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warning lights blink on and off on my 88?

Old 12-28-2004, 01:01 PM
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the "idiot lights" on my 88 blink on and off, they are bunched together on the lower right side of my console they are the low oil low washer fluid low fuel and low coolant lights. ever since its been super cold out they keep blinking on and off and sometimes they will shut off after a while but not always. any one have any ideas why?
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Old 12-30-2004, 03:36 PM
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I guess no one has any idea what the issue is. i'm guessing my computer is whacked.
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Old 12-30-2004, 03:58 PM
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a short
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Old 12-30-2004, 05:02 PM
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Funny you should mention that. My '88 does the exact same thing when it get very cold out.
I can get it to flash when I first use the turn signals. They flash a few times and go off.
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Old 12-30-2004, 05:18 PM
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yes, finally someone else has the same problem, i guess im glad i'm not alone but what is the cause and what is the answer. sometimes it will go out after a while but the warning lights do work when i have low oil and such they come on but. they get all stupid when its really cold out.
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Old 12-30-2004, 05:22 PM
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I don't know why they do that. I just thought it had something to do with it being cold out.
The car runs fine so I don't really worry about it.
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:38 PM
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those lights in my opoion are junk...i always use a good mechinal gauage on everything
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:45 AM
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my be a bad connection or a connection crossing somewheere by the blinker button
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Old 12-31-2004, 04:51 PM
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I kinda doubt it because there are other mustangs I've heard about doing the same thing when it's cold out. It's too much of a coincidence for all of them to have the same short.
It was almost 50 degrees yesterday and it didn't do it once. I'm thinking something with the computer and it being cold out when it does that.
It doesn't really bother me because the car still runs fine regardless.
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:59 PM
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a lil blinker oil might fix it
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