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Q: What does the temperature gauge show?

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What does the temperature gauge show?

The temperature gauge is located on the instrument panel, and tells you the current temperature of the engine coolant. If the gauge shows that the temperature of the coolant is hot, you should pull over your vehicle and let it cool down.

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