2013 Ducato water temp warning light

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  1. SteveandSue

    SteveandSue Funster

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    Well - here is the first of many many questions probably? as we have a 'new to us' van-
    Among the 12 million warning lights that we all require -
    There is a red temperature warning light on the dash.
    This light comes on when ignition comes on - and goes out when engine starts (allegdly)
    Well we have one of those special sooper doopa warning lights -Those that hide in the background - just waiting to catch you out.
    S0 during day can't see it - but at night or as daylight starts to go you can see this light just to say glowing - and it has a mate!! the warning light for door open--- thinks it will join in - and it glows really very faintly.
    Also - turn the ignition on - don't start up - turn off - And these two stay on for several minutes?? That is unless you open the door and shut it- then you get the digital display on briefly and then everything goes out.
    SO the question is - Has anybody else noticed this???Can this be normal behaviour for a temp warning light to coerce a door open warning light??
    Thanks in anticipation
    Steve
     
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    We had the fuel in the filter light and the abs warning light come on when the cruise control was used,took it to Fiat and had to have a new instrument cluster fitted luckily under warranty or it was £800 for the bits + labour.Works ok now.
     
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    Yes I'd agree with instrument cluster fault, seen a few late model Ducatos with similar dim warning lights and every one has been down to a faulty instrument panel.

    D.
     
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    Thanks very much for your replies - I was expecting a reply 'thats normal' But seems possible - well probable thatit is a fault - We have to take van back for some small items to be sorted out so I think I will forewarn them that there is also another addition to the list.
     
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    @SteveandSue :xThumb:Yes if you have a warranty get it done before it runs out it doesn't take long to change they only had my van for a morning.
    Good luck with it
     
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    Appears quite common my mate just had his instrument panel replaced, I have the central locking light on dim & don't have central locking, must get round to ringing a dealer.
     
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    we had similar with our 13 plate ducato, was replaced with new clocks under warranty
     
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    OK - Thanks again for all your replies - it makes me feel more confident that it is an actual fault
     
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    Our instrument cluster on 2013 AT replaced earlier this year under warranty.
    Technician opened drivers door. Turned on ignition. Two seconds later says cluster's faulty, see this all the time.
    Back a few days later (had to be ordered in) and cluster changed.
     
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    Yep - definitely the instrument cluster. Interesting to see the wide variety of combinations of spurious warning lights. Ours was ABS failure and water in the Diesel filter, but only when the cruise control was on. As above, changed under warranty. Known issue, and not only with Ducatos apparently. It first surfaced with fiat Pandas, it seems. Happened to friends of ours also, whose truck was just out of warranty. However, Fiat still fixed it without charge.
     
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    Just to update -
    Fiat dealer diagnosed problem as needing new instrument cluster on dash.
    Fiat had no details of the vehicle - so scanned and e-mailed info over.
    Fiats customer care was excellent - wether or not they were going to undertake the work under warranty or not - they kept us fully informed of the process- and in the end even though it is now out of warranty they will carry out the repairs - so booked in for next week.
    Few other issues to sort with the van but not Fiat related
     
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    An update to our instrument cluster. Our replacement cluster is now showing spurious warning lights (although, variety being the spice of life, different to last time). Van will be in soon for another replacement. Fiat dealer tells me they've had a lot of repeats in, so obviously the problem units haven't yet worked out of the system.
     
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