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Low coolant warning

#1 Post by 961tat » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:34 pm

I just fitted a later type coolant expansion tank with warning sensor to my 25 gti all good and water tight .

Now for the Wiring ,has anyone else done this or does any one have any good idea on were to wire the warning light , being that the early models have no coolant warning light ?

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Re: Low coolant warning

#2 Post by 1234dist » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:53 pm

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Re: Low coolant warning

#3 Post by 961tat » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:47 pm

Could wire to the horn like my mate brake pedal years ago *laughs* :clapping :clapping

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Re: Low coolant warning

#4 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:01 pm

1234dist wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:53 pm
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Please don't. :blink
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Re: Low coolant warning

#5 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:10 pm

Finally got round to doing something about replying to this, as I have a last of line (ish) ZR on the fleet with a low coolant warning light.

The position of the light in the instrument pack is between the 'tailgate open' light and the brake/handbrake light. On an earllier model, this position is used for the hazard warning light.

There is a spare warning light position just below the temperature gauge, normally used as a seatbelt warning light on Japanese market cars. You could probably make use of that. I have a couple of spare instrument packs buried in the garage: when I get the chance to dig them out, I will have a look to see how easy it would be to connect any of the unused lights up for other functions (I suspect that the low coolant light has an earth path provided via the tank sensor and already has a 12v supply built into the printed circuit board.)

Now, I quite fancy having a 'VVC active' light on my 25 GTi................
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Re: Low coolant warning

#6 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:25 pm

You would have trouble with that since the VVC is pulsed on a duty cycle via the ECU at different loads the bulb would be going :cursing

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Re: Low coolant warning

#7 Post by 961tat » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:38 pm

Already done this , fitted flashing led to left hand side of the clock on dash , works a treat . :clapping

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