Engine management oil water lights on dim renault twingo

Asked by Jan 19, 2013 at 09:49 PM about the 2008 Renault Twingo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 lights on the dash staying on dimly
lit all the time. When i start the car
they light up fully with the rest of the
symbols, then as the other ones go off
these stay on up dim and hardly
noticable in daylight. The
ommissions? (square with zigzag)
symbol is in the middle of these 3
lights but that doesnt stay lit up.
Lights dont go off when switching off
engine or taking out keys. They only
go off when interior light goes off -
either after 10 seconds or after locking
car. Checked oil and water but seems
to be electrical issue. Car is actually
2010 model but that option isnt
available. Its a renault twingo 1.2
extreme

3 Answers

490

It sounds like an electrical issue to me to. The clue is that the lights go out with the interior lights. It sounds like there is power being backfed. I would suggest checking the ground connections for the interior lighting circuit.

Sorry im not very good with cars andthings. What and where are ground connections? Is this going to be a big expensive job or even mean taking dash to bits? Also my MOT is due end of next month will it be affected? And is it safe to drive? Thank u so much for ur first answer! I have been obsessively checking oil and water worrying that maybe it IS something wrong! I dont know much about cars but i do know a little about electrics and defo thought the interior light switching off at the same time was weird. Also it doesnt turn off symbols on dash if i switch off interior light by the switch

370

This sounds like a fault within the dash display cluster itself. Not an unknown issue with Renaults, suffering short circuit across the tracks of the circuit board; you will need an auto electrician or Renault specialist to confirm this.

Your Answer

Looking for a Used Twingo in your area?

CarGurus has 327 nationwide Twingo listings starting at £1,295.

Postcode:

Renault Twingo Experts

  • #1
    Racer_X
    Reputation
    70
  • #2
    Paul Matthews
    Reputation
    50
  • #3
    AmateurCarTech
    Reputation
    20
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Renault Clio
123 Great Deals out of 2,647 listings starting at £495
Used Citroen C1
83 Great Deals out of 1,914 listings starting at £990
Used Fiat 500
101 Great Deals out of 3,618 listings starting at £2,700
Used Toyota AYGO
57 Great Deals out of 1,822 listings starting at £1,299
Used Hyundai i10
49 Great Deals out of 1,511 listings starting at £1,495
Used Ford Fiesta
436 Great Deals out of 10,673 listings starting at £400
Used Peugeot 107
24 Great Deals out of 707 listings starting at £895
Used Ford Ka
34 Great Deals out of 1,251 listings starting at £975
Used Vauxhall Corsa
297 Great Deals out of 7,646 listings starting at £695
Used Kia Picanto
61 Great Deals out of 1,060 listings starting at £999
Used Suzuki Swift
43 Great Deals out of 1,237 listings starting at £995
Used Volkswagen Polo
165 Great Deals out of 3,924 listings starting at £590
Used Nissan Micra
43 Great Deals out of 1,594 listings starting at £850
Used Toyota Yaris
91 Great Deals out of 2,219 listings starting at £450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.