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Old 06-17-2011, 08:58 PM
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Default Amber indicator light (car with swirly lines) is always on!! Trouble??

My instrument panel is showing the "car with swirly lines". When I start the truck it is off. When I put it in gear, maybe by gear #3, the light comes on. What does this mean?
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:08 PM
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Default Re: Amber indicator light (car with swirly lines) is always on!! Trouble??

towing? lol idk
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: Amber indicator light (car with swirly lines) is always on!! Trouble??

traction control, take it to the dealer and have it checked out
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:12 PM
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ah.. a new feature
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:20 PM
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Turns out the guys who installed my bed cap wired the brake light incorrectly. The splice somehow shorted the system and could have fried the module. I am very lucky. Problem fixed, no charge at the Ford dealership. These newer trucks are more electronically sensitive than one would expect.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: Amber indicator light (car with swirly lines) is always on!! Trouble??

Who needs traction control in a truck?
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:38 PM
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Who needs traction control in a truck?
A light-assed 2wd.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:44 PM
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A light-assed 2wd.
Traction control, an antiskid system, and side airbags are newly standard for 2010. It is a safety feature which I feel good knowing I have when I have to swerve around the 4 by's that have rolled into a ditch thinking they're invisible.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:49 PM
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Traction control, an antiskid system, and side airbags are newly standard for 2010. It is a safety feature which I feel good knowing I have when I have to swerve around the 4 by's that have rolled into a ditch thinking they're invisible.
Invisible or invincible? lol. Id be a nice thing to have at times, because at those times im not in the mood to go down a road sideways when it rains.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:55 PM
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Invisible or invincible? lol. Id be a nice thing to have at times, because at those times im not in the mood to go down a road sideways when it rains.
oops...invincible., yeah
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