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Hi everyone! I'm glad I found this forum, seems like there's a nice group of Porsche enthusiasts here! I bought an 2005 Carerra S several weeks ago and have been getting acquainted with her, especially getting use to the 6speed manual transmission. I took her out earlier for a spin and stalled at a stop light. Immediately after that my red light indicator for my Cooling System Temperature Gauge came on and the "Failure Indicator" text is on the display. Being my first Porsche, I'm in quite the panic so I hurried home to have a look at it. I open the engine compartment to check the water coolant levels and it is just over the minimum line. I went online do do some research and the conclusions I've come up with are: - possible engine overheating (though its quite cold here 9 degree celcius, and I drove her for no more than 10 minutes) - a sensor defecting/and or wire/solenoid wear - might need more coolant though she seems to have enough This is where I need some advice, I'm planning to test this out in the following ways: 1) Tomorrow when the engines cooled down, I'll start her up again and see if I still get that error on the gauge 2) If that fails, take her to my dealer and get them to reset the computer via the Durametric device 3) If that fails, take it to the authorized Porsche Dealership and get them to check it out Please do advise if there is anything else I can do or something I've missed out on that I can try. Thanks in advance everyone! :notworthy: P.S. Just a quick little bit, when I bought her the engine light was on, but the dealer told me it'd go away after a few drives since she was sitting in the garage most of the time. After a few drives the engine light did in fact go away. It seems like the indicators on the Porsche 997.1 are very sensitive, which has me hopeful maybe this "Failure Indicator" would go away after it cools down.