Dash Warning Lights


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There are two types of warning lights – red and orange. A red warning light suggests that you should act quickly because the problem is serious, such as an overheating engine, low engine oil pressure or a braking system problem.

An orange warning light means that the engine management system – the computer that runs the engine – has detected a fault. You may continue to drive, but you should take your car to your local service centre for diagnosis and repair as soon as possible.

It’s important to pay attention to car dashboard warning lights because they can help you avoid a car breakdown, as well as potentially saving you from an expensive repair bill and keeping you safe on the road.

The electronic system in today’s cars relies on a series of sensors – these sensors can also tell you if there’s something wrong with your car using warning symbols on the dashboard.

 

If a red or orange warning light appears on your dash, don’t ignore it. Instead, pull over somewhere safe and look up what it means in your owner’s manual.

If you’re not sure what the problem is, give us a call or vehicle manufacturer for advice. If its hard to explain  may be hard to explain, take a photo and send to us.

If a light momentarily illuminates then disappears, there may not be a problem, but it is a good idea to get it checked out for peace of mind.

 

  1. Fog light (front)
  2. Power steering warning light
  3. Fog light (rear)
  4. Washer fluid low
  5. Brake pad warning
  6. Cruise control on
  7. Direction indicators
  8. Rain and light sensor
  9. Winter mode
  10. Information indicator
  11. Glow plug/diesel pre-heat warning
  12. Frost warning
  13. Ignition switch warning
  14. Key not in vehicle
  15. Key fob battery low
  16. Distance warning
  17. Press clutch pedal
  18. Press brake pedal
  19. Steering lock warning
  20. Main beam headlights
  21. Tyre pressure low
  22. Sidelight information
  23. Exterior light fault
  24. Brake lights warning
  25. Diesel particulate filter warning
  26. Trailer tow hitch warning
  27. Air suspension warning
  28. Lane departure warning
  29. Catalytic converter warning
  30. Seat belt not on
  31. Parking brake light
  32. Battery/alternator warning
  33. Parking assist
  34. Service required
  35. Adaptive lighting
  36. Headlight range control
  37. Rear spoiler warning
  38. Convertible roof warning
  39. Airbag warning
  40. Handbrake warning
  41. Water in filter
  42. Airbag deactivated
  43. Fault problem
  44. Dipped beam headlights
  45. Dirty air filter
  46. Eco driving indicator
  47. Hill descent control
  48. Temperature warning
  49. ABS warning
  50. Fuel filter warning
  51. Door open
  52. Bonnet open
  53. Low fuel
  54. Automatic gearbox warning
  55. Speed limiter
  56. Suspension dampers
  57. Oil pressure low
  58. Windscreen defrost
  59. Boot open
  60. Stability control off
  61. Rain sensor
  62. Engine/emissions warning
  63. Rear window defrost
  64. Auto windscreen wiping