Dash Lights and Symbols – Warning and Indicator Lights

What’s that light on the dashboard mean? Here’s a list! Parking brake, low oil, low coolant, ABS, high beams, tire pressure, low fuel, and all the dozens of others. They’re shown here with color codes so you can see which mean DO NOT DRIVE ANOTHER INCH and which mean “If you get around to it before 2025, that’s cool.”

These are often  called “idiot lights” because they don’t say anything about why the problem is happening.


One Reply to “Dash Lights and Symbols – Warning and Indicator Lights”

  1. Volkswagens run for a long time. I have a 2003 Jetta TDI that now, after 305,000 has a warning light I can’t find. I don’t have an owner’s manual, but it is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point circled by a counter-clockwise arrow. I am guessing it has something to do with the turbo, because power dropped when it lit up. Am I correct, or is it something else? Thanks

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