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Car Dashboard Warning Lights - Understanding What They Mean & How To Act

DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS

Understanding What They Mean And How To Act



Rear Fog Light - it is activated and remains on once the driver turns on the fog beams.



Seat Belt Reminder - active as long as the vehicle is moving and belt remains unfastened. Fastening seat belt will switch off the light.



Brake System Alert - this light indicates a low brake fluid level and professional help should be sought to rectify any issues, leaks or low brake linings are a common cause, this light is sometimes used when a vehicle has an ABS fault (see below).



Temperature Warning Light - it warns the driver of the possibility of engine overheating and usually demands the driver to stop the vehicle.



Front Airbag - amber light informs the driver when a passenger air bag has been switched off manually.



Battery Warning - seek professional help to resolve the issue.



Open Doors Indicator - this symbols is usually turned on just after the driver starts the engine and informs them that one or more doors are closed incorrectly. Safely check all doors are shut properly.



Hazard Warning Lights - activated by the driver to indicate a problem with their car to motorists.



Oil Pressure Warning - this light will illuminate when the oil pressure sensor detects low oil pressure, the vehicle's engine should be switched off immediately to avoid sever engine damage and the oil level check to ensure correct quantity in the engine. Professional help should be sought if oil level is correct and light continues to show. An amber light is also used in some vehicles to warn when the oil level is getting low and a top up is required.



ABS



ABS Warning Light - this light will show you when you have a fault in the ABS braking system, this will not result in losing your brakes but additional safety features will have been switched off and professional help should be sought to resolve the issues. Note: The light illuminates briefly on engine start up but switches off automatically.



Engine Management Light - this light illuminates when the vehicle detects a fault with the engine management system usually related to emissions or running concerns. Can cause the vehicle to go into limp home mode when illuminated and requires professional attention.



Warning Light - this light will illuminate with other lights and is usually accompanied by an error message in the display.



Tyre Pressure Monitor - inflate tyres to correct pressure displayed in owners manual and reset light if required to extinguish.



Bulb Failure - indicates a problem with one or more of the vehicles bulbs. Seek guidance from a motor electrician.



Rear Window Defrost - this is turned on once the driver presses the rear window defrost button. When window is clear turn off to save on battery consumption.



Child Safety Lock - if alight, the symbol shows you that the child safety lock has been activated. Remember to switch off when no longer required.



Cruise Control - this light is turned on if the cruise control system is activated; note that it may differ by brand and car model.



Windshield Defrost - activated by the driver to clear the front windscreen. When windscreen is clear switch off to save on battery consumption.



Powertrain Malfunction - this light will illuminate when the engine management system detects a fault that requires the engine to be shut down and requires immediate attention by a qualified technician.



Traction Control Light - this light will illuminate along with the ABS light wen the vehicle has a fault in the system. It will also flash when the system is operating to warn the driver of hazardous conditions.



Electronic Throttle Control Light - briefly enabled when the driver starts the engine, the indicator shows a malfunction in the Electronic Throttle Control system.



AWD!



AWD - this light indicates that the All Wheel Drive system is activated.



ESP

BAS



ESP/BAS Light - similar to the ABS indicator, but especially installed to inform the driver about a potential problem with the Electronic Stability Program technology.



O / D

OFF



Overdrive Indicator - it shows the driver that the overdrive system has been turned off.



Low Fuel Notification - this panel is switched on if the fuel level gets very low. Refuelling is urgently required.



Glow Plug Warning - used on Diesel vehicles, no attempt to start the vehicle must be made until the light is extinguished. The light is also used to with the engine management light when a fault has been detected.



Turn Signals - without a doubt the most known instrument panels, the turn signals are activated once the driver changes direction and uses the indicators.



