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Questions tagged [dashboard]

The instrument panel providing information and warnings to the driver.

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Replacing a dashboard for another one with more indicators

I'm thinking of purchacing a Citroen BX dashboard from a superior model than my BX 14 wich currently only features a Velocimeter, fault lights and an analog clock, for one with various analog ...
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What is this small vent?

I own a kia and noticed this vent as part of the dash around the climate control. I looked in the user manual but there is no labels attached to it. Does anyone know what it's for? Thanks
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What does this symbol on my dash mean? GMC W4500

The light can be switched on or off by operation of the stem on the right of the steering wheel, the same control that operates the windshield wipers. I can't detect any difference whether it is on ...
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2003 Buick Century Right Turn Signal Stuck when dark out, car dies when left gets used

I have a 2003 Buick Century and whenever it is dark out my car turns my lights on automatically upon turning the car on, the right blinker stays solid. This has been going on for a while but now when ...
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Mercedes C180 (W204) dash symbol

Does anyone know what this symbol means? Could not find it anywhere in the instructions manual or online.
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foreign object in windshield vent -dangerous?

I have a 2016 Renault Captur. My daughter dropped a small plastic toy (about an inch high) in the windshield vent (the one above the dashboard) and I'm unable to fish it out. How likely is this to ...
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What does the green clock sign mean?

Wondering what the green clock sign means. It stays on even when the car is moving.
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Why are car dashboards so uniformized and include less-useful indicators? [closed]

Why do modern cars have dashboards which include useless indicators for the typical driver, such as the temperature of water, pressure of oil and similar technical data? I would expect that important ...
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2004 Honda Civic Instrument Cluster Lights Don't Stay On

My 2004 Honda Civic instrument cluster lights don't work when I turn my headlights on. With the key in the ignition and the car started, the cluster lights work fine. When I turn my headlights on from ...
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Installing mobile apps on a car board computer

I'm an owner of a Honda Accord 2011 and I'm wondering whether it's possible to install mobile apps on my onboard car computer. It would help me because my manufacturer installed a default navigation ...
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My dashboard lights are dim

I drive a Chevrolet Cruze 2011 and about halfway home the dashboard lights dimmed. I don't have an adjustable knob. Is it as simple as replacing a fuse or battery? What could be the cause?
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Interface tracking device with OBD II (or alternative sources of data)

I have recently been working on writing software for some very small tracking devices. I decided to take on an electronics engineer and start building some boards myself using a GPS/GPRS module. I ...
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What causes dashboard indicators go off, ABS and brake indicator on intermittently?

I have a 2009 Toyota Camry. We just replaced the alternator and battery a month ago. Since this morning we have been having an intermittent dashboard indicator problem while driving: The rpm, and ...
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1996 Toyota Avalon How to remove a dashboard?

So I came to America for two months and quickly realised that everyone drives. So, since I hadn't budgeted for a car I bought a cheap 1996 Toyota Avalon. Trouble is, my naivety led me to buy a car ...
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How to fix “hairline” crack in vinyl dashboard

I have a 2009 Mazda 6, and within the past few months it has developed a "hairline" crack in the soft, vinyl side of the dashboard; I'm not 100% sure it's vinyl, but it's some soft plastic material ...
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Dash gauges jitter then settle, stubborn starting, occasional stalls

I've done a lot of Googling and been to a mechanic, but no definitive answer on this one yet. It's a 2003 GMC Savana that runs great, once it's started. It's stubborn to start though, when I turn the ...
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Toyota camry 1997 electrical short in Dashboard

Hello I'm having the same exact problem the other guy is having with his BMW. I have a 1997 Toyota Camry, I recently had a new engine installed because the old one threw a rod. I go get my car from ...
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2003 Buick Century dies when left turn signal is used in the dark/ right blinker stuck

I have a 2003 Buick Century. This car has automatic headlights The Automatic Headlights turn on all lights front and rear and headlamps starting at twilight or on a dark cloudy day and definitely at ...
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Electrical issue?

A week ago, while I was driving my Ford Focus CC from 2008, the check engine light went on. I stopped the car and, having a cheap OBD-II diagnostic tool with me, I looked over the errors and the car ...
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What is this icon on a 2018 Ford truck's radio screen?

It appears on the upper right of the radio screen. Good user interface design would mean that this is a super important icon due to its prominent location, but I can't find any mention of it in the ...
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Anti-glare filters on factory installed dashboard instrumentation

I was reading about the reasons why pilots should not wear polarizing sunglasses when flying. Among the various reasons cited was that some cockpit instrumentation may be fitted with anti-glare ...
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How does dynamic control light works

Take the example from Nissan Juke dashboard: There are 2 modes in the dashboard, the first mode is when the label shows "A/C" and in the other mode, it shows the label "Normal". I was wondering how ...
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BMW E60 530i - Dashboard LCD Issues

After parking my car for too long I decided to drive it. I noticed that the dashboard LCD is covered in red. I don't know how this occurred. Is there a possible fix for this? Is there a ...
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10mm socket fell inside dashboard of 2008 Corolla

I was opening the radio screws to install an aux adapter for my car. When I was pulling the screwdriver out, the socket bit fell inside the center console. I tried looking inside with a flashlight but ...
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Dashboard lights dim when I step on accelerator

[Car: 2001 Kia Sephia, ~107,000 Miles] I just got a new alternator put in my car, plus had a lot of other work done. Now I notice my lights are dimming on the dashboard when I step on accelerator and ...
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Toyota Axio 2007 Melted Dashboard

I have Toyota Corolla Axio 2007 (Japan Domestic Model - DBA NZE141) and the dashboard has the melting issue. I have several places here that repairs the dashboard by removing the existing melted ...
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Clicking noise when stopping and accelerating. AC issue?

