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Old 07-30-2022, 12:40 PM   #1
BeanBayli55
 
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2000 Yaris coolant light woes

Hi,

My wife’s 2000 1.0 Yaris is having troubles with the coolant light on the dash.

It stays on and blue/green most of the time, occasionally goes off but comes in again within minutes.

I understand when it should go off and on etc but it just stays on most of the time. It never goes red.

Taking the engine temperature via obd it all seems absolutely fine, fan comes on when it hits 92 ish degrees , it doesn’t fluctuate at all and is constant . Top radiator hose gets nice and hot and after 80 ish degrees as does the bottom radiator hose.

I have changed the thermostat and the coolant temperature sensor but it’s made no difference at all.

What can anybody else recommend as to why the engine always thinks it’s cold even though the ecu is getting the correct temperature?

Many thanks
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Old 07-30-2022, 06:09 PM   #2
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isnt the blu or green one saying the engine hasnt warmed up?..or am i miss remembering?
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Old 07-30-2022, 06:31 PM   #3
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I'd scan it for data. Look at what the computer is seeing.
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Old 07-31-2022, 11:15 AM   #4
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isnt the blu or green one saying the engine hasnt warmed up?..or am i miss remembering?
yes its that light.

there are no codes showing on obd.

suggested elsewhere that its likely to be the other sensor near the rear of the block as there are technically two sensors for the temperature, i changed the coolant temperature sensor, other one is identified as radiator fan switch which from what ive been told is a single wire sensor that controlsd the light so ive ordered that and will see how that goes.
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Old 08-01-2022, 12:50 AM   #5
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2 or 3 pin sensor? if 3 pin 2 of them are for ecu and 1 is for meter (or light) then it might be wiring problem near sensor.

if 2 pin version then meter gets signal from ecu.
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:28 PM   #6
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update: ok so i changed the other sensor today, the one with the single pin and its made no difference at all.



the light stays on still almost permanent it may go off whilst driving for a minute or two then comes back on and stays on.

everything is working as it should, the ecu is reading the temperature fine, it gets up to 93 degrees , the fan will come on , temp goes down to 85 then fan turns off. both rad pipes get hot at this point so thermostat is working just fine
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Old 08-06-2022, 01:49 PM   #7
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i disconnected the battery for half hour this morning and during that time, pulled the dash and cleaned the connectors and on the bulb itself, gave the wires a little wiggle.



SO far its looking like its working again, it will go out now after a few minutes as it should and on a half hour drive it never came back on so fingers crossed its sorted.



thanks for all your help with this.
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