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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:31 am    Post subject: flashing red lite on odometer Reply with quote

on a 65 bug, wat does it mean when the red flashes on the odometer mean, just changed the battery, bug idles good.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can mean lots of things. Idle speed too low, poor connection on battery just replaced, loose fan belt, etc. What did you change and what was it doing before you monkeyed with it? Changing things and then getting a new flashing dash light is generally a good clue (in this case, the red = generator light and references a deficiency in the electrics if you've still got it hooked up correctly).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red is oil pressure, green is alternator...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugo Stiglitz wrote:
Red is oil pressure, green is alternator...


No, it's not.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth making sure the wires to the two lights have not been reversed sometime in the last 40 or so years.

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