I drive a 2014 Corolla LE. Whenever I accelerate or brake, I get a tap or a click from within the dashboard near the center vent area. It happens when... I accelerate from a stop. I just tap the ...
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Letter D on dashboard

There is a letter D above my MPH ON MY 2017 HONDA CRV. Never noticed it before and I can't find anything about it in the manual
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Volvo V70 touch screen no longer responding to touches

My V70 has a "Sensus Connected Touch" display, where most functions (radio, climate, settings menu, etc.) are displayed; some of these are operated via a menu dial and/or other, physical, buttons on ...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5 l sedan automatic transmission sport mode

I see the green light on the dashboard that says sport but don’t know what it is and whether it should be on all the time. I also don’t know where the button is to turn it off either. This car is ...
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What are these Ford Fiesta buttons?

I'm renting a Fiesta, not sure which year. It has these buttons on the dash, what do they do? I already figured out that another button changes the color of the mood lighting nonsense.
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08 Silverado static/scratching noise from dashboard

Recently my truck picked up a new quirk. When I start or stop the engine there is a static scratching noise that comes from the dash. I also tried turning the key just far enough to get power and ...
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How to clean spilled drink from dashboard and control buttons?

A sports drink was recently spilled over the dashboard and control surfaces (radio, climate control, etc) of our 2011 Chrysler Towne & Country. The drink was immediately cleaned up and no damage ...
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2005 Prius Dashboard lights won't come on when headlights are on

Help! My 2005 Prius which has about 70K miles started having issues 2 nights ago- the dashboard display turns off when I turn the headlights on at night to drive... but I need the headlights on at ...
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Push button when LED comes on

I have a button in my Electric car, with a small LED in it. By default when I turn on the car, the LED in the button lights up. Pushing the button turns the LED and the Fake engine noise OFF. The ...
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Driver Information Display Brightness Reversed

2016 Dodge Dart Rallye This is something I have never encountered before, and can't find much info on. The Driver Info Display brightness started acting up after heavy braking in snow on hills (not ...
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Can I install GPS navigation system in Nissan B15?

I'm somewhat sedan enthusiast, and while I'm working in some asian countries, I've got my attention on little old Nissan Sunny car. model name is B15 Sunny. This is the wikipedia link I found for the ...
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After querying RPM and fuel, OBDII is lighting all my dashboard lights

I'm using OBDII and after querying the rpm and the fuel, all the light in my dash board is lighting. How do I need to query the car? Why might this have happened?
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Sticky, Shiny, Melting Dash - No Notice [closed]

We purchased a 2007 Toyota Camry from my wife's fathers estate about one year ago. Unfortunately, we did not receive a letter from Toyota regarding the dash recall. We missed the deadline of May 2017. ...
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Reverse gas in dashboard

I was visiting Honda service for my TAKATA airbag recall three days ago. After I visit, I see my gas dashboard acting weird three days in a row. For example, for Honda Civic there are about 20 dots ...
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Can I split radio head USB without losing power?

So I recently bought a new radio head to substitute my older one, everything went smooth and I could install it without problems. The new one has 2 USB ports, which I am going to pass-through to my ...
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Unknown indicator on dashboard: P67-y on dashboard Toyota Vitz (Yaris)

I recently bought a Toyota Vitz 2008 model and I am the second owner. Somedays back, while I was driving on a highway, I saw an indicator at the right side of the dashboard in white color. It was p67-...
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2005 Subaru Legacy Outback 3LR g H6

Tried burping radiator with no success. Water boils out but temp gauge reads normal??? 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0 H6.
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Identify partly burned chip on a circuit board

Can anyone identify the burned chip on this circuit board? It is a Chinese motorcycle dashboard, but the design is probably from Kawasaki Rouser. The chip might not be burned, but one pin is broken so ...
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Where to get dashboard screws for Volvo XC90? [closed]

The dashboard of a 2006 Volvo XC90 has a roughly ring shaped plastic part that goes on top of the transparent dash cover, and it's held in place by two screws. In this case these screws appear to have ...
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Jeep Liberty Brake Light Indicator

So this morning my wife took her 08' Jeep Liberty into the dealership to get some electrical problems sorted out. As part of the inspection they are telling me the brakes (and rotors) need to be ...
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Slk 200: Remove A-pillar to hide microphone

I bought a new car radio with a cable connected microphone. Now I need to hide the cable in the A-pillar and then connect it to the behind of the radio. Does anyone know how to remove the A-pillar ...
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MK5 doesn't switch on

I have a 2004 golf5 fsi 2.0 model. The car suddenly cannot switch on,if i try to lock the doors manually, only the drivers door locks. Central lock not working apparently. It started well this morning ...
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Dim instruments and messages, too dark to see

So this is problem I am having on two vehicles. First found it on my Silverado for temp/climate panel. the lights are too dim to see, they don't get any brighter when adjusting dimmer. Second vehicle ...
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Dashboard lights blinking wildly

Here's a video of my Subaru Forester dashboard. Temperature, cruise, skid control, maintenance lights are on randomly and blinking. I'm guessing all of these problems are related. What could be the ...