Category: Symbols & Tell-tales

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

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. Advertisement Seeing this symbol at any other time indicates a problem with the …

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Sway Bar Disconnected Indicator Symbol

Sway Bar

This is a Sway Bar Disconnected Indicator symbol. It indicates that the sway bar has been disconnected electronically. If this was not intended, the disconnect switch may have been activated inadvertently. A vehicle may have the capability to have the sway bar disconnect electronically. This allows greater front suspension travel in for off-road applications. The …

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Key Out Indicator Symbol

Key Out Idicator

This is the Key Out Indicator symbol. This light will blink if there is an attempt to start push button start vehicle when the key fob is not present. A chime may be heard as well. Without the key fob present, the vehicle will only go into accessory mode. The light will go out if …

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Recuperative Brake System Indicator

Regenerative Braking Indicator

This is the Recuperative Brake System (RBS) Indicator symbol. If this symbol is illuminated on your instrument panel, the RBS is malfunctioning. The system is found in Hybrid vehicles and uses the function of the actual braking system to generate electricity for the main Hybrid battery. This malfunction is potentially serious, as braking performance may …

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