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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:57 AM
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Does anyone know what dash (idiot) lights are supposed to illuminate when the key is turned to the first click? More specifically, does the low fuel light illuminate at any time other than when you are low on fuel? Most of the lights come on for a second or two when the key is turned to the "on" position, and that tells me the bulbs are okay. Does anyone else's fuel light come on at start up? I have searched for a list of dash lights that are supposed to blink or illuminate at startup on this site, but haven't found it yet. Maybe we can create that list with this thread.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 07:09 AM
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The fuel light is not hooked up on NAS trucks
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Old March 17th, 2007, 09:00 AM
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You have a low fuel light???
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Old March 17th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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I have a low fuel light - soon as the needle hits the red zone, I light out for fuel.
My best is 14 miles before I ran out, my worst 9 miles.
Shawn - you have a fancy 1997, my 94 no fuel lihts.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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I was repalcing some lights and noticed it there. I didn't look to see if it was hooked up or not, most of the bulbs twist in and work, so there is no way to tell if it is wired up or not. I have never seen it light up in ten years, that is why I was asking.

Why would they not wire it up? Not that it would work right anyway.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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The low fuel light on the NAS is not hooked up. It is wired into the panel and is already "hot". When grounded it comes on. W/ a little handy work making a suitable connector, I use this light for my aux fuel tank transfer pump. When the pump is "on" moving fuel it grounds the circuit and the "gas pump" icon lights up sort of orange. No real purpose other than to let me know the pump s on but it sure looks cool!!!
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Old March 20th, 2007, 02:18 PM
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Shawn, not sure if you got the answers you were looking for. I have one of those fancy '97's and I looked my dash lights. I get the orange check engine light, then the 3 red lights oil, battery and something else that I can't remember right now but its definitely not the low fuel light. Hope that helps.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 06:58 PM
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When I turn the key to the first click I get the following:
1. Oil
2. Battery
3. Brake
4. seatbelt
5. service engine
6. trans temp or gear temp
7. check engine

A couple of them go away after a few seconds
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Old March 20th, 2007, 08:51 PM
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its doesnt light up but its there I cant remember where its located but its there
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The low fuel light in included in the cycle when the key is turned to the on position on my 93 NAS110.
The low fuel light illuminates when I get down to five gallons.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 12:40 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddyOval
When I turn the key to the first click I get the following:
1. Oil
2. Battery
3. Brake
4. seatbelt
5. service engine
6. trans temp or gear temp
7. check engine

A couple of them go away after a few seconds


Well that s a lot more lights than I get.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 03:13 PM
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I close my eyes and drive off before any dash lights dare distract me.
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