What are the meanings of the dashboard symbols and warning lights on a vw caddy?
There are many different lights and indicators on the dashboard. For example, one will indicate the level of washer fluid in the windshield wipers, one will light up when the car is low on gasoline, one will illuminate when the engine needs servicing. This is just a sampling of the many indicators on the dashboard. Check the owner's manual of the car for more information.
Answer . Which model? \n. \nThere is a standard design language for warning lights. The only ones which shouldn't be immediately obvious are (1) the one with a picture of an engine, and (2) one with a box with squiggly lines coming out of it.\n. \n(1) The first one is a general fault warning. I…f this is coming on after the engine has been started, it means the vehicle's on-board computer has detected an error, or one of the many sensors which monitor the operation of the engine is not working properly. \nBasically, this means you'll need to take the car in to the dealer. They can hook their diagnostic computer up to your car and look for error codes stored in the vehicle computer's memory - this will tell them what the problem is.\nHold on to your wallet, it could be in for a bumpy ride.\n. \n(2) The second one (I think) is an Exhaust Temperature warning. Again, take the car in to be checked, sooner rather than later.\n. \nOther lights are the various systems' self-check indicators. These are usually lableed "SRS" (the SRS airbag system), and "ABS" (the anti-lock braking system). there may be others. These should come on briefly when the engine is first started, then go out a few seconds later. If they don't, or of they come on during driving, these systems may be faulty. Again, have the car checked out. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nThe exhaust gas oxygen sensor (EGO or O2), or lambda sensor, is the key sensor in the engine fuel control feedback loop. The computer uses the O2 sensor's input to balance the fuel mixture, leaning the mixture when the sensor reads rich and richening the mixture when the sensor reads l…ean.\n. \n. \nLambda sensors produces a voltage signal that recognises the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust. An oxygen sensor is essentially a battery that generates its own voltage. When hot (at least 250 degrees c.), the zirconium dioxide element in the sensor's tip produces a voltage that varies according to the amount of oxygen in the exhaust compared to the ambient oxygen level in the outside air. The greater the difference, the higher the sensor's output voltage.\n. \n. \n. \nSensor output ranges from 0.2 Volts (lean) to 0.8 Volts (rich). A perfectly balanced or "stoichiometric" fuel mixture of 14.7 parts of air to 1 part of fuel gives an average reading of around 0.45 Volts.\n. \n. \n. \nThe lambda sensor's output voltage doesn't remain constant, however. It flip-flops back and forth from rich to lean. Every time the voltage reverses itself and goes from high to low or vice versa, it's called a "cross count." A good O2 sensor on a injection system should fluctuate from rich to lean about 1 per second. If the number of cross counts is lower than this, it tells you the O2 sensor is getting sluggish and needs to be replaced.\n. \n. \nMost lambda sensors will cycle from rich to lean in about 50 to 100 milliseconds, and from lean to rich in 75 to 150 milliseconds. This is referred to as the "transition" time. If the O2 sensor is taking significantly longer to reverse readings, this too is an indication that it is getting sluggish and may need to be replaced.\n. \n. \nObserving the sensor's waveform on a scope is a good way to see whether or not it is slowing down with age. If the sensor becomes sluggish, it can create hesitation problems during sudden acceleration.\n. \n. \nHeated Oxygen Sensors\n. \n. \nTo reduce the warm-up time of the Lambda sensor, an internal heating element may be used. Heated O2 sensors can reach an operating temperature of as high as 500 degrees C in as little as eight seconds! Shorter warm-up time means the system can go into closed loop fuel control sooner, which reduces emissions and improves fuel economy. Heating the sensor also means it can be located further downstream from the exhaust manifold.\n. \n. \n. \nA lambda sensor's normal life span is 30,000 to 50,000 miles. But the sensor may fail prematurely if it becomes clogged with carbon, or is contaminated by lead from leaded petrol or silicone from an antifreeze leak or from silicone sealer.\n. \n. \nAs the sensor ages, it becomes sluggish. Eventually it produces an unchanging signal or no signal at all. When this happens, the Check Engine Light may come on, and the engine may experience drivability problems caused by an overly rich fuel condition. Poor fuel economy, elevated CO and HC emissions, poor idle, and/or hesitation during acceleration are typical complaints.