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    warning lights

    hello everyone - new beat owner here - had it 2 weeks. I've just had a warning light come on - its top left below the engin check light - looks like a hot exhaust pipe - what is it please - and is it serious?? Alan

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    Itís the cathalic converter light. Its the big bubble in the middle of the exhaust(between the backbox and manifold). It means either itís blocked up or disconnected.
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    Thanks for that - I had guessed it was the CAT - do you mean the sensor is disconnected? If blocked up can it be cleared or is it a new CAT ? Car has a few weeks warranty so will get as much done as I can.

    Can I still drive the car ?
    Last edited by suffolkboy; 29-07-2006 at 08:54 PM.

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    Well that light is suppose to warn you of it been blocked up. But I would check the 2 sensor cables if they are attached.

    I have never seen anyone cleaning a cat and a new one its quite expansive. What milage is your car?
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    95000Km - is it safe to drive the car?

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    thats quite low so you shouldn't have any issues. I would say its fine to drive but check the wires on the cat.
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    The cars only done a 100 miles in the last year or so - would a good long run help clean up the CAT? Will check the sensor wires tomorrow - are they obvious?

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    nice to see another beat close bye.

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    Thanks for the help - CAT sensor wire had fallen off - phew !!

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    One of our Beats has had this light on for well over a year and we have been told by the Honda dealer who maintains it that the sensor is faulty but will not make any difference to the running of the car. I understand from a friend who has a Daimler originally intended for the Japanese market that the part in question is a temperature sensor and is there as a requirement of Japanese law. As we don't have them fitted to British cars I would assume that if its running properly don't worry.

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    well actually i have the same problem.....but i really dont care about it .... just pretend tht its not even there
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    Personally I don't think 'just ignore it i do' is very sound advice

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    lol...sorry for tht advice ..but seriously its not something to really worry about ....
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