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

590

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

390

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.

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