Category: Symbols & Tell-tales

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

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 is best seen as an enhancement or addition to the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). …

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Night Vision Assist Indicators

Night Vision Animal Warning

These are Night Vision Assist Indicator symbols. The first is a gray scale image of lane markers (broken and straight lines) and a quarter or half moon. It simply indicates that the system is on and functioning. The red indicators feature an image inside the somewhat familiar triangle. Those images are either a running deer or a walking …

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Sport Differential Warning Indicator

Sport Differential Warning

This is a Sport Differential Warning Indicator symbol. On vehicles equipped with the sport differential, the warning light, when illuminated, indicates that the differential is either overheated or has malfunctioned. There is no distinction available to the driver. If the vehicle has been driven hard for a time however, taking it slow for a time may resolve …

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A Warning Light When ESC Is Active? Who Needs it!

Warning lights and telltales generally share one thing in common: they activate when there is a problem with a vehicle function with one exception: the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or Slip indicator. It is seen when the system is activated and doing its job as well as when there is a problem. That is, just …

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Precision All-Wheel Steer System Indicator

P-AWS Indicator

This is a Precision-All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) System Indicator symbol. The light, which depicts 4 wheels turned to one side, will appear for a few seconds when starting your vehicle. To the driver, it may look like random lines in a stick figure. Seeing this symbol at any other time indicates a problem with the P-AWS …

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