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Old 03-29-2011, 07:39 AM
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2008 F150 Warning Light question

Hey everyone

I just had a warning light come on this morning on my 2008 F150. It's under the RPM gauge and appears to be a reservoir of some sort. I did the automated system check, all fluids came back okay, and I didn't get the digital notification when the warning light came on like one would usually get.

Now, I don't have a manual and I have come up empty on all of my google searches for an answer, so here I am, asking you guys! My assumption is low windshield wiper fluid, but I have no way to confirm that as I sit at my work desk. Any answers are appreciated!
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Any chance you can take a picture of that light? Is it still on?

Here's a link to online manuals:
http://www.motorcraftservice.com/vdi...p?menuIndex1=2

Sorry that I'm not of more help this morning besides what I just gave ya.
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I have a picture on my Droid, however, I don't have any uploading cables with me and I'm a newbie with the phone, but I'll see what I can get done.
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I took a look at the 2008 manual for you. I believe your truck is equiped with a tire pressure monitoring system, and there's a good chance this is the light that is coming on.
The light would be a cut away view of a mounted tire, with a exclamation point in the heart of the tire void.
Could this be it?
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I have a picture on my Droid, however, I don't have any uploading cables with me and I'm a newbie with the phone, but I'll see what I can get done.
Email the picture from the phone to yourself. Go to photobucket, or another online system, upload your photo there, then come here and copy the web address in this format
[IMG]insert web address here[/IMG]
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I don't believe its a tireissue. My truck reads out digitally if I have low tire pressure and doesn't throw a light.
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Working on gettin' it uploaded...
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What F150 model is your truck? FX4? Lariat? Harley?
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Attached are the pertinent pages from the 2008 manual. That's all I can help ya with at this point.
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Pictures by 5heyer5 - Photobucket

that's the picture - hopefully

Looks like it's my service engine soon light according to the pages that MCDavis supplied.

Guess I'll have to find a computer to hook it up to.

Oh, it's a fx4/lariat/king ranch - Lariat chrome package grill, King Ranch interior, seats, dash, all that jazz, and I'm pretty sure it was just a fx4 package originally
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Yep, service engine light.
Here's the important information to read though...as this also services as the "check engine light" or CEL.
From the manual:
Service engine soon: The Service
engine soon indicator light
illuminates when the ignition is first
turned to the ON position to check
the bulb and to indicate whether the vehicle is ready for
Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing. Normally, the Service engine soon
light will stay on until the engine is cranked, then turn itself off if no
malfunctions are present. However, if after 15 seconds the Service
engine soon light blinks eight times, it means that the vehicle is not
ready for I/M testing. See the Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance
(I/M) testing in the Maintenance and Specifications chapter.
Solid illumination after the engine is started indicates the On Board
Diagnostics System (OBD-II) has detected a malfunction. Refer to On
board diagnostics (OBD-II) in the Maintenance and Specifications
chapter. If the light is blinking, engine misfire is occurring which could
damage your catalytic converter. Drive in a moderate fashion (avoid
heavy acceleration and deceleration) and have your vehicle serviced
immediately by your authorized dealer.
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I appreciate all the quick responses, however my mechanic is quite a ways away. I'll go in and see what code is being thrown and let him know, see when I need to make the drive to get 'er fixed!
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