Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site
 

 


 
Go Back   Toyota Yaris Forums - Ultimate Yaris Enthusiast Site > Technical Forums > DIY / Maintenance / Service
  The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-11-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
Betrthanren
 
Drives: 07 Toyota Yaris
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 3
Question Coolant Light

I just purchased a 2007 Yaris Hatchback 39k and I noticed that when I start the car in the morning the "Green" Coolant light will remain lit until I drive it a little bit. I checked the fluid and it was between Full and Low. I filled it with radiator fluid to the Full line and it still continues to do this. Is this normal? I didn't notice it while test driving the car and it only does it in the morning...if I use it throughout the day it doesn't light up.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide!
Betrthanren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
rningonfumes
 
rningonfumes's Avatar
 
Drives: Yaris Sedan 5MT
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 823
Yes, it's quite normal. It's not a Low level light, purely related to temperature. It just means the engine is still cold. Red is bad of course but Green just means that the engine is still cold and needs to warm up. Drive it cautiously until the light goes off and you 'll be fine.

---Reason is we don't have an actual coolant temp guage.
__________________
rningonfumes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 09:59 PM   #3
Betrthanren
 
Drives: 07 Toyota Yaris
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 3
Thanks for the quick response!
I felt that was the case but wanted to be sure!

Thanks!
Betrthanren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #4
rningonfumes
 
rningonfumes's Avatar
 
Drives: Yaris Sedan 5MT
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 823
It's alright! Welcome! If you take a quick look at the FAQ thread, you'll read some other topics many others might have been curious about.
__________________
rningonfumes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
Betrthanren
 
Drives: 07 Toyota Yaris
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 3
Doing that now! Amazing site!
After learning about the DIY Cruise Control...I'll be doing that this weekend!
Betrthanren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 10:41 PM   #6
BEEF
 
BEEF's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 yaris 3d
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: north carolina
Posts: 732
I have heard also that if you have an auto-trans, you can't get into OD until after the light goes off. I have a manual so I can't say for sure. I think it goes off somewhere around 135-140 degrees. I have an ultragauge that shows temp.
__________________
Be the change you wish to see in the world -Mahatma Gandhi-
BEEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 06:34 AM   #7
BLH
 
Drives: 2007 Yaris Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 200
Yes my 2007 Automatic Transmission. Will not go into 4th until the Green LED goes out. My Scanguage shows about 130 degrees F water temperature when it goes out.
The shift points are also different until the transmission warms up.
BLH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2011, 10:04 PM   #8
auxmike
 
auxmike's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 HB, A/T, Power W/L/M
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: LI, New Yawk
Posts: 2,055
+1 about the A/T. It's real annoying especially in the winter!
__________________

Never take eyes off opponent - Bruce Lee
auxmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #9
jaime1029
 
Drives: 2008 toyota yaris sedan
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: ottsville
Posts: 2
This makes me feel much better i had the same issue the day after I bought the car i was terrified i bought a lemon i have been searching to find anwsers!!
I love my yaris thanks!!
jaime1029 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
07 yaris, coolant, coolant fluid, coolant light

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb? silver_echo Off-topic / Other Cars / Everything else Discussions 25 06-27-2011 01:50 AM
Low engine coolant temperature indicator light -> stays on for 5 minutes... normal ? zimso General Yaris / Vitz Discussion 3 10-19-2010 07:17 PM
LED'n it out (warning...big pics) custom Lftback Photo-Video-Media Gallery 9 05-24-2010 03:41 AM
Coolant Light lifthard1 DIY / Maintenance / Service 6 07-24-2007 08:40 PM
Coolant Light Cathy DIY / Maintenance / Service 15 09-04-2006 12:28 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 AM.




YarisWorld
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.