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Any light that illuminates when a problem is sensed by a vehicle onboard system.

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False warnings about tyre pressure loss

I have a Skoda Octavia Mk3 (essentially a VW mechanically) which started to give false warnings about loss of tyre pressure after about 60k miles. It used to work well, and correctly warned me when a ...
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TPMS sensor problem

I have a MAZDA 6 (2010). In general, I do not have any issues with my car. However, sometimes, I get annoying TPMS warning light. This warning light turns ON very rarely and randomly. Usually, it ...
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What is the “G” dashboard light on Renault Clio?

Does anyone know what the G symbol is on the dashboard of a Renault Clio? I cannot find any information on it in the car manual or online. It is a Clio dci 1.5 2007 - it came on when the car was ...
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Ford Fiesta check engine light

Hi my Ford Fiesta (automatic) has the check engine light showing. What does it mean as it’s not very clear when I research it. My car does have a parasitic drain on the battery which I was told by a ...
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Why does my oil light blink an extra time when cold starting the car?

Recently I have noticed that when starting my 1997 Honda Accord in the morning (so that it has not been driven in at least 8 hours), the oil light will blink an extra time, as shown in this video. If ...
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ABS warning light has no issues, but ABS is not functioning

I have a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. I had a hard brake on the freeway the other day where the wheels locked up and I ended up skidding a bit. My ABS light was not on, and still isn't, but it's clear that ...
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2007 Honda Civic warning lights all on and stiff steering wheel?

I was trying to diagnose my AC compressor issue and was pulling some of the circuits and fuses to see if they possibly went bad. Thankfully I identified the problem being the blower motor not ...
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What does this dash warning mean? 2006 BMW 325i

I couldn't find this symbol in my manual. I was hoping someone else knew what that light meant? I'm not a mechanic, I would just rather diagnose the issue myself than take it to the dealership (...
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The airbag light is on in my 2012 Chevy Silverado my car hasn't been in an accident

My airbag light is on in my 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. How do I reset it? The vehicle has not been in an accident.
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P0171 “System too lean” error in Vauxhall Corsa 2011 - comes on intermittently

I am getting an engine fault light in my Vauxhall Corsa 2011 with fault code P0171 "System too lean" This is not constantly on and only comes on intermittently. This caused a problem when taking it ...
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Light bulb dash light in VW Golf 2005

I have had the bulb indicator light on for a while now but I cannot diagnose it. I am interested to know what the light in the picture is (the rear passenger side light on the inside/boot door)? I ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy GT - New Alternator, Battery Light Stays On

I recently had to replace my alternator as the one original to the car died after 180k miles. The new unit is a Subaru re-manufactured alternator purchased from the dealership. The original failure ...
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Engine light turned on mid drive

I was driving my Hyundai I25 2011. And in mid drive the engine light turned on and the car feelt like it had a hard time to give a push and 3sec later it was fine. Was it a one time thing or should I ...
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Kawasaki Vulcan 650 2015

can anyone help please. i have put a Delkevic exhaust on my vulcan s 650, and now the engine management light comes on!!!!!! Does anyone how can I turn it off please? I have checked all the wiring ...
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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

I bought this car a couple of months ago and last month had a major issue, the car just stopped driving! I called the AA who told me it was the timing belt. I got towed back home and took it to my ...
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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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Does the Battery light mean Low Oil?

My battery light came on, my car seemed to lose power and cut off. Today I was told it was because the oil was low in the car so the computer was shutting down the engine to keep it from causing more ...
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Mitusbushi XLS 2009 temperature sensor- misread outside

I am getting a warning indicator the says possible icy conditions with a snow and road image. However my location is in Mexico and the temperature is 75 to 80 deg F. Can this be reset simply or must I ...
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Reset inspection light on Seat Ibiza ST 2013

Just bought a Seat Ibiza ST (2013) and noticed that the 'spanner' icon is display on the dash which normally indicates a service interval (seen here: https://seventrumpet.com/how-to-reset-service-oil-...
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Check engine lights came on

When i turned on my car 3 lights come on. My engine, battery and oil pressure. But when i start my ignition all 3 turn off and my car seems to be driving fine. Should i still have it looked at? I ...
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Ideas on how to strobe existing signal lights

I am looking to create a hazard strobe light effect, similar to that on construction vehicles, by using the cars existing reverse and turn signal lights. I would to do this using Arduino. I am not ...
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Unplugging seat belt sensor Golf 6 plus 2010

I have a Golf 6 plus 2010 and recently the 'no seat belt alert' for the driver has been popping erroneously, usual when there is a bump in the road or a sharp turn. I can't send my car in service just ...
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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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2010 Honda Accord with intermittent electrical shut down problem

I have a 2010 Honda Accord EXL with about 74,000 miles and I live in Southern California. For the past 2 months, I've been experiencing intermittent electrical shut downs while driving: Scenario 1: ...
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Engine and ABS warning signs because of low battery?

