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What does the green clock sign mean?

There's nothing wrong, that's your cruise control icon, it's lit when you activate cruise control. Cruise control won't do anything until you use the set button so it's not a problem, just turn cruise ...
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Mercedes C180 (W204) dash symbol

The symbol is for "Speed limit assist" and is based of a forward facing camera that allows detection of the speed limit and then possibly displays this on the multifunctional display. Information can ...
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What is this small vent?

It's an interior temperature sensor for cars with automatic A/C. This is on my car, a Mitsubishi Lancer it's not in the same location but it serves the same purpose.
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Replacing a dashboard for another one with more indicators

The basic answer to your question is: Yes To be more specific, I cannot tell you if it will work or not. It appears you already have the specific dash version you want. What you can do is install it ...
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Installing mobile apps on a car board computer

If I understand you question correctly you want to install your own applications on your on-board computer. To do this you would need extensive reverse engineering and software development knowledge. ...
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What does this symbol on my dash mean? GMC W4500

That light indicates the Exhaust Brake feature is active and will work to slow the vehicle when your foot is taken off the accelerator. The picture is meant to be a throttle plate in the closed ...
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Electrical issue?

To me it sounds like you have electrical issues with your ECU, either because of water damage (and following oxidation) or because of damage to a wire harness. It is a good idea to have an appointment ...
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Jeep Patriot RPM Gauge bounces / not right

I don't know for sure, but would bet the gauge itself is bad. One way you could check this is by putting an OBDII reader onto the port and check live data from the ECU to see if it matches what's ...
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Interface tracking device with OBD II (or alternative sources of data)

The OBD-II port is going to be the best place to interface with the vehicle. This is where you'd pull the information you are talking about. Your Telematics unit is probably just tying in directly to ...
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Where to get dashboard screws for Volvo XC90?

Could it be that you need some plastic fasteners there? There are some photos from another volvo below. Perhaps you can tell if the holes have some threads or not if you look into them with flashlight....
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Electrical issue?

Before doing anything - charge your car battery. Common problem of weird electrical issues is depleted battery (often because of it's age). If you have voltage meter (handheld multimeter or even ...
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Difference between bulb sockets

You can see the different shapes and dimensions of the bulb holders in these images that I collected from the Ring website. Probably best just pick the one that looks the same and has the same ...
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My dashboard lights are dim

Some of the newer cars automatically dim the instrument lighting when the ambient lighting changes. In other words, dim them at night so it is easier on the driver's eyes. Unsure if your car is ...
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What causes dashboard indicators go off, ABS and brake indicator on intermittently?

Often your type of problem is caused by a loss of ground to the dash. I'm not familar with your vehicle but you might try jumping a good ground to the dashboard when the problem occurs.
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Letter D on dashboard

According to page 11 and 12 of the owner manual, there are two available gauge configurations. The one you described has the Shift Lever Position Indicator above the speedometer. There is another ...
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Anti-glare filters on factory installed dashboard instrumentation

Put your polarized sunglasses on, look at your LCD monitor, and tilt your head. (Or, for less neck stress, just hold the glasses in front of you and rotate them.) At certain angles, the display should ...
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foreign object in windshield vent -dangerous?

I used to work as a design/ quality/ manufacturing engineer for an automotive company. I once worked on a car that the owner complained had a premature airbag deployment. Myself and a couple of safety ...
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1996 Toyota Avalon How to remove a dashboard?

There should be a few screws holding the black trim in marked J in the diagram as well as two screws in the upper portion of the trim. Remove the trim and any connectors. There will be four screws ...
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What is this icon on a 2018 Ford truck's radio screen?

That appears to be Ford's 911 Assist. Perhaps being crossed out means the feature is non-functional.
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Mercedes C180 (W204) dash symbol

@Solar Mike's answer inspired my finding this: According to this website this symbol means speed limiter - which seems close to yours - at least the lollipop part of it.
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Is it possible to install 3rd party Carplay into Chevrolet Equinox 2013?

It looks as though you could add a third party CarPlay-compatible receiver to your vehicle. A quick search on the Crutchfield site shows me at least 50 options. Even if you do not choose to purchase ...
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Best way to stick adhesive pads to plastic coated with Armor All

I would think you could use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to remove the Armor All and clean the areas of the dash where the adhesive strips need to be done. If that doesn't work, acetone may work, but I'd ...
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08 Silverado static/scratching noise from dashboard

The gauges in the dash are actuated by motors. When you turn the vehicle on, they do their "power on self test" and start doing their thing getting the gauges set correctly. If one of them is having ...
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Why are car dashboards so uniformized and include less-useful indicators?

They are so "uniformized" and include less-useful indicators because your interpretation of them being less-useful is incorrect. Unless you're driving the absolute latest development of a passenger ...
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Why are car dashboards so uniformized and include less-useful indicators?

Actually you are saying opposite things. Older cars had more indicators, newer cars rely on ECU. Here's example (my cars): Opel Manta 1981 dash And my current car Peugeot 107 dash I prefer as many ...
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How does dynamic control light works

As IHaveNoIdeaWhatI'mDoing stated in the comments, the buttons themselves have small LCD or OLED screens that allow them to change depending on some set of predetermined conditions. i.e. when the a/c ...
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Toyota camry 1997 electrical short in Dashboard

There's a few things that could have happened: Car manufacturer's are just horrible at keeping different engines different. Quite often, they will redesign an engine but still call it the exact same ...
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foreign object in windshield vent -dangerous?

Plastic typically doesn't melt until very hot (325F for some of the lowest ones). For it to catch fire would be even higher. The risk of catching fire are very minimal considering automotive heaters ...
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foreign object in windshield vent -dangerous?

This really shouldn't be an issue, unless your daughter is missing the toy ;-) The toy is most likely just sitting some place in the ducting, never to be seen again. As long as it isn't a priceless ...
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Jeep Liberty Brake Light Indicator

It is true. According to the Owners' Manual, page 202; This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the light turns on, it ...
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