Every Dashboard Warning Lights in Your Car Explained | Part – 1

Every Dashboard Warning Lights in Your Car Explained | Part – 1

Every Car Dashboard Warning Lights Explained | Part – 1

The electronics system in today’s cars relies on sensors attached to warning lights and symbols on the dashboard. There are two main types of dashboard warning lights available red and orange. A red warning light usually indicates a severe problem with your car. If your dashboard warning light is red, you should act quickly.

An orange or yellow dashboard warning light means the Engine Management system – the computer running the engine – has detected a malfunction. You can continue to drive a car with an orange dashboard warning light, but you should visit your local service center as soon as possible for diagnosis and repair.

A Green or Blue dashboard light lets you know the system is on and operating.

Warning Symbols
1. Engine Temperature Warning Light
2. Transmission Temperature
3. Battery Charge Warning Light
4. Oil Pressure Warning Light:
5. Brake Warning Light

Safety Symbols
6. Tire Pressure Warning Light
7. Security Alert
8. Side Airbag
9. Reduced Power Warning
10. Seat Belt Indicator
11. Press Clutch Pedal
12. Press Brake Pedal
13. Powertrain Fault
14. Power Steering Warning Light
15. Steering Wheel Lock
16. Parking Brake Light
17. Traction Control Off
18. Traction Control Light
19. Trailer Tow Hitch Warning
20. Check Engine
21. Service Vehicle Soon
22. Overdrive Light
23. Oil Change Reminder
24. Master Warning Light
25. Icy Road Warning Light
26. Gas/Fuel Cap
27. ESP Fault/Traction Control Malfunction
28. Distance Warning
29. Clogged Air Filter
30. Catalytic Converter Warning
31. Brake Fluid
32. Brake Pad Warning
33. Brake Lights Warning
34. Automatic Gearbox Warning
35. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
36. All Wheel Drive (AWD/4WD)
37. 4 Wheel Drive (4WD) LOCK Indicator Light
38. Airbag Indicator
39. Air Suspension

Lighting Symbols
40. Low Beam Indicator Light
41. Lamp Out
42. Exterior Light Fault
43. High Beam Light Indicator
44. Auto High Beam
45. Headlight Range Control
46. Front Fog Lights
47. Adaptive Light System
48. Side Light Indicator
49. Rear Fog Lights Switched On
50. Rain and Light Sensor

Common Symbols
51. Windshield Defrost / Rear Window Defrost
52. Washer Fluid Reminder
53. Low Fuel Level
54. Key Not in Vehicle
55. Hood/Bonnet Open
56. Hazard Lights On
57. Door Ajar
58. Direction/Signal Indicators

Advanced Feature Symbols
59. Recirculated Cabin Air
60. Rear Spoiler Warning
61. Parking with Park Assist Pilot
62. Lane Assist
63. Lane Departure Warning
64. Key Fob Battery Low
65. Ignition Switch Warning
66. Hill Descent Control
67. Forward Collision Warning
68. Eco Driving Indicator
69. Cruise Control
70. Adaptive Cruise Control
71. Convertible Roof Warning Light
72. Brake Hold Indicator Light
73. Blind Spot Indicator Light
74. Auto Windscreen Wiping
75. Windshield washer fluid light
76. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
77. Winter Mode
78. Start/Stop Warning Light
79. Speed Limiter
80. EV mode

—- Time Stamp —
00:00 – Introduction
00:54 – Warning Symbols
06:14 – Safety Symbols
28:19 – Light Symbols
30:57 – Common Symbols
34:06 – Advanced Feature Symbols

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40 Comments

  1. iipxand axi on January 23, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    Is a good video



  2. Mook Ee Oon on January 23, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    ⚠️ Dashboard warning light ⚠️



  3. Random Acts of Video on January 23, 2023 at 8:25 pm

    My Audi doesn’t have a dipstick and you have to use the MMI system to check the level.



  4. C R on January 23, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    My 2015 Subaru Legacy has a dashboard icon showing two cars, side by side, with the car on the right slightly diagonally lower than the left. Anyone know what this means?