Two days ago, the "Engine warning sensors" and "ABS sensors" started blinking in my SUV, and the car was not starting (no ignition). But the headlight, and AC was working fine. After multiple trials,...
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ABS, traction control and caution triangle lit up on dashboard

My Honda Accord 2003 has the 🔺 caution sign, ABS & TCS lights permanently displayed on my dashboard for some weeks but did not affect the functionality of my car. How can I clear this signs from ...
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BMW X5 E53 - Bord computer / AWD issues

Last week we bought a used car (BMW X5 E53 3.0L Diesel) from a private person. It looked fine and there seemed to be no major issue, only the regularly oil service was due. On our way home the 4x4 ...
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Tailgate door open warning issue 14 Ford Escape

I have a 2014 Ford Escape that is giving tailgate door open warning on dashboard display even though the door is latched close. I also noticed that the tailgate door does not lock shut. There is no ...
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Bulb failure warning sensor diagnosis

I have a 1996 Volvo 850 GLT that has an active bulb failure warning. The problem is that it doesn't tell me WHICH bulb. I have checked all the obvious lights: headlights high beams reverse lights ...
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Check emission system displayed on dashboard display

For the last week it has been extremely cold where I live (varies between -27 to -33 degrees Celcius). Is it possible for a fuel cap check valve to freeze open? Last night leaving work the display ...
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Astra dashboard warning engine light on. Can I check fuses randomly?

My Car Vauxhall Astra Club Twinport, Maual, Petrol, 1598cc, 56 plate is currently showing constant engine light, which means there is some fault, but the car works fine. Using the petal test I got ...
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Intermittent battery light after new battery and alternator

I had a small fuel leak on my 2009 Ford Galaxy which got into my alternator and killed it. It then drained the battery. I got the leak fixed, got a new battery fitted and a new alternator fitted (...
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Check engine light is on

As I research the make and model of my car, a '96 Mitsubishi Legnum I find that the check engine light coming on is a regular occurrence. Any ideas or a check list of possible reasons that I may be ...
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Can low tire pressure cause the ABS warning light to come on?

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Vehicle had brake service done by a Ford dealership which is detailed in this post: Previous thread about the same vehicle Now, a few months later the vehicle's ABS ...
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Mercedes B200 ABS+ESP+Tire Pressure lights after simple repair

Description of the issue at hand I just took my car to a mechanic (non-Mercedes specialist) that replaced both front wheel bearings. Other than that, no other repair was made. Other than the bearings ...
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Oil change needed soon? (Ford Taurus)

I had my car's oil change done a month ago in Walmart for my 2010 Ford Taurus. Today I got a message saying oil change soon on the front panel. I bought this car 10 month ago. My question is: Does ...
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Should I be worried about a Clio cough and lights flashing?

I'm driving a rather ancient 2001 vintage Clio that seems to never have had much in the way of upkeep. At the weekend, driving home at around 65-70mph on an A road there was a loud cough, a brief loss ...
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What can possibly cause an EPS malfunction?

I am the owner of a Hyundai i20, 2011 model. Yesterday morning, when I started the car, the EPS light stayed on even after the car was turned on. The steering was stiff and being used to power ...
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SAAB 9-5 automatic transmission warning

I recently had the aux drive belt fail on my SAAB 95. Because the alternator was then not running, the electrics all slowly died as the battery ran flat. As I was stopping I shifted into neutral and ...
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How to install a Low Fuel Light and a Seat Belt Light?

I have a FAW V2. In its dashboard (meter), there is a Low Fuel Light and a Seatbelt Light, but they do not light up. While investigating why they weren't lighting up, I discovered that the FAW V2 ...
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Ford Fiesta 2001 1.25 engine issue

ok got a problem bought an old 1.25 zetec fiesta all seemed to be ok with it however - engine warning light is on after i got to work today, oil level was low (i never checked it to be honest) but ...
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2012 Volkswagen Polo Match DSG - are these dash startup lights normal?

When I turn the key once (without starting the engine), these (attached) lights show. When I start the engine, they all go off. No problems with car, but should the EPC, battery and engine light show ...
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battery light will not go out

I drive a 1983 Volvo 245 diesel. The alternator and battery are both less than 4 years old. A year ago, the battery light would not go out after starting. The alt is charging fine. A diode check was ...
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BMW 3 series 320D 2010 brake light and inspection light

Today the trip computer went over the service due milage. After a short period the red inspection light came on and what appears to be the red brake fluid light? Below is the closest picture I could ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute Airbag Warning Light

I've got a 2003 Mazda Tribute that has the airbag warning light come on most days now (the frequency has been slowly increasing over several months). The light now comes on almost every time I drive ...
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air bag light stuck on [closed]

when I turn my car on the air bag light blinks about 7 times and it stays on. Not sure how to handle this or determine the problem. I hear it can be 400 -1000 to get this fixed and handled I'd like to ...
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New brakes, intermittent ABS light and battery light

Last weekend, I put new Wilwood calipers, pads and stainless brake lines on the rear of my 06 Solstice. On Tuesday, I started seeing an intermittent ABS warning light. Yesterday (Wednesday), I ...
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Hyundai Tucson has trouble shifting when ESC and DBC lights come on

I own a 2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited. Sometimes, seemingly randomly, the Electronic Stability Control light will turn yellow, and the Downhill Brake Control light will turn red. This sometimes ...
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Can the warning chime tone of a 2007 BMW 525i be changed, or shortened somehow?

Can the warning chime tone of a 2007 BMW 525i be changed, or shortened somehow? The chime of this car comes from the computer and is used for most warnings such as seatbelt, temperature, door-open, ...
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Occasional ABS fault

'04 Cavalier, 120K mi. We've had it for 6 years, driven every winter. Now, this winter, we occasionally get an ABS fault. This probably always occurs under slipping conditions. When it happens, ...