\n. \n. \nIf the average voltage from the lambda sensor is running high (more than 0.50V), it indicates a rich condition, possibly due to a bad MAP, MAF or Air Flow sensor or leaky injector. If the average voltage reading is running low (less than 0.45V), the mixture is running lean possibly due to a vacuum leak or because the sensor itself is bad.\n. \n. \nIf the lambda sensor continually reads high (rich), it will cause the engine computer to lean out the fuel mixture in an attempt to compensate for the rich reading. This can cause lean misfire, hesitation, stumbling, poor idle and high hydrocarbon emissions (from misfiring).\n. \n. \nIf the lambda sensor continually reads low (lean), it will cause the engine computer to richen the fuel mixture. Injector pulse width will increase causing fuel consumption and carbon monoxide emissions to go up. Constant rich fuel mixture can also cause the catalytic converter to overheat and it may be damaged.\n. \n. \nIf the lambda sensor's output is sluggish and does not change (low cross counts & long transition times), the engine computer will not be able to maintain a properly balanced fuel mixture. The engine may run too rich or too lean, depending on the operating conditions. This, in turn, may cause drivability problems such as misfiring, surging, poor idle, and high emissions.\n. \n. \nIf a heated sensor has a faulty heating circuit or element, the sensor can cool off at idle causing the system to go into open loop. This usually results in a fixed, rich fuel mixture that will increase emissions.\n. \n. \nSometimes an apparent lambda sensor problem is not really a faulty sensor. An air leak in the intake or exhaust manifold or even a fouled spark plug, for example, will cause the lambda sensor to give a false lean indication. The sensor reacts only to the presence or absence of oxygen in the exhaust. It has no way of knowing where the extra oxygen came from. So keep that in mind when diagnosing oxygen sensor problems.\n. \n. \nThe lambda sensor is also grounded through the exhaust manifold. If rust and corrosion of the manifold gaskets and bolts is creating resistance, it may affect the sensor's output. To rule out a bad ground, use a digital volt meter to check for a voltage drop between the sensor shell and the engine block. More than 0.1v can cause a problem.\n. \n. \nLambda Sensor Checks\n. \n. \nA good lambda sensor should produce a fluctuating signal that changes quickly in response to changes in the oxygen level in the exhaust. The best way to check the sensor is to observe the sensor's output on a waveform scope or oscilloscope. A scope will display not only the sensor's minimum and maximum voltage readings, and average voltage reading, but also its back and forth voltage oscillations from rich to lean.\n. \n. \nSensor output can also be read directly with a 10K ohm impedance digital voltmeter, or some code readers.\n. \n. \nCAUTION! Never use an ohmmeter on a zirconium O2 sensor in an attempt to check the sensor because doing so can damage it. And never jump or ground the sensor's leads.\n. \n. \nThe lambda sensor's voltage reading should have a minimum reading of 200 millivolts (0.20 V) and a maximum reading of 800 millivolts (0.80 V). If the sensor reading is averaging low (under 400 millivolts) or high (over 500 millivolts), the engine may be running rich or lean because of some other problem.\n. \n. \nIf the sensor's output voltage never gets higher than .60v and never drops to less than 0.30 V, it needs to be replaced. The same is true if the sensor's output is sluggish or doesn't change.\n. \n. \nTo check the sensor's response to changing oxygen levels in the exhaust, first create an artificially lean condition by pulling a large vacuum line. When extra air is introduced into the engine, the sensor's voltage output should drop to 0.2 V.\n. \n. \nTo check the sensor's rich response artificially richen the mixture by, if possible, clamping the return fuel line momentarily. This will force more fuel through the injectors and should cause the O2 sensor's voltage to increase to 0.8 V.\n. \n. \nIf the sensor's output fails to respond to the changes you've created in the oxygen level in the exhaust, it's time for a new sensor.