Power Steering Trouble Light

Steering Trouble Indicator

This is the Power Steering or Electronic Power Steering warning light or symbol. The exclamation point is used here, a common sight with newer warning lights, alongside the image of a steering wheel. If it is an electronic system, there is a chance it can be “reset”. Pull over as soon as possible and shut …

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Drivetrain, Shift or Powertrain Trouble Symbols

Drivetrain Trouble Indicator

This is a Drivetrain or Powertrain trouble symbol or light, and will be red if it comes up. This same symbol is also used as an Electric Shift Control System Warning Indicator. It indicates a problem has been detected generally in an automatic transmission or transaxle, or its shift system. The drivetrain should be serviced as soon …

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Low Coolant Warning Symbols

Low Coolant Indicator

These are the Low Coolant warning lights. With or without the arrow, their meaning is straightforward, in that the engine’s cooling system is low on fluid. Topping off the cooling system fluid — with the engine cool — may resolve the issue. However, most cooling systems are sealed and leak or other issue may be indicated. Have …

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Oil Warning Lights

Oil Trouble Indicator Symbol

One of the first idiot lights, the warning light to the far left, featuring an old-school oil can, is the Oil Level or Oil Pressure warning light or symbol. A wavy line below the oil can indicates the oil level is low. Without the wavy line, your engine is telling you that the oil pressure …

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Temperature Warning Indicator Symbols

Temperature Warning Light Symbol

One of the original idiot lights, this is the Temperature Warning light or symbol. In red, it indicates quite simply that the engine temperature is too high. If you see this light, your vehicle should be stopped and the engine turned off as quickly as possible. Turning on the heater to the highest setting will …

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