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02 986 temp gauge not working


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Hello, earlier today, I noticed that the coolant temperature gauge in my 02 Boxster was pegged at 0 and the light (on the right side of the gauge) is blinking. From what I can tell, the frequency of the blinking light is not the "quick blinking". The "check engine" light is NOT illuminated and the car seems to be running fine. I checked the coolant level (no problem there) and the oil (correct level and no sign of coolant mixing in). All other gauges are working properly.

Does anyone know what could be causing this? The only oddity is that it is uncommonly cold in Miami today. If this issue is simply a bad sensor or wiring, is it safe to drive the car for short distances until I can get this resolved?

Please advise,

Kevin

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Hello, earlier today, I noticed that the coolant temperature gauge in my 02 Boxster was pegged at 0 and the light (on the right side of the gauge) is blinking. From what I can tell, the frequency of the blinking light is not the "quick blinking". The "check engine" light is NOT illuminated and the car seems to be running fine. I checked the coolant level (no problem there) and the oil (correct level and no sign of coolant mixing in). All other gauges are working properly.

Does anyone know what could be causing this? The only oddity is that it is uncommonly cold in Miami today. If this issue is simply a bad sensor or wiring, is it safe to drive the car for short distances until I can get this resolved?

Please advise,

Kevin

Well, good news.. It turns out that the problem is intermittent. It cleared up for a while then reoccurred, but this time the check engine light came on. I was able to test it with an OBD reader and came up with P0115. So, it seems that my Coolant temperature sensor is either going bad or it's just the connection acting up. The troubleshooting will continue.

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