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Dash Warning Lights

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Warning lights will notify you of failures

A light coming on while driving can be disturbing and catch you off guard. We encourage customers to read your owner’s manual and be familiar with what the lights on your dash mean and what to do if a light does come on. If you have any questions, please give us a call, we’ll be happy to help

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This light will turn on when something is wrong with the Anti-Lock Braking system. Once this light stays on then the Anti-Locking System will not work. But you will have normal braking operation. You can still drive your vehicle until you can get it serviced. It will need diagnostic testing to determine the reason of failure.

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Front Air Bag – This light monitors the front air bag system. And will require Air Bag Diagnosis to detect the problem with the system. You may see similar lights for side air bag issues. You may drive until you can have the system diagnosed but the Air Bag System may not work if a collision occurs.

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Battery Light – If this light turns on while driving, it reveals a malfunction concerning the battery and/or charging system. You will need to have the charging system tested to determine issues. You may find yourself in a no crank no start condition.

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The Brake System Alert Light will notify you if a problem with the Brake System is detected. This could mean a loss of brake fluid has been detected or the Parking / Ebrake is on. Check your fluid level first and top off if necessary and make the parking brake is not engaged. Have your braking system checked as soon as possible.

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This light will come on when low tire pressure is detected in one / more tires. Low tire pressure can indicate a leak and can cause poor gas mileage, poor road grip, and cause a flat tire. If this light comes on, check your tire pressures and adjusted as necessary. If the light remains on or comes back on a tire repair and or diagnosis will be needed to repair correctly.

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This indicator light will show a malfunction in the Electronic Throttle Control System. If this light comes on and stays on it should be fine to drive and take in for diagnostic testing. If this light is flashing then it requires immediate attention.

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When driving in difficult conditions this light will illuminate if the car loses grip with the ground.

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ESP / BAS light is similar to the ABS indicator but installed to inform the driver about a potential problem with the Electronic Stability System. The picture of the engine is the OBD indicator -which is the Onboard Diagnositc system. This will indicate a problem with the engine, emissions and should be checked by a professional.

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The temperature warning light tells the driver the engine may be overheating. If this light comes on, pull over immediately and stop vehicle to prevent possible engine damage. Tow if necessary.

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If the ECU detects a problem with the engine oil pressure this light will come on. If you see this light it is recommended to stop the vehicle as soon as possible.

 

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