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

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"Check Gas Cap" warning - 2006 pontiac pursuit

A few weeks ago I got a "Check Gas Cap" warning on the display of my pursuit. This was later accompanied by a check engine light. I then swapped my gas cap for an aftermarket one - the ...
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Why do we only get an approximate 30 second warning for oil running out?

In my Vauxhall Movano I get a 620 mile warning for Adblue running out, and it will not let me start my engine until I have topped up. Yet I only get a 30 second warning if I am about to run out of oil,...
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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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Heavy car wobble & engine light popped on today..?

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT that wobbles pretty good at around 5mph to 35 mph. The wobble is pretty heavy and is throughout the whole car. It feels like it is coming more from the front. I ...
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First Oil Change - I messed up!

Okay, so I did my first ever oil change on my own this week and had a scary experience. I drained and then added the oil as I should and when I checked it after bringing the engine in operating temp, ...
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OBDII Scanner showing code after the light is gone

My check engine light turned on. I used my OBDII scanner and got back the codes P0441 and P0455, which is sometimes caused by a loose gas cap. I checked my gas cap and it was indeed loose. I tightened ...
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Why does my Honda Civic 2016 turbo keep failing

3 mechanic said its the turbo. I have now replaced it 4x and only get 6 months at most before the tin can dragging sound comes back when i press gas then i lose power where the car will buck and not ...
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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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If repairs are made to fix Nissan DTC codes, will they still appear in the computer?

I have some codes on my 2019 Nissan Altima indicating a problem with the forward sensor. I was told it was fixed but the codes are still there. How can I tell if this problem existed before I bought ...
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Engine Light on 2008 Kia Rondo

I have a 2008 Kia rondo 2.7 V6. My check engine light came on for spark plugs. I went ahead and changed all 6 and it still came back for a misfire in cylinder 1 and said it was still the spark plug. I ...
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Fuse keeps blowing, "wrench" light is illuminated, and poor start-up idle and acceleration

A few weeks ago, the check engine light illuminated on my 2012 Ford E-350. My scan tool showed two codes: P2096 "Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 1" and P2098 "Post Catalyst ...
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Codes reappear after replacing ABS unit

2001 toyota 4runner V6 3.4l 2wd SR5 ABS, brake & check eng warning lights are still on after replacing the ABS unit. What do I check next?
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Driver Assistance systems all stopped working after following troubleshooting for different issue

I have a Honda Clarity 2018 PHEV non-touring. I was following the instructions given in this post, but after disconnecting the plug as discussed then reconnecting, my Driver Assistance modules all ...
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Peugeot partner 2011 diesel: p filter add level low

Our Peugeot partner (2011) has a warning light and p filter add level low message. I can only find handbooks for new models online. Online there is some indication that doing a motorway run to see if ...
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VW Polo Engine Oil Light Blinking on hill

This is a weird problem I have faced and there seems to be no solution to this even after having given the car to my mechanic 3 times. Whenever I drive my car uphill even for a little while, like 5-10 ...
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No Overdrive - Flashing O/D light

I have a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 OHV that is giving me some issues. The transmission was replaced 50,000 miles ago and is now experiencing some issue. It won't shift into overdrive and randomly ...
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"Retard on" dash light, what does it mean?

Saw a photo of a dash that had a light that said "Retard on" I tried to google what this dashboard light means or is used for but really could not find anything. It is in a truck if that ...
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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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ABS light on intermittently - no error codes

I had this problem ever since I bought my car 7-8 years ago. The ABS light turns on rather randomly. Sometimes it stays off for months. Sometimes it turns on and of multiple times per day. It's a Ford ...
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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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Blue flashing light

My 2017 Honda HR-V has a blue flashing light on the arm of the rearview mirror. It started flashing after I locked and left the car tonight. Why? Is this going to run the battery down?
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Desperate for help on low engine oil light 2010 Tiguan

In August 2019, someone hit and totaled my 2005 Toyota Corolla. I purchased a used 2010 Tiguan. From day 0 it has had issues. I drove the car home but as I got off the highway it screamed and flashed ...
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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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What causes a VW Golf 2017 engine warning light to appear?

I did a test drive of a used VW Golf 2017 manual transmission, 140 000 km. The yellow engine warning light appears when the key is half-turned and disappears when the engine starts. What could cause ...
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Honda Accord Hybrid 2017 blinking red light on instrument panel

The vehicle is a 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, purchased new in California. Last night, after locking the vehicle in the driveway, a slowly-blinking red LED appeared on the instrument panel. The light is ...
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all dash warning lights came on, barely driving

My vehicle is a 2009 Chevy Equinox. My engine was knocking a couple weeks back and flashed on every warning light i had. Doors stared locking and unlocking on their own and the shifter button was ...
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2011 Ford Mustang Gt "Check Charging System" light after changing alternator

My mustang started showing a code for "camshaft position sensor" so I replaced it. 1 day later, it came back on, same sensor so I started doing research. Everything I read said it was probably the ...
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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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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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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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Battery light comes on after starting the car. How big of a problem is this?

On my way to work this morning, the battery light came on. I would say it was about 2-3 minutes after I started the car. My drive to work is only a 10 minutes drive, and the light was on the whole ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why outside temperature displays a warning at 4 degrees?

I know that water behaves strangely once the temperature drops below 4 (celsius) degrees. In a nutshell, its volume starts to expand (see wiki for further details) below 4 degrees - when temperature ...
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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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Audi A6 2.4L 99 - randomly sets off brake warning lights, no abs, no rpm, no A/C

Randomly while driving or standing still I get a bunch of warning lights that come on, beep and blink. Sometimes it lasts a few minutes, sometimes it will stay on for a few days of driving and turning ...
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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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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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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?