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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.

GOFAR uses your smartphone to tell you in plain English what 300+ common DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) or Fault Codes mean, and what you need to do about it… before things get expensive.

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So when your check engine light comes on, find out right away what – and how bad – the problem is, before you visit the mechanic.

Your Car Warning Light Symbols – View all symbols

Warning Symbols

Symbols associated with potentially serious problem. View all…

Safety Symbols

Symbols and indicators associated with safety issue. View all…

Lighting Symbols

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

Common Symbols

Symbols and Indicators common to most vehicles. View all…

Advanced Feature Symbols

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

Diesel-powered Vehicle Symbols

Symbols used in diesel vehicles only. View all…

Top 5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Is On

Download this handy reference graphic to discover the top 5 reasons your check engine light is on. From failed catalytic converters to bad oxygen sensors and more.

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Fault Codes Explained

Get a plain English description of 300+ common OBD2 DTC / Fault Codes that will help you save time and money.

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Car Warning Lights Ready Reckoner

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

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Your Questions Answered – View all

Why Is My Check Engine Light Still There?

You’ve got a check engine light warning on your dash. Now what? You must be worried. And that’s okay, because clearly your car is in trouble. Read more

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

How to Check My Dashboard Lights for Errors

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a dashboard lights warning is a driver’s worst nightmare. First of all, it just pops on. No explanation whatsoever. Read more

Is Your Check Engine Light Flashing on the Dashboard?

News Flash: Failing to acknowledge a flashing light on your dashboard can get you stranded in the middle of nowhere or stuck on the side of a busy highway. Read more

What Are the Most Common Check Engine Light Issues?

Fact: when the check engine light comes on it spells bad news. There’s something wrong under the hood. Read more

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

You’re driving, when suddenly the dreadful yellow-orange Check Engine Light comes on! What should you do? Read more

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