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kimmifla6369
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Nov 19, 2014, 4:56 PM

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i had the car towed to firestone for the not starting issue, i told them everything, my concern for elelctrial and the dash saying alarm not set up- even though it works just no horn, horn taked off.anyway the repalced a crank sensor and igniton module just to get it started to further diagnose they said.i asked for codes over phone, he said he would get and call me back, never called back when i picked up he said the mechanic cleared all codes and not on file, said there were 6 of them all relating to no power. then something about a short or?? and the diagnosis was i need a new under the hood fuse block, which was 500$ installed, picked up ran ok, 20 min into home, yellow light on tach with (!) on, pull over my book says that has to do with brakes, make sure parking brake isnt on, look on my other warning light center, where i do trip mileage and msg show up , like the original - alarm not on and theres a message says service tire monitor system...call firestone they say both the yellow (!) and word message mean, my tire pressure is off and needs ck and cleared in car, my book says something about this would happen if a sensor was missing.

Any comments or advice? THANK YOU

im scared this car has an electricl problem, gonna bring back to firestone & have them do what they gotta do and hopefully no more lights


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Nov 19, 2014, 5:06 PM

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Did you check the tire pressure?





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Nov 19, 2014, 5:55 PM

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NO NOT YET, YOU WOULD THINK A TIRE PLACE WOUL DO THAT AND CK ALL FLUIDS B4 RELEASING A CAR WITH A 1000 DOLLA BILL


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Nov 19, 2014, 5:57 PM

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You should check it Kim. Maybe they forgot? Also with this cold snap, tire pressures will go down. If you have enough pressure in the tires, when you drive it, the tire pressure warning lamp should go out by itself. It doesn't require a scan tool unless there is a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system.

I had a car on the lift last night. Yesterday afternoon I put 35psi in the tires. I checked it this morning when it was 43 degrees and they were at 30 psi, so temperature does affect tire pressure.





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Nov 19, 2014, 7:41 PM

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THANK YOU, will do when im in town on friday, they said to bring it by no charge, my concern is that somethings wrong with the computer or electrical...my book says (!) means brakes, he said tire and the check tire monitor system is now on, and the alarm not programmed is always on,yet the alarm works, i just have no horn, it was removed, i thought perhaps because there was a problem with the alarm and so the took horn off.....i am praying i am sooo broke!!!

dumb question but does the computer control the under the hood fuse block?


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Nov 19, 2014, 7:59 PM

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If the symbol looks like this, it either means your low on brake fluid or your parking brake is engaged.



This symbol is low tire lamp:



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dumb question but does the computer control the under the hood fuse block?



Yes and no. The under hood fuse block contains fuses and relays. The computer can turn relays on and off that are in the fuse block. Fuses are used to protect circuits from overloads. The fuse block itself is basically a container for fuses, relays, and wiring harnesses. If there is a problem with the fuse block itself, it will usually be either some sort of connection issue or something was damaged in the fuse block. Computers don't make fuse blocks go bad.





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