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What does this dashlight mean?

Getting a light that shows a car with a huge screw going into the side of it. Wtf is that?? Never seen something like that before.
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uhhhhh..pic?
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Is it in your owners manual?
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i have no clue where my owners manual is. lol

the tire pressure light on the left is always there because i didnt get the sensors put into some wheels i bought a while back. and just never had em since.
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Is that some one at the ford factory with a since of humor! For U R screwed! I see the Exclamation point on the side there!
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Yeah you are screwed because you are driving a Ford. HAHA.

Check gas cap maybe?
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YEah, looks like gas cap?
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see what i get for letting my mom drive my truck yesterday?! hahahaha

usually the gas cap gives me a CEL which happens quite often. i think its my cheap autozone gas cap but who knows. i keep having to clear that.
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Check gas cap maybe?
That is exactly what it is. If tightening/replacing your cap doesnt work check the vent lines. I had one come off a few months ago, took me about 3 months to find it though lol. It was a hose that came disconnected just inside the drivers front fenderwell. If you have a BL I would check this since I think that's what caused mine (after about 2 years though lol)
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ill check that lol thanks
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I'm thinking the gas low light? IDK...I don't have an 04+ so I wouldn't know what that light looks like. lol.
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yeah, it is a gas cap light by the looks of it
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I'm thinking the gas low light? IDK...I don't have an 04+ so I wouldn't know what that light looks like. lol.
lots o gas in it still....
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def gas cap light. check the lines like said above. maybe you need to replace the gas cap because it isn't holding pressure?? maybe it just isn't tightened down good enough...
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its the muffler bearings
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The thing is my gas cap throws the cel. Not this light. All the lines are secure under the truck. Gas cap was tight. Idk. Maybe I'll buy a new cap and try that.
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lots o gas in it still....
eff you dan! rofl...didn't even notice that crap!
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I hate the TPMS can you take it in and have it disabled? im thinking of lifting mine and im pissed ima have to have them bust down my stock tires and pull the TPMS sensors or i have to buy a set of new ones
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They wont disable it for you. Put all the sensors in a wheel barrel tire and pump to whatever PSI then throw the tire in the back.
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that light is check gas cap, it will come on for a small evap leak and the CEL will come on for a large evap leak (correct me if im wrong bob)

also, for the tpms sensors in a wheel barrel tire, that will not work because the bed will stop the signal from reaching the tpms module. take one tire off and put it in the bed and the tire light will come on, even if it is properly inflated. i have sensors somewhere ill sell you....brand new
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that light is check gas cap, it will come on for a small evap leak and the CEL will come on for a large evap leak (correct me if im wrong bob)

also, for the tpms sensors in a wheel barrel tire, that will not work because the bed will stop the signal from reaching the tpms module. take one tire off and put it in the bed and the tire light will come on, even if it is properly inflated. i have sensors somewhere ill sell you....brand new
Hmm. I didn't know this. The Toyota guys use the wheel barrel tire trick so I figured it might work for Rangers. All well.
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maybe someone will have to try it. i know if you have a properly inflated tire and you put it in the car it wont read so idk
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Question. Does Ford use a pressure sensor in the spare tire? I know Chevy and Honda do.
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nope not on any ive seen so far atleast
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Ok. I was going to say that if the spare did then how is the computer reading the pressure from it.
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