\n. \n. \nZirconium sensors can also be bench tested by heating the tip with a propane torch while monitoring the sensor's voltage output with a digital voltmeter. Connect the positive voltmeter lead to the signal wire (normally black) coming out of the O2 sensor and the negative voltmeter lead to the sensor's outer shell. Then heat the tip of the sensor with the propane torch. The tip should be hot enough to turn cherry red, and the flame must enter the opening into the sensor tip. If you get a voltmeter reading above 600 millivolts (0.6 Volts), and the reading quickly changes as you move the flame back and forth over the tip, the sensor is okay. A low reading or one that is slow to change means the sensor needs to be replaced.\n. \n. \nRemoving Lambda Sensors\n. \n. \nRemoving the sensor when the engine is cold will lessen the odds of stripping the threads in the exhaust manifold. Penetrating oil may be needed to loosen rusted threads. Once the sensor has been removed, the threads in the manifold should be cleaned before the new sensor is installed. Apply graphite grease to the sensor threads unless the threads are precoated.\n. \n. \nReplacing Lambda Sensors\n. \n. \nEverybody knows that spark plugs have to be replaced periodically to maintain peak engine performance, but many people don't realise the same goes for oxygen sensors. As long the lambda sensor is working properly, there's no reason to replace it. But after 30,000 to 50,000 miles of being constantly bathed in hot exhaust gas, a build up of deposits on the sensor tip can make it sluggish. If there's enough clinker on the sensor tip, the sensor may produce little or no voltage at all. This produces a false "lean" signal that makes the computer think the engine needs more fuel, which it doesn't but gets anyway. This creates a rich fuel condition that kills fuel economy and sends carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions soaring. The engine may also experience additional drivability problems such as surging or hesitation.\n. \n. \nThe same kind of thing can happen if the lambda sensor is contaminated by deposits from sources other than normal combustion. It only takes a couple of tankfull's of leaded petrol to ruin an lambda sensor (and catalytic converter). A lead contaminated oxygen sensor will typically have light rust coloured deposits on the tip. Another source of sensor contamination can come from silicone poisoning. If somebody used the wrong kind of silicon sealer to seal up a leaky rocker box cover or manifold gasket, silicone can find its way into the engine and foul the sensor. Silicates, which are used as corrosion inhibitors in antifreeze, can also cause the same kind of poisoning. Sources here might include a leaky head gasket or racks in the combustion chamber. Silicone deposits on the sensor tip will have a shiny white to grainy light gray appearance.\n. \n. \nIf the engine has an oil consumption problem due to worn valve stem seals, piston rings and/or cylinders, a build up of heavy black to dark brown oily deposits on the sensor tip can make it sluggish. If the deposits have a black powdery consistency, the fuel mixture is running rich. This may be due to the sensor already having failed, or it might be due to something else such as a leaky injector or a computer problem, or constant short journeys where the cold start system doesn't have time to come off (open loop) known as housewives car.\n. \n. \n. \nWhen ever you suspect a lambda sensor problem, the first thing you should do is scan for any codes that would implicate the sensor circuit. A code by itself doesn't necessarily mean the sensor is bad, however. It might be a wiring problem or something else. So always follow through with the diagnostic check to diagnose what's wrong before you replace anything.\n. \n. \nIf you don't find any codes, that doesn't necessarily mean the lambda sensor is okay. In many instances, a sluggish sensor may not be bad enough to record a fault code but will still be causing an emissions or drivability problem. ( Full Answer )
There are many types of warning lights on the Dodge Dakota. In order to know what a specific light means we need to know which light it is and what year the Dakota is. 2000
The warning lights symbols on the dashboard on a registered FiatPunto 1.1 means that there is a mechanical problem.
Answer . Well, it could be alot of things. Oil may need to be changed, or pressure adjusted. A spark plug may need to be changed or the engine may be overheating. My advice is to take it do a mechanic to get it checked out in case it is very dangerous.. Answer . Yellow or red? Yellow is just …a caution indicator, check something that is getting low. Red is a warning indicator that something is WAY too low and may cause severe damage if you go on.. want to know what a symbol means ( Full Answer )
If you mean all the warning lights come on at once this usually indacates the alternator is bad. It is either under or over charging (usually under) is a typical Toyota sign of an alternator going out.
