & today neither the clock was reset nor the light indicator was off

any thoughts?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #6
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It is the right (passenger side) light bulb indicator that flashes, so just now i opened it up the medium light & the bulb just fell off like it wasn't attached right. I put it back in like it should be but still the indicator is flashing & in front the lights are all OK. Can anyone tell me how to reset the on board computer maybe that will fix this?

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:24 AM   #7
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Likely the bulb is loose in the socket. The sockets go bad but many times you can repair the sockets easily.

There is a round plastic disc in the socket that holds the bulbs back against the bulb contacts. This disc over time will pop forward out of the groove than it should sit in. You can take your pinky finger or a socket and push the disc back toward the terminal end of the socket until you have the disc snap back in the groove.

Then it is best to but a bead of plastic glue around the edge of the disc and allow it to cure, then reinstall the bulb.

The other option is to replace the socket.

The warning light should clear on the next restart of the car if you do not have any bulbs out of connection problems.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:26 AM   #8
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Thanks I'm going right away to do that & will inform you what i've done
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Also, you can just pull up on the bottom tab of the socket so it puts more pressure on the bulb and holds it in more firmly.

You mean that your turn signal is flashing extra fast? Right?

Make sure the socket is clean and free of corrosion. A socket is inexpensive, but with a little bending and cleaning, you can keep the one you have in all likelihood.

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Checked the disc in the socket & it's fine, no corrosion. I guess i will try a new socket this week.

& it's not the turn signal.

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http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...010202copy.jpg

it's these "warning lights" only in my case the upper one (right one) is flashing nonstop & in front of the car the headlights & the fog lights are OK. Why is this always happening to me?! unexplained phenomena
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #11
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Did you put in an hid kit into your headlights?
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #13
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No dude, i fixed it ! I have made a stupid mistake when i went in front to check the lights i didn't check the little bulbs I think they are called side lights or position lights. I'm sorry for troubling you
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If problem comes back u need a new battery, when my battery started dying light bulbs were the first signal telling me that my battery was dying.
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I will keep that in mind, thanks
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