Re setting Fuel warning light 200 series

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 20:47
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We recently had water in our fuel. Of course the warning light came on 130 Ks out of Bedourie on the development road to Windorah and yes of course it was Saturday afternoon with no coverage anywhere and all the dealers closed for the weekend.. We took the risk and drove back to Bedourie late Saturday.After draining the fuel filter the warning light would not go off. after much searching on the internet at the info center on Sunday morning I found the following post at which I thought may be of interest to other 200 series owners

1. Disconnect switch on top of fuel filter
2. Turn on ignition
3. Reconnect switch
4. Turn off ignition
5. Re start vehicle

And yes the light goes off assuming you have drained the water out of the fuel filter.

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Reply By: Spydor - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 23:51

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 23:51
Thanks for the input. I have now written the procedure in my owners manual for future reference ( hope i don't need it). Is there any particular trick to draining the actual filter?
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Follow Up By: Traveling Macs - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 00:08

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 00:08
There is a bleeder at the bottom of the filter. It actually screws all the way out I took mine right out then pressed down the little black prime button on the top of the filter housing. This primer is usually used if you run out of fuel ( I haven't done that) and you can't start the car the primer pushes more fuel through the filter.
The primer pushes the fuel out. Just make sure if you pull the plug right out t that you don't drop it in the dirt.
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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 02:05

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 02:05
hi guys
good stuff macs thank you
hope you didn't drop your plug in the dirt
Stephen & Deborah

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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 at 19:10

Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 at 19:10
And...... it is a good policy to carry at least a couple of spare fuel filters - if you get a bad dose of fuel (eg from a 44 gall drum - empty tank at a fuel station), that has water, dirt and rust flakes then you will need all those filters. Been there - sone that.

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Follow Up By: Traveling Macs - Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 at 19:16

Saturday, Jul 16, 2011 at 19:16
Thanks Grumblebum,
Your advice is sound and I have since purchased a spare filter besides the one I have just replaced
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