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Ignore Check Engine Light

Your Vehicle Is Trying To Tell You Something.


Here’e a quick reference guide to some common vehicle warning indicators, manufacturer’s dashboard icons differ, your owner’s manual should always be consulted.

Your check engine light can be informational or critical.

  • Oil Pressure Warning. If this light stays lit it indicates loss of oil
  • Battery/Charging Alert. Indicates voltage level is below normal and the vehicle’s charging system isn’t functioning properly.
  • Check Engine Light. Indicates the engine computer has set a Diagnostic Trouble Code. Usually requires diagnosis with a professional tool.
  • Coolant Temperature Warning. Indicates temperature has exceeded normal limits.
  • Brake System. Indicates one of three possible conditions; parking brake is on, there is a problem with the braking system/brake fluid is low, or an ABS problem. If an ABS problem, professional diagnosis may be required.
  • PMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). Indicates the PMS has found a tire with low air pressure or a sensor with a dead battery or malfunction.
  • Oil Change Reminder. Indicates that oil life has expired. The oil life interval can be set based on mileage or a combination of readings taken by the vehicle’s Electronic Control Module (ECM).

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