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Do I need to worry about the blue temp warning light?

Old 08-18-2010, 10:51 PM
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New to Scion xB and loving it! Bought a 2006 with 75K -- most fun car I've ever owned. My son thinks it's beyond cool. He and my wife call it "the box" or "the toaster."

When I start it cold, I get the blue temp warning light. Is this problem? Or is it normal?

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dont have a box but temp lights are never good,take it to autozone and have them run the codes, its free
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NO no no no..
The engine is just cold.. let it run and warm up. It will go away.. the xA's and xB's have this light.. Its just telling you not to race the engine because its cold.
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Originally Posted by Murphys_Law View Post
dont have a box but temp lights are never good,take it to autozone and have them run the codes, its free


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Just a light to tell you it is not warmed up yet , nothing to be afraid of , unless it turns RED just like Revolution said.
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I believe it is used for the emission testing, They shouldn't test until the vehicle is up to normal operating temperature.
Blue light = below normal operating temp.
No light = normal operating temp.
Red light = above normal operating temp.
Flashing Red light = stop vehicle and turn off!

No worries running with the blue light, just don't open it up to highway speed or fast accelleration until up to temperature, but I'm sure you knew that already.
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how the hell would i know about a xb/xd/xa, i was just saying lights are usually bad and that autozone call pull codes if you think you have a problem
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Yea, no big deal. According to my scangauge, when the water temp hits 137 degrees, it's done warming up. While the car is cold, it will prevent the transmission from going into overdrive. It's just there to protect the engine from working too hard before the coolant is nice and warm.
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I gotta admit I was thrown off by this the first time I drove it. Well I didn't notice it the first time I drove it, but the first night I had it I did, and it was at night, and I hadn't driven it in hours. So I noticed it, and panicked, but then I put it together that a blue temperature light naturally means cold, and then I realized the light went off after a couple minutes. I usually warm it up first time I drive it for the day until the light goes off.
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That's what I was hoping. Thanks for the fast replies!
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That's what I figured....
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Just means the engine isn't up to operating temperature yet. No need to warm up an engine by letting it idle. Just drive casually until the light turns off, thats the fastest way to warm it up, also manufacturer recommended.
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Old thread but this is asked often. Heck, I had to look it up when I just got my car. This should be stickied or put in an XA/XB Q&A.
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