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

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2004 Ford Escape battery light comes on intermittently - what likely cause(s) are there?

I have a 2004 Ford Escape Limited on which the battery light has been coming on randomly for varying amounts of time while the vehicle is in active operation. I have checked the battery cables and ...
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Battery Light Won't Go Off Since Changing Battery

I just changed the battery on my 98 Mazda 626 and now the battery light comes on and stays on after starting the car. I checked the battery and it's reading 12.8v with the engine off, and 13.8 with ...
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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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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, ...
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2006 Honda Civic EX - Green Key Light on dash

Problem: I try to start my car with the original factory key, as well tried with the other factory key (both have chips in them) and the car will start, run for a second then shut off. All the while ...
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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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Fiat Punto Wont Start. Fuel Light & Three warning lights flashing

My Fiat Punto 1.2 Year 2000 MK2 (I believe) will not start. The engine turns over but the car won't start. The fuel light is flashing and petrol gauge says empty which isn't the case. There are three ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What's the reason for a battery light coming on and becoming brighter as the engine revs higher?

The vehicle is a 1993 LandRover Discovery 3.5 V8. Today when I hopped in to drive home the battery light came on when I started up, and remained on. It gets brighter as the engine revs and just ...
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2006 Pontiac G6, 3.5 V6 - ABS and Traction Control Lights in Pontiac G6

I own a 2006 Pontiac G6, 3.5 V6 with 155,000 miles. I was coming to a gentle stop when the ABS activated, and the brake pedal vibrated as though I lost traction. Before accelerating, both ABS and T/C ...
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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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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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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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Will cars annual service light still come on if I do an early service?

I have a Jaguar XJ 2010 model, the service warning light comes on around October every year for the annual service. If however I was to get it serviced in June this year (i.e earlier than the service ...
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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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Mustang 95 hand brake and abs problem lights on

(Sorry for my lack of mechanical English experience) I just bought a 95 Mustang. When I made my first test drive all was well, except a problem with my disc brake (they aren't even) but this doesn't ...
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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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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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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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What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008?

What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008? When you start the car, this symbol is lighted. After 5 minutes it goes off. I'm guessing this indicates that the engine is still cool ...
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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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Clearing a P0507 on a Dodge Stratus

My 06 Dodge Stratus (4 cylender) is showing a P0507 off of the Torque app. My idle is sitting at near 1100 rpm versus the standard 800. I read up on the code and started looking for a vaccum leak ...
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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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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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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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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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Why Do My ABS and TCS Lights Come On?

Occasionally while I'm driving (usually when I go over a small bump or ramp on the road), I hear a slight clunk under my hood and my Traction Control System and Anti-lock Brake System lights turn on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Airbag warning light for Lexus IS 250

My airbag warning light has been on. I took it to the dealer, and he says I need a new wiring harness. It will cost freakin' $3500. This Lexus dealer has generally treated me well, and their reps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'99 Audi A4 seat belt warning sign

I've had this seat belt warning light on my dash for a few weeks now. My dealer says the wiring to my driver seat is gone and replacing it could cost close to 800 USD. Is there a better option?
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