They mean it's time to take the nice people at your friendly local VW shop some more money. Seriously. My wife's 2000 Passat's dashboard is lit up like a Christmas tree with warning lights - check engine - abs brake failure - STOP! - etc... We have taken it to the shop and everytime they say nothing… is wrong - the car is fine....that will be $110.00 please. Her last "scheduled maintenance" cost over a thousand dollars - and it STILL had a "check engine" light on when she left. now, we can't pass an inspection because of the warning lights. I'm ready for another car. Sad, though because as a car it is really great - lots of power and great handling with a solid feel - not tinny. ( Full Answer )
Answer . ANSWER. If the warn. light in question is the 'check engine' light, this means there is a problem with the vehicle's ergonomic system, such as an oxygen sensor, etc.
The warning lights on the Nissan dashboard are designed to let youknow when your car is in need of something to keep it runningsmoothly. It can be warning you that you are low ob oil or otherfluids, your tire pressure is low or something may be wrong withyour engine. If your warning lights are comin…g on, take yourvehicle to an auto mechanic so they can do the proper tests. ( Full Answer )
A warning light on the dash board of a Chrysler Sebring that has anexclamation point has to do with the tire pressure monitor system.Another warning that is a solid light is referring to air leakinginto the gas tank.
Check fuel cap: Illuminates when the fuel cap may not be properly installed. Continued driving with this light on may cause the Service engine soon warning light to come on.
it means you have problems obviously if its a orange light with the picture of a engine it could mean you have problems with the fuel injection system or the car electrics. If you check the car manual it will be in that.
The red oil can warning light is an indication the oil needs to bechecked immediately. The red battery warning light is a indicationthe charging system is not working properly.
The warning light symbols on a 1999 VW Passat could mean the carneeds an oil change or that the gas cap is not tightly on. Thewarning lights can also malfunction and turn on due to a badsensor.
That's the ASL (automatic shift lock) indicator light. . "Your VW is equipped with an automatic shift lock (ASL). The ASL is an electromechanical device that locks the selector lever in the park and neutral positions when the ignition is on. . You must press the brake pedal before the selector le…ver can be moved out of either position." ( Full Answer )
The Lambda warming light on the dashboard is a caution indicator.Essentially it's saying something needs to be checked. It's in needof immediate attention if it's in red.
If the warning lights come on when you start the car, but then goback off, there is no reason for alarm. However, if the lights stayon, or come on when you are driving you should probably stopdriving as soon as you can and take the car to the mechanic.
the lights on the dash are as such, the left light is for the low oil pressure, the right light is low generator/alternator. The red light on the dash is for the cylinder head temp. if it exceeds a temp limit, it will light.. when driving, or coming off the freeway, the oil pressure light might fli…cker, due to the change in pressure quickly. The generator light may flicker when 1st started or if the vehicle is ideling lower than required. ( Full Answer )
The exclamation point means that your tires have a low air pressure. You may want to check it out and see which tire may need some air. Check your owner's manual for dashboard symbols. Some of them are more important than others. The exclamation point between parenthesis (!) is supposed to represe…nt a tire icon. As the original answer indicated, it means one (or more) of your tires is low on pressure. Consult the owners manual or driver's side door sticker for proper pressures then reset the pressure sensing system. To reset, hold down the button (lower left side of dash) until the (!) light flashes several times. You then have to drive several miles before the sensor calibrates itself again. If the light comes back on in a very short time, you didn't hold the button long enough. Wait for the light to stop flashing. If the light comes on again in a day or a few days, you have a slow leak in one tire. Have it repaired. Cheers ( Full Answer )
It is your abs system (air bag system) warning light or it is your brake pad wear warning light (depends the year of your van).
According to my 2004 Jetta owner's manual, that's the fuel filler cap indicator: . " A warning light in the instrument cluster will come on if the fuel filler cap is not properly closed. . If the warning light comes on, you should turn off the engine and close the fuel filler cap properly. . Onc…e the cap is properly closed all the way, the warning light will go out when the ignition is turned on again and the check cycle is complete. The completion of the check cycle depends on how you drive. . If the awarning light has been on for at least 5 minutes, it will go out only when the ignition is turned off and on again." ( Full Answer )
2003 Nissan Murano "engine service", "VDC Off" and "slip" warning lights on. What does it mean?
There are a few different lights on the dashboard on a Pontiac. Themeaning of the light are check engine, battery low, put on seatbelt and door ajar.
