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Car Dashboard Warning Lights & Symbols (Complete Guide)

Updated: Jan 9

Modern vehicles are packed with technology and have many sensors that monitor how your vehicle is operating. The more sensors there are the more likely something will go wrong.

If something goes wrong there are a variety of dashboard warning lights and symbols that can illuminate.


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What Is a Car Dashboard Warning Light?

Car dashboard warning lights are lights and symbols on a car's dashboard that are designed to alert the driver to potential problems or issues with the vehicle. These lights are typically labelled with a symbol that represents the system or component that is being monitored.