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    Default Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    Does anyone know what this is? It came on today for a few minutes but didnt come back on once i re started my car.


    Its like a circle with an exclamation point in the middle. Left side of the dash cluster


    I dont have the manual so i gotta ask on here.


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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    I found this in a manual online, but I don't think it's relevant to our cars. I've never seen it before.
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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    correct!! but in tech. terms... he may need laman terms like me- haha/////// ohhh and yeah this is (the light or gauge) a light that appears on the svt focus' . It appears on the left side of the gauge cluster (on the tachometer side / about the third light up the panel) . I do believe its like the third or fourth gauge that lights up when you "start" your car or get ready to start your car (any time you turn over the key pretty much you should see this come and go).

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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    It means your trans is overheating if it's an auto, but since you have an svt I dont know...

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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    I was reading somewhere its for fail-safe cooling, like if your overheating your car, it will take over and shut down the vehicle before it does major damage... dont quote me tho
    That sh*t cray!!

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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    I've had the warning light 2 times in the 10+ year life of my car. Both times (last time was 2 weeks ago) it was telling me it's time for a new battery. Audiophile would also act up and reload each disc when starting the car. Warning light and audiophile problems both went away with new battery installation both times.
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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    I don't quite understand it because it came on for me when I was going home. Then once I got home I restarted it- and it went away and hasn't come back since.


    I wonder if calling SVT would help. I bet they have an idea what it means for OUR cars
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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    I think you were have an issue with the electronics. Either alternator or the battery. Like stated above I have done my alternator twice as the second one was defective and both times the lights on the dash would go crazy and the CD player would freak out. Both times that light was one of the first lights to come on. I bet its related to that either your going to have something going on with the electrical system or maybe your serpentine belt was just slipping a bit. Idk if SVT will tell you anything useful.
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    I don't know Butch, everything you stated before- I have replaced within a month. It's gotta be something weird, maybe a ground or something.


    Damn car is always something hahaha
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    Default Re: Whats this light on my dash? Circle sun looking thing with a exclamation point

    Ford didn't even put a bulb there in my car. I was helping a company in the UK to design some stainless SVT overlays, I had to take the cluster out last week to double check what that icon was.
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