Idiot lights, again
Correct - the "L" (red), otherwise called
"Batterieladung" reports alternator charging. If on when
the engine is running you have an alternator problem, a voltage
regular problem, or the drive belt is broken or seriously
The "O" (orange), otherwise called "Oldruck"
indicates low oil pressure. If on, when engine running, shut down at
once. It also is alleged to function as a turn indicator for a
trailer. (But tow your camper or boat with an SUV.)
The "T" (white), otherwise called "Tanke" is
a warning that your fuel is really low. I know of no way to test it
other than running the tank down to white knuckle level on a street
that has gas stations on every corner. Last (and only) time mine went
on I had about 2 gallons. The tank was clean so I didn't suck up any
The "F" (blue), otherwise called "Fernlicht"
indicate high beams are on.
The green blinking thing, otherwise called "Blinker"
indicates a turn signal is on but doesn't let you know which side
(another few pfennig saved in design).
It also blinks when the emergency flashers are on - as does the
button below and alongside the steering wheel.
And while we're there, the red light in your tach ("B"
for "Bremsen") shows low brake fluid level, or hand brake
not fully down, bad float/switch in fluid reservoir or a sticky
switch at the handbrake lever.
It is probably wise for us to get back to Coupe and E3 business
as much and as
soon as possible.
All of us everywhere have been deeply touched and will be
profoundly affected for a very long time to come.
We especially share in the grief of those whose friends or
relatives are gone.
We quietly rejoice for those that have been rescued or that may
have come close
but been spared.
We fervently hope that, despite our rage, sorrow and
frustration, the dead will be honored by thoughtful and reasoned
words and actions. That both ordinary citizens and our leaders,
uphold the principles of democracy, honor the most noble traditions
of our great Nation and renounce repeating the errors, the shameful
and the sometimes evil acts into which we, collectively and
individually, have stumbled in the past.
To do otherwise, means the fiends responsible for this have
At 8:10 AM +0200 9/16/01, bart wrote:
The L stands for
'Lager" (not the beer, but the german word that meens capacity
or something) and indicates that you have a nasty problem with your
alternator not filling up anymore or other elecronical
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Verzonden: zaterdag 15 september 2001
Onderwerp: Idiot lights, again
OK, one more time for those
who are owners manual-challenged and failed to write down this
information as it passed through the various threads over the past
What are the indicators of
these idiot lights on the fuel/temp display?
O - at the 10:00 position
L - at the 2:00 position
T - at the 8:00 position
(gas getting low - REALLY!) ?
F - at the 4:00
position (battery charging ?)
My "L" light has
come on this morning and I need to know if I have some work to do
today - am off to the NW tour tomorrow!