1996 collector's low coolant light question
I just bought a 1996 collector's edition and noticed that when you turn the ignition to on, the Driver Information Center does a bulb test where the bulbs light up for a moment and then go out. The "low coolant light" however, doesn't
light up on this car durring this test. The service department where I bought the car is telling that this light only comes on if there is a problem and does't come on during the bulb test. I find this hard to believe since the test is to make sure that the bulb will light if there is a problem. I sent mail to about 30 people who have 1996's for sale on Ebay. I got 4 answers 3 said it comes on 1 said it doesn't. I contacted the one who said it didn't to make sure he understood the question and he repeated the answer. Has he got the same problem? Burnt bulb?Can anyone tell me if there is an exception for this bulb test that excludes "low coolant light"? Is the dealer full of it and just doesn't want to make the bulb work and get stuck fixing the problem causing it to light?
I have to pick the car rup today and was hoping for information to support my position if I am correct in asuming that it should come on during the test.
Thanks a lot!
First of all justvettes, welcome to the forum and congratulations on buying that beauty. I'm presuming you checked the manual and didn't find out anything specific to that question. I think it might be a good idea to post this on the technical side of the C4 forum. Chances are good that you'll find the correct answer. http://corvetteactioncenter.com/foru...play.php?f=172
Originally Posted by justvettes
Justvettes, let me echo the sentiments and welcome you to the CAC. Congrats on your recent purchase- there's no other feeling quite like climbing behind the wheel of your first Vette!
Z06, I agree, and I'm moving this thread to the C4 Technical discussion forum.
Originally Posted by Z_OH_6
Your service department is correct.
I also have a 1996 Collector's Edition. I just went out to the garage to see which lights turn on when I start it. The low coolant light does not turn on at startup on mine. Several others do not either.
I'm inclined to think that it's not so much a 'bulb test' as it is that several of these problems are indicated when the vehicle first starts up and then immediately go away when the vehicle is running or after a short self test.
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