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Old 06-06-2019, 04:14 PM
DeltaRomeo DeltaRomeo is online now
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Default The VAF Courtesy Car Warning Light Challenge

So you know about the VAF list of courtesy cars and food, right? Well, the other weekend an RV bud sent me the picture below of all the warning lights that were on while in drive on the way to BBQ in Mineral Wells. Four dummy lights and a 'K FUEL INLET' warning in the display. Gold.

Top that <g>.

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Old 06-06-2019, 04:54 PM
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I say the "C" in front of the K is missing on the display.

I dunno...........
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:55 PM
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First the entire instrument panel is bogus. When have you ever seen a courtesy car with a full gas tank?
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:17 PM
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mel View Post
First the entire instrument panel is bogus. When have you ever seen a courtesy car with a full gas tank?
That just means the fuel gauge is busted too....
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:27 PM
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Plus, the oil pressure gauge is obviously reading high...
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:36 PM
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Let some air of a tire, turn on the hazzards and high beams and unbuckle the seat belt and you'll have 4 more lights!
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:59 AM
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Courtesy car?!?! That's my daily driver!
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:52 AM
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That?s a pretty fancy daily driver then.... automatic transmission and all! This made me laugh at a memory, once upon a time I had a rather non handy friend call me up and ask why the butt-crack sensor was on in her car. It took a bit to figure out she was talking about the tire pressure light.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:47 AM
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You have 4 sensor lights apparently in good working order. It looks like you have at least 6 sensor lights iinop. I would ground the vehicle until those 6 lights are repaired.
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