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Other Dashboard Warning Lights


The alternator on the vehicle keeps the car running. It uses the rotational power of the vehicle engine to generate electricity. It maintains a certain amount of voltage in order to keep the battery at sufficient charge while driving.

When you start the engine, the car will automatically check that the alternator is outputting the correct amount of voltage. This warning light will automatically shut off after a few seconds if the alternator is functional. You will notice that the light stays on if computer has detected an issue with the charging system.

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The temperature gauge indicates the coolant level in the engine, which indicates if your car will overheat and damage your engine. If this gauge moves beyond the halfway mark, it is important to pull the car over to the side of the road to let it cool down.


Sufficient oil pressure helps to lubricate the engine and keep it running efficiently and working longer. High levels of oil pressure are best for the engine. You should immediately shut off the engine to avoid damaging it if you see the oil pressure warning light and the pressure decreases suddenly. You may simply have to top up the oil but if warning light remains on, there could be serious problem that requires a professional mechanic to investigate.

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The ABS light in your vehicle is a warning light that is tied into the anti-lock braking system. It is very important light because this system helps to reduce the distance necessary for stopping, while also helping to control vehicles in emergencies.

An illuminated ABS light when you are driving indicates a fault in the system, which may mean that it will not work in the event of a sudden stop.


Nowadays, a vehicle computer increasingly have controlled and monitored vehicle performance, regulating such variables as engine speed, fuel mixture, and ignition timing. When vehicle computer finds an issue in the electronic-control system that it cannot correct, vehicle computer turns on a yellow warning indicator labeled “check engine” The check engine light could mean many different things, from a loose gas cap to a serious problem with the engine. Don’t panic If check engine light comes on while you are driving, it doesn’t mean you have to stop the vehicle and call a tow truck but it does mean you should get the vehicle checked out as soon as possible.

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There could be many other dash lights in your vehicle such as low fuel warning light, low air pressure in tires, traction control warning light, seat belt light, trunk open, door open or hood open warning lights.