Category Archive: Symbols & Tell-tales

DashboardSymbols.com descriptions of the symbols and tell-tales used on automobile and light truck dashboards and instrument panels.

Traffic Jam or Congestion Assist Indicator

Congestion Assist

This is a Traffic Jam or Congestion Assist Indicator Symbol. It may appear in gray scale, Green, Amber, or Red. In gray scale, it indicates that the congestion has been detected and the system is available to help. Green indicates the system is active and moves through Amber as congestion is detected. Advertisement In addition, …

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Electronic Steering Lock Indicator

Steering Lock Indicator

This is an Electronic Steering Wheel Lock Indicator symbol. It may be seen in either Amber or Red. Either indicates a malfunction in the electronic steering wheel lock system. This is part of the electronic start and immobilization system. Advertisement The symbol is represented by an image key and that of a steering wheel. If the …

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Engine Start System Fault Indicator

Engine Start System Fault

These are Engine Start System Fault Indicator symbols. They can appear in Amber or Red and indicate a fault in the electronics. If it is Red, it is suggested that the engine NOT be switched off, if its running, and a service center be contacted immediately. If it is amber, a service facility should still be …

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Predictive Efficiency Assist Indicator

Predictive Efficiency Assist

This symbol, which will appear in green, is a Predictive Efficiency Assist Indicator symbol. The assistance system adds the car’s version of anticipation of the road ahead. The symbol uses the image of a shoe or foot with an arrow below pointing upwards. It is again seen in green and indicates the system is active and in …

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Electronic Brake Force Distribution Indicator

Electronic Brake Force Distribution Indicator

This is an Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) Indicator symbol. If this amber lamp is illuminated, it indicates that the system is unavailable or has a fault. In either case, an authorized repair facility will be needed to resolve its issue. EBD can be seen as an enhancement or addition to the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). …

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