  5. ohio memes on January 23, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    What is the fixing means



  6. Lisa Ansell on January 23, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    my car what is ingisa it tells
    me what is it and dashboard light come to



  7. Levi V on January 23, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    I don’t have oil in car only power



  8. Elsie Mendoza Baldovino on January 23, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    0:12 what is that symbol between the brake



  9. ClickBrick Animations on January 23, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    Boys: im fine
    Actually: im fine

    Girls: im fine
    Actually: all dashboard lights on



  10. Toxicet on January 23, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Me getting all the perks in call of duty



  11. Bossracer 15 on January 23, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Typical bmw Dashboard



  12. opoXIous on January 23, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Change oil every 3 months??
    Are they crazy??
    Once a year is more than enough!



  13. Ishan Bhardwaj on January 23, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    I have all the lights burning on my brain’s dashboard that too in red. I want to kill myself.



  14. Aziz on January 23, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t know O/D off when to turn this button on and when to turn it off



  15. roblox fan on January 23, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Landrover- *light show noises*



  16. Warrison_ on January 23, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Whats the green arrow? (I own a BMW)



  17. Jack on January 23, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    I dont like lane assistant warning. The counter steering gets old



  18. Eleanor P Alex on January 23, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Idk which one is the rear foglamp and which one is the front foglamp please help



  19. Eng Choon TAN on January 23, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    I call the audi q7 mmi, gtr r35, … a nintendo
    I am a supporter of carburettor



  20. Muhammad Nadeem on January 23, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Very informative Broooo.



  21. Apiculture Ethiopia on January 23, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    I think this does not happen



  22. Eric Decker on January 23, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    All these lights on = FIAT



  23. Moha Adnan on January 23, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    33:43 now I know what is it



  24. SlovenskiGuruAK on January 23, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    very helpful, thank you



  25. Jasim Mallick on January 23, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    The check engine light comes on once when starting the car and then turns off when the car is started. Is this scary?



  26. corny klassen on January 23, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    What’s the difference between abs and abs. ?



  27. Paill_alt2 roblox on January 23, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    I have a pajero sport elite and this is so relatable! 14:38



  28. Ngọc thắng Phan on January 23, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Is this suitable for all car brands?



  29. Mister miyagi on January 23, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Sometimes when the battery led is on it can be the engine oil



  30. Hatsumi_Sen1 on January 23, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    So i usually drive with my traction control off manually but my traction control light came on its self and my car won’t climb to high gear how do i get this light to turn off like the roads ain’t wet snowy or nothing the light just randomly came on



  31. NeedForSpeed2004 on January 23, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    33:51 If you drive a BMW, this is very important information.



  32. Candy De leon on January 23, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    I love all theemojis on my car, that show up everytime I get paid .



  33. Geric Hayes on January 23, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Why the hell does the videos have to be this long ?? 43min really I just wanted to know one of the warning lol light meaning Lol



  34. Simon Ageta on January 23, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    This is a very important lesson in driving that every driver either knowing or not should attend. Ones some one musters all this sign then driving becomes interesting.



  35. Michelle D. on January 23, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Outstanding video! Thank you so much.



  36. f ahmed on January 23, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    Lo helpful



  37. Tall Walls on January 23, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    When the Master Caution Warning light illuminates EJECT…



  38. Filippo Boschini on January 23, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve got a problem. My dad’s passat B6 sometimes does the spring light (the one where the Plug has to get heated) even if its Plug doesn’t have to get heated to start sooner. But it does that light when driving and it says ‘go to nearest workshop’. But this tuesday a new tiguan is gonna arrive and he’s gonna trade the passat for the tiguan



  39. Shaniqua Squishy on January 23, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    1:28
    Dude overheating
    Still holding a 230 speed lol



  40. Shlomo Markman on January 23, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    Regarding service vehicle soon light, when it came on and i went to the dealer. He said that the light does not indicate any problem and it’s a reminder to service the car after it drove 20k km.
    In one case they forgot to reset it and it went on two weeks after scheduled service. I went there they said sorry, we forgot to reset it, reset the light in the computer and sent on my way.