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Is there a warning light on my dash?
There are two main types of dashboard warning lights: red and orange. A red warning light generally indicates a serious issue with your car. You should act quickly if your dashboard warning light is red – it could be an overheating engine, low engine oil pressure or a braking system problem.
What does a red indicator light on a dashboard mean?
A red warning light demands immediate attention (don’t drive any further), while yellow/orange warning lights indicate a problem that needs to be serviced soon. If you see a green or blue light, this normally indicates that a certain car function is on or currently in use.
What color is a warning light on your dashboard?
In general, a red dash light indicates a warning and something that requires you attention, an orange / amber light suggests an advisory issue that you should be aware of but not necessarily take immediate action and a white / blue / green light is most often simply for information / confirming an action / function.
What lights should be on the dashboard?
Here are the most important warning lights to look out for:
- ECU / Engine warning light.
- Brake system / brake fluid warning light.
- ABS warning light.
- Oil pressure warning light.
- Battery charge warning light.
- Coolant warning light.
- Tyre pressure monitor warning light.
- Airbag warning light.
What does handbrake warning light mean?
This light is the parking brake warning light. It illuminates to show that the parking brake or emergency brake is engaged and must be released before driving. If it remains lit after the parking brake is released or if it turns on and off intermittently while you’re driving, it means you need to add brake fluid.
What does the green light mean on the dashboard?
Car dashboard warning lights and what they mean: Red warning lights mean you should stop the car as soon as it’s safe. Yellow warning lights mean that action is required. Green warning lights are for information only.
Why does my dashboard light stay on?
If your dash lights are continuously on, you may have a faulty ignition switch or faulty circuit. It will run the battery down and should be a concern.
Why are all the lights on my dashboard flashing?
When Your Dashboard Lights Flicker and Your Car Won’t Start If the car won’t start at all and the dashboard lights are flickering, it’s likely that the battery does not have enough charge to crank over the vehicle. Bad battery due to a failed alternator. Dirty or loose battery cables. Faulty ignition switch.
How do I turn off the brake light on my dashboard?
How to Reset a Brake Warning Light
- Find your vehicle’s Assembly Line Diagnostic Link port.
- Attach an OBD1 or 2 scanner to this port and turn the key in the ignition but do not start the engine.
- Press “OK” and read the code.
- Service the brakes according to the problem diagnosed by the code.