Car Warning Lights: Resource Centre

What Do Your Dashboard Engine Lights Mean?

Car Warning Lights, also called Vehicle Warning Indicators, are often the first sign of car trouble. You want to know what the light means and how to fix it.

So when your check engine light comes on, find out right away what – and how bad – the problem is, before you visit the mechanic. This Car Warning Lights Resource Centre aims to help you get back on the road, fast.

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Your Car Warning Light Symbols – view all symbols

Learn which symbols on your vehicle dashboard mean your car requires towing immediately, or which warnings can be reset and are less critical.

black and red oil pressure icon

Warning Symbols

Symbols associated with potentially serious problem. View all…

black and red seatbelt icon

Safety Symbols

Symbols and indicators associated with safety issue. View all…

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Lighting Symbols

Symbols and indicators related to vehicle’s lighting system. View all…

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Common Symbols

Symbols and Indicators common to most vehicles. View all…

black and white blind spot indicator

Advanced Feature Symbols

Symbols and indicators associated with advanced automotive features. View all…

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Diesel-powered Vehicle Symbols

Symbols used in diesel vehicles only. View all…

Diagnose OBD Warnings, Fast

From failed catalytic converters to bad oxygen sensors and more, this handy reference guide will help you diagnose the top 5 reasons why your check engine light has been activated.

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Fault Codes Explained

Need to know right now? Get a no-jargon English description of 300+ common OBD2 DTC / Fault Codes that will help you save time and money.

Unreliable Car? Get the Guide

Never get caught out again in your car wondering what that engine warning light means. Print a handy guide and keep it in your glove-box for an instant explanation.

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Your Questions Answered – view all

GOFAR offers a wide range of comprehensive training articles that will help you discover OBD diagnostics issues and understand the meaning behind the car warning lights that appear on your dashboard.

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Why Is My Check Engine Light Still On?

You’ve got a check engine light warning on your dash. Now what? In this article we help you diagnose the issue so you can get back on the road. Read more

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Check Engine Lights: What to do and How to Fix Errors

Like most car warning lights, the check engine light is a yellow, orange, or red engine symbol that appears on your dash when your car’s system malfunctions. Read more

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How to Check My Dashboard Lights for Errors

Unsurprisingly, a dashboard light warning is a driver’s worst nightmare. It just pops on. No explanation whatsoever. Learn which warning lights are critical. Read more

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Is Your Check Engine Light Flashing on the Dashboard?

A flashing light on your dashboard can get you stranded in the middle of nowhere or stuck on the side of a busy highway. Learn how to reset your car warning lights. Read more

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What Are the Most Common Check Engine Light Issues?

Fact: when the check engine light comes on can spells bad news. There could be something wrong under the hood. But, not always. Some warnings aren’t critical. Read more

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Can You Drive a Car with the Check Engine Light On?

You’re driving, when suddenly a yellow-orange Check Engine Light comes on! What should you do? Pull over or keep driving? Read more

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