Answer If it is a circle with a exclamation mark in it and what looks like a brake shoe on either side that is your brake fail indicator ,either your park brake is partially on or you have a problem with your brakes,get it checked out could be unsafe to drive. . All dashboard warning lights and s…ymbols are illustrated and explained in the Owners Manual. See "Related Questions" below for where to find free online versions of 1996 and up Owners Manuals. . Answer . Call your local Ford dealer's service department, and ask a service adviser what this might possibly be. Without other information here on the color of the lamp blinking and what other indicators surround this one, it will be quite difficult to diagnose your problem here.. Answer . If you go to ford.com, and flow the links, you can download a copy of your manuals. User Guide, recommended maintenance, etc.... Answer- Yellow car with a screw over it . This icon will illuminate if the fuel filler cap is not installed or properly seated.. According to the illustrations in the Owners Manual (See "Related Questions" below), the 'icon' for low fuel looks like a gasoline pump.. your engine could be low on oil.. The engine shaped dash warning icon/symbol represents the "Check Engine Light", CEL for short. . See "Related Questions" below for more about what cause the CEL and how to respond to it. ( Full Answer )
Also known as CEL (Check Engine Light). Common reason is aloose fuel tank cap,after refueling. Tighen cap, after a few restarts it may autoclear. The same with cylinder misfiring or bad gas. If it persists should have the code cleared (atozone) and find out te eal reason. Google Check Engine light c…odes for Jetta. ( Full Answer )
The red water warning symbol indicates the cooling system isoverheating. The red oil can is an indication the oil is low. Theamber gas dispenser is an indication the gas is low.
1. Seat Belt Reminder Light - this symbol appears and remains active as long as the engine is started and the seat belt remains unfastened. (Always remember to BUCKLE UP!) 2. Onboard Diagnostics Indicator (Check engine light) - this symbol states a problem with the engine or gas emission…s and requires your car to be serviced. If solid, your system needs to be checked. Bring it to a service department asap. If blinking, STOP driving immediately. 3. Powertrain Malfunction Light - this symbol shows that the powertrain has been damaged and that your car needs to be serviced As Soon As Possible. 4. ABS Warning Light - this symbol is turned on every time there is something wrong with the Anti-Lock Brake System. this is initially activated when the engine is first started but will turn off after a few seconds. 5. Temperature Warning Light - this symbol warns the driver of the possibility of engine overheating. If you see this light, best bet is to pull over and turn the car off to prevent further damage to the engine. 6. Oil Pressure Warning Light - this symbol is turned on if a problem is detected with the oil pressure. Similar to the Temperature Warning Light, we recommend you pull over almost immediately when safe conditions allow. 7. Brake System Alert Light - this symbol indicates a problem with the braking system. Our suggestion is to limit your driving and get your car to a service department . 8. Battery Warning Light - this symbol let's the driver know there is an issue concerning the battery charging system. Bring your car in as soon as possible. 9. Warning Light - this symbol shows up when there is an unidentified problem with your car. Have your car serviced by a Lester Glenn certified technician so we may identify and fix the problem. 10. Low Fuel Light - this symbol informs the driver that the fuel level is very low and only has a few miles until empty. Find the closest gas station and fill'er up! 11. Tire Pressure Monitor L ight - this symbol means that your tire pressure is low. Find the closest gas station with an air pump or stop by a Lester Glenn service department and ask about filling your tires with Nitrogen. Nitrogen maintains a more constant tire pressure. 12. Open Doors Indicator Light - this symbol let's you know that you have one or more doors open. Make sure all your doors are closed properly. 13. Low Windshield Washer Fluid Light - this symbol indicates that your washer fluid level is low. Pick up some washer fluid and follow your Owner's Manual on how to top it off or stop by one of our service departments and we will gladly assist you. ( Full Answer )
On a Peugeot partner, the dashboard warning lights typically meanyou must get your vehicle serviced. They could be going off for anumber of reasons, such as: the oil needs to be refilled or theengine is not maintained.
