Car Dashboard Lights Explained

Here is a handy guide to recognising what each dashboard light symbol means.

1-5 6-10
1. Front fog lights turned on 6. Cruise control is activated
2. Power steering system problems 7. