How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dan Your Own Question
Dan
Dan, Technician
Category: Pontiac
Satisfied Customers: 24167
Experience:  Independent Shop Experience, 2 Year Automotive Diploma, & Access to Information Database
17871496
Type Your Pontiac Question Here...
Dan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What does the check gauge light mean? What do we need to

Customer Question

What does the check gauge light mean ? What do we need to check?
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Inside on the dash board once the car is running .
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 2005 Pontiac sun fire
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The light just came on not sure what to fix?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: We are also having issues with the passenger rear turn signal. We keep replacing bulbs and this is not solving the problem
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Dan replied 7 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help get your problem solved.

Expert:  Dan replied 7 months ago.

This would mean one of your gauges are indicating a out of range reading such as low battery gauge or low oil pressure gauge. Have you noticed any gauges not sitting in proper range?

Expert:  Dan replied 7 months ago.

Can you take a picture of warning light with how gauges look? Thanks.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have attached a photo of the dashboard does it look like the temperature is running a little bit hot?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Did that picture come across okay?
Expert:  Dan replied 7 months ago.

It doesn't seem too high but it is possible light is on because of low fuel. I would add some fuel to see if light shuts off, if not disconnect battery and touch cables together with battery disconnected for 10 seconds to reset system. Let me know how it goes or if you have more questions, thanks.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I did add some fuel and the light went off I have never noticed that light coming on before for low fuel I thought the fuel tank would light up?
Thanks!!
Expert:  Dan replied 7 months ago.

Usually when light comes on there is around a gallon of fuel left, so you have around 30 miles left before you run out of gas. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.