It means your tire pressure is low on one of your tires. Fill to the specified psi (located on the tire wall), then push reset button to turn off exclamation point light (located in glovebox). Owner's manual tells you all about it. The pressure listed on the tire sidewall is the max safe pressure …for that tire. The pressure specification for the vehicle will be listed on a label on the drivers door jamb, in the owners manual, or in the glove box. ( Full Answer )
Vw jetta dashboard warning light and flashing signal of a red oil stick in water what does that mean?
that light indicates that you're vehicle is low on water. the big white sphere container at the top right of you're engine is the water resivoir. if the vehicle is warmed up then make sure the water level is up to the "MAX" line indicated on the resivoir tank.
Vw jetta 2000 dashboard warning light is red similar to a sailboat symbol. What does this mean?
Dashboard lights are warning that somethings are not Right with the car .It does not tells how good or how bad things are. i DROVE MY TOYOTA truck forever with a warning light but i find out what the problem was first oil brake indicator failed so i just kept it full all the time.
Look in your car manual and it will tell you what each symbol means. For example, check gauges light could be low on gas or oil.
What does the symbol of a foot on a pedal mean on the dashboard light near the speedometer on a 2009 VW Jetta?
This light comes on to tell you that you must depress the brake pedal to shift from park.
Brake Fluid That happened to me and it would beep and flash for a little then go away...but after a couple days, it stayed on and turns out it was the brake fluid. It got really hard to stop, I could push the brake pedal all the way down and it barely stopped the car. I would check brake fluid nex…t time just in case. ...OR it could mean you left your E-brake on...maybe it's not down all the way...check that too. ( Full Answer )
The meaning of a dashboard warning light on an Oldsmobile Intriguecould be a variety of things. There are different lights fordifferent things for different years of that model. It could be aservice engine, check oil, sensor check, or more. The owners manualshould have a listing of warning lights in…cluded in it. ( Full Answer )
Trying to find out myself. I think it means the hand brake is on. Doh!
The ABS is for the brake system, BRAKE is for the parking brake,the oil can is for low oil, and the gas light is for low gas. DOORAJAR means a door is open, the seat belt is for the drivers seatbelt, and the engine or CHECK ENGINE is for engine problems.
It means you need to put more oil in it. Doh! You've probably got a leak. Have a look underneath it after it's been parked for a while and you'll see oil on the ground.
I have what looks like a battery light on my dashboard. What does this mean?
There are a number of lights on the Ford Fiesta dashboard, and the owner's manual will have descriptions of all of them. Without more information, that is the only answer possible.
What does a VW dashboard warning light that shows a yellow circle with an exclamation point in the center mean?
It definately means you have bulb out...this just happened to me and my turn signal/brake light is out.
The meaning of dashboard symbols and warning lights on a Chryslertown and country can be any of things. When you see the light itwill mean low tire pressure.
There are many dashboard warning lights on the dash of a MercedesBenz's. It would depend which is lit up, most show or say what theyare for. If one does not take it by the dealership, mechanic, orsome auto part stores to find out what it is requesting.
There's a fault in the airbag system. Check the wiring under the two front seats is secure, if not this will cause the warning to come on, it's a common cause if the seats get moved back and forth a lot.
Warning light symbols on the dashboard of a vehicle warn ofproblems to the driver. For example, the warning light symbol of anexclamation on a Lexus 350 dashboard means the tire pressure islow.
If it is a car with waves under it then it is a slip indicator. If it is just waves it can be low coolant or low windshield fluid. It can also be rear defroster indicator. Need better description and make, model, and year of vehicle to be sure.
Dashboard symbols and warning lights are a fool proof way to help acar owner keep their car running properly. A cars symbols will havedifferent meanings. Check your manual for each lights meaning.
TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitor System. If you have a low tire on some models this will show via a picture of your vehicle and which tire is low. If you had a slow leak on a tire and used fix a flat then you probably messed up the TPMS and that is why you have that light on your instrument clu…ster. ( Full Answer )
Read your owners manual if you have one. Red light is normally a warning of low oil pressure. SRS is an indication something is wrong with the air bag system. Check Engine Light means there is a problem with the emissions system. Maintenance Required means some scheduled maintenance is required, nor…mally an oil/filter change. Orange or red light can mean engine is overheating. Can also be a gauge with a thermometer for engine temperature. Charging gauge tells you if the alternator is charging your battery. TC or TCS or ETC stands for Traction Control. If the light is on there is a problem or the traction control is turned off. OD stands for overdrive. ( Full Answer )