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    Warning light on car dashboard?

    My missus sent me a e-mail a few minutes ago saying a light has home on her dashboard.

    It's a Renault Clio. This is the pic she sent.

    My car knowledge is minimal at best. Does anyone know what this light represents and if the car is safe to drive home?
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    I would say the bottom right is brakes. It looks like the hub with the pads to right and left. Not sure about the other light.

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    Is it a diesel, it looks like the glow plug warning light.

    The car manual will have a proper explanation, its probably in the glove compartment.

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    Engine Management warning light... How friendly is your local garage?

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    It is a petrol. 1.2L.

    The manual is at home for some unknown reason!

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    I'd guess it's a petrol by the fact the rev counter goes up to 7000, so if correct it won't be glow plugs. Looks like some kind of heart monitor symbol - maybe engine management light?

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    check that the brake light bulbs are working...

    I've got an ibiza (of no relevance) mine comes on if both brake light bulb have gone???

    Maybe the same you never know!

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    It is engine management. Flashing - the system is restricting your control of the car; solid - there is a fault or other exception. The official line is that you may drive it at low demand to the nearest garage.


    (incidentally, the exclamation mark in a circle is because you have applied the handbrake...)

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    Reboot it into Safe Mode & check the logs....erm....

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    I've had this problem wth my clio, first time it was a new engine wiring loom, almost £1000, 2nd time was a sensor, £250, 3rd time engine went to drive home mode, (Not fun driving to work on the M25) needed new coils. £1000

    On the first one the engine would cut out when idling or at the worst it cut out whilst driving on the M23 home, had to turn off the engine (whilst driving) and start it again. It went into the garage that night after that happened!

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    chris_uk: I don't think any of those problems was the primary issue. The main one I see is that it was a Clio Everyone Clio owner I know has commented on how they wish they'd never got one.

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    to be fair apart from those problems I'm happy with my Clio. It's the 1.2 16v dynamic. It's a good little runner. I get two weeks of driving out of a tank of fuel. It's done over 100k. It's been up to and around scotland lots of times, up to yorkshire and around france. It's a great runner. They all jsut seem to have a problem with the engine cutting out at some point. It's quite scary going along at erm 70 on the motorway and having it happen or the "drive home" mode coming in when you join the motorway to get to work

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    I originally thought it was the engine management light, but then looking again at the photo not too sure as there is one with stop in the middle.

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    Found the answer for a Megane. It says it's the 'Coil Pack' above the spark plugs.

    Edit: Search Google wit 'renault clio coil warning light'
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