High Beam Light - it is turned on once the driver activates the high bean mode of the headlights. DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS Understanding What They Mean And How To Act 50 60 40 30 70 20 BC 39044 13868 km 10 90 EDO A ED y (P E 00 Rear Fog Light - it is Seat Belt Reminder - active activated and remains on as long as the vehicle is moving and the belt remains unfastened. Fastening seat once the driver turns on the fog beams. belt will switch off the light. Brake System Alert - this Temperature Warning Light light indicates a low brake - it warns the driver of the fluid level and professional help should be sought to possibility of engine overheating and usually rectify any issues, leaks or demands the driver to stop low brake linings are a the vehicle. common cause, this light is sometimes used when a vehicle has an ABS fault (see below). Front Airbag - amber light Battery Warning - seek informs the driver when a professional help to resolve passenger air bag has been the issue. switched off manually. Open Doors Indicator - this Hazard Warning Lights - A symbol is usually turned on activated by the driver to just after the driver starts the indicate a problem with their engine and informs them that car to other motorists. one or more doors are closed incorrectly. Safely check all doors are shut properly. Oil Pressure Warning - this light will illuminate when the oil pressure sensor detects low oil pressure, the vehicle's engine should be switched off immediately to avoid severe engine damage and the oil level checked to ensure correct quantity in the engine. Professional help should be sought if oil level is correct and light continues to show. An amber light is also used in some vehicles to warn when the oil level is getting low and a top up is required. ABS Warning Light - this Engine Management Light light will show when you this light illuminates when ABS have a fault in the ABS the vehicle detects a fault braking system, this will not with the engine management result in losing your brakes system usually related to but additional safety features emissions or running will have been switched off concerns. Can cause the and professional help should vehicle to go into limp home be sought to resolve the mode when illuminated and issues. Note: The light requires immediate illuminates briefly on engine professional attention. start up but switches off automatically. Warning Light - this light Tyre Pressure Monitor - A will illuminate with other inflate tyres to correct lights and is usually pressure displayed in owners accompanied by an error manual and reset light if message in the display. required to extinguish. Bulb Failure - indicates a Rear Window Defrost - this problem with one or more is turned on once the driver of the vehicles bulbs. Seek presses the rear window guidance from a motor defrost button. When electrician. window is clear turn off to save on battery consumption. Child Safety Lock - if alight, Cruise Control - this light is the symbol shows you that turned on if the cruise the child safety lock has control system is activated; been activated. Remember note that it may differ by to switch off when no brand and car model. longer required. Windshield Defrost - Powertrain Malfunction - activated by the driver to this light will illuminate clear the front windscreen. when the engine When windscreen is clear management system detects a fault that requires the switch off to save on battery consumption. engine to be shut down and requires immediate attention by a qualified technician. Traction Control Light - this Electronic Throttle Control light will illuminate along Light - briefly enabled when with the ABS light when the the driver starts the engine, vehicle has a fault in the the indicator shows a system. It will also flash when malfunction in the Electronic the system is operating to Throttle Control system. warn the driver of hazardous conditions. AWD - this light indicates ESP/BAS Light - similar to the ABS indicator, but especially ESP BAS about a potential problem that the All Wheel Drive AWD! system is activated. installed to inform the driver with the Electronic Stability Program technology. Overdrive Indicator - it Low Fuel Notification this panel is switched on 0 /D OF shows the driver that the overdrive system has been if the fuel level gets very turned off. low. Refuelling is urgently required. Glow Plug Warning - used on Diesel vehicles, no attempt to start the vehicle must be made until the light is extinquished. The light is also used to with the engine management light when a fault has been detected. Turn Signals - without a High Beam Light - it is doubt the most known turned on once the driver activates the high beam mode of the headlights. instrument panels, the turn signals are activated once the driver changes direction and uses the indicators. DESIGNED & PRODUCED BY A CLAYT ONS E OFT BOSCH Service Appreved ede MOT& Service Centre T: 0113 236 2910 affordable quality you can trust www.claytonsmot.co.uk DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS Understanding What They Mean And How To Act 50 60 40 30 70 20 BC 39044 13868 km 10 90 EDO A ED y (P E 00 Rear Fog Light - it is Seat Belt Reminder - active activated and remains on as long as the vehicle is moving and the belt remains unfastened. Fastening seat once the driver turns on the fog beams. belt will switch off the light. Brake System Alert - this Temperature Warning Light light indicates a low brake - it warns the driver of the fluid level and professional help should be sought to possibility of engine overheating and usually rectify any issues, leaks or demands the driver to stop low brake linings are a the vehicle. common cause, this light is sometimes used when a vehicle has an ABS fault (see below). Front Airbag - amber light Battery Warning - seek informs the driver when a professional help to resolve passenger air bag has been the issue. switched off manually. Open Doors Indicator - this Hazard Warning Lights - A symbol is usually turned on activated by the driver to just after the driver starts the indicate a problem with their engine and informs them that car to other motorists. one or more doors are closed incorrectly. Safely check all doors are shut properly. Oil Pressure Warning - this light will illuminate when the oil pressure sensor detects low oil pressure, the vehicle's engine should be switched off immediately to avoid severe engine damage and the oil level checked to ensure correct quantity in the engine. Professional help should be sought if oil level is correct and light continues to show. An amber light is also used in some vehicles to warn when the oil level is getting low and a top up is required. ABS Warning Light - this Engine Management Light light will show when you this light illuminates when ABS have a fault in the ABS the vehicle detects a fault braking system, this will not with the engine management result in losing your brakes system usually related to but additional safety features emissions or running will have been switched off concerns. Can cause the and professional help should vehicle to go into limp home be sought to resolve the mode when illuminated and issues. Note: The light requires immediate illuminates briefly on engine professional attention. start up but switches off automatically. Warning Light - this light Tyre Pressure Monitor - A will illuminate with other inflate tyres to correct lights and is usually pressure displayed in owners accompanied by an error manual and reset light if message in the display. required to extinguish. Bulb Failure - indicates a Rear Window Defrost - this problem with one or more is turned on once the driver of the vehicles bulbs. Seek presses the rear window guidance from a motor defrost button. When electrician. window is clear turn off to save on battery consumption. Child Safety Lock - if alight, Cruise Control - this light is the symbol shows you that turned on if the cruise the child safety lock has control system is activated; been activated. Remember note that it may differ by to switch off when no brand and car model. longer required. Windshield Defrost - Powertrain Malfunction - activated by the driver to this light will illuminate clear the front windscreen. when the engine When windscreen is clear management system detects a fault that requires the switch off to save on battery consumption. engine to be shut down and requires immediate attention by a qualified technician. Traction Control Light - this Electronic Throttle Control light will illuminate along Light - briefly enabled when with the ABS light when the the driver starts the engine, vehicle has a fault in the the indicator shows a system. It will also flash when malfunction in the Electronic the system is operating to Throttle Control system. warn the driver of hazardous conditions. AWD - this light indicates ESP/BAS Light - similar to the ABS indicator, but especially ESP BAS about a potential problem that the All Wheel Drive AWD! system is activated. installed to inform the driver with the Electronic Stability Program technology. Overdrive Indicator - it Low Fuel Notification this panel is switched on 0 /D OF shows the driver that the overdrive system has been if the fuel level gets very turned off. low. Refuelling is urgently required. Glow Plug Warning - used on Diesel vehicles, no attempt to start the vehicle must be made until the light is extinquished. The light is also used to with the engine management light when a fault has been detected. Turn Signals - without a High Beam Light - it is doubt the most known turned on once the driver activates the high beam mode of the headlights. instrument panels, the turn signals are activated once the driver changes direction and uses the indicators. DESIGNED & PRODUCED BY A CLAYT ONS E OFT BOSCH Service Appreved ede MOT& Service Centre T: 0113 236 2910 affordable quality you can trust www.claytonsmot.co.uk

Car Dashboard Warning Lights - Understanding What They Mean & How To Act

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