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Hi Anyone there during the playoff games?

Seriously....

My Lexis Rv300 1999 has yellow light on and the manual says to take it to the dealer.

It's Sunday and tomorrow is a holiday.

Dealership is closed.

Also the vehicle is not with me but is being driven 300 miles from Boulder, CO to Crested Butte, CO today over mountain passes.

Any words of advice?

We're worried and need expert help ASAP.

Thanks..

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Don't worry about it unless the "Vehicle will self destruct in 30 seconds" warning light comes on. :whistles: As long as everything seems OK, wait until it is convenient to have the problem checked.

If it is the Malfunction Indicator Lamp, here is the text from your owners manual -- copied from the owners manual section of the Lexus website:

(g) Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This lamp comes on in the following cases.

a. The fuel tank is completely empty. (See ”Fuel gauge” on page 34

for instructions.)

b. The fuel tank cap is not tightened securely. (See ”Fuel tank cap”

on page 67 for instructions.)

c. There is a problem somewhere in your engine or automatic

transmission electrical system.

If it comes on while you are driving in case ”c.”, have your vehicle

checked/repaired by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.

Don't worry ... Be happy.

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Jim, guru, can you please call me?

Need ideas for why light came on & to not worry!

Monica

Don't worry about it unless the "Vehicle will self destruct in 30 seconds" warning light comes on. :whistles: As long as everything seems OK, wait until it is convenient to have the problem checked.

If it is the Malfunction Indicator Lamp, here is the text from your owners manual -- copied from the owners manual section of the Lexus website:

(g) Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This lamp comes on in the following cases.

a. The fuel tank is completely empty. (See ”Fuel gauge” on page 34

for instructions.)

b. The fuel tank cap is not tightened securely. (See ”Fuel tank cap”

on page 67 for instructions.)

c. There is a problem somewhere in your engine or automatic

transmission electrical system.

If it comes on while you are driving in case ”c.”, have your vehicle

checked/repaired by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.

Don't worry ... Be happy.

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I had the light go on while up at Tahoe, I think the cold and altitude got mine while filling up at a gas station. Check your gas cap and make sure it is on tight...As for the transmission you would notice higher rpms than normal while driving...If there is a Autozone nearby they could do a scan for free and tell you the codes. Another solution after check the gas cap is unhook the battery for a few minutes and turn the headlights switch on and see if the light goes off and stays off..

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Need ideas for why light came on & to not worry!

Monica

Probably not good to put your phone number on a public forum. I suggest you edit your post and remove it.

As long as the fluid levels are OK - engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant (things anyone can easily check) - and the engine is not over heating or spewing fluids, the problem is likely not going to endanger you or the vehicle .... at least not in the short term.

It is not all that uncommon for warning lights to come on. For example, I've driven around for a few days with the "Check engine" light and the "VSC Off" light and/or warning messages until I could get my car to a repair shop. It is usually not a big deal.

Crested Butte was my wife's favorite ski destination before a couple of hip replacements stopped that activity. We stayed at the Nordic Inn a bunch of times -- a type of old fashioned ski lodge which is rare in the U.S. today. I'll give Allen, a fellow former Kansas Citian, a plug: http://www.nordicinncb.com

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Thanks for your call and support, Jim:)

Jim, guru, can you please call me?

Need ideas for why light came on & to not worry!

Monica

Don't worry about it unless the "Vehicle will self destruct in 30 seconds" warning light comes on. :whistles: As long as everything seems OK, wait until it is convenient to have the problem checked.

If it is the Malfunction Indicator Lamp, here is the text from your owners manual -- copied from the owners manual section of the Lexus website:

(g) Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This lamp comes on in the following cases.

a. The fuel tank is completely empty. (See ”Fuel gauge” on page 34

for instructions.)

b. The fuel tank cap is not tightened securely. (See ”Fuel tank cap”

on page 67 for instructions.)

c. There is a problem somewhere in your engine or automatic

transmission electrical system.

If it comes on while you are driving in case ”c.”, have your vehicle

checked/repaired by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.

Don't worry ... Be happy.

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Yes, indeed, number has been removed... oops!

The car is back home, trip to CB postponed. Appt. for repair shop made for Mon if open, Tues if not.

Feel safer than in remote area where Lexus dealerships are hard to come by.

Appreciate all the thoughts.

Thanks for your call and support, Jim:)

Jim, guru, can you please call me?

Need ideas for why light came on & to not worry!

Monica

Don't worry about it unless the "Vehicle will self destruct in 30 seconds" warning light comes on. :whistles: As long as everything seems OK, wait until it is convenient to have the problem checked.

If it is the Malfunction Indicator Lamp, here is the text from your owners manual -- copied from the owners manual section of the Lexus website:

(g) Malfunction Indicator Lamp

This lamp comes on in the following cases.

a. The fuel tank is completely empty. (See ”Fuel gauge” on page 34

for instructions.)

b. The fuel tank cap is not tightened securely. (See ”Fuel tank cap”

on page 67 for instructions.)

c. There is a problem somewhere in your engine or automatic

transmission electrical system.

If it comes on while you are driving in case ”c.”, have your vehicle

checked/repaired by your Lexus dealer as soon as possible.

Don't worry ... Be happy.

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Feel safer than in remote area where Lexus dealerships are hard to come by.

Remember Monica, Toyota dealers are a lot more plentiful than Lexus, and any Toyota dealer can work on your Lexus. There is a great deal common between the 2. (sorry to those who felt you were special because you drove a Lexus, gotta come back down to earth ONCE in a while! ) :lol: All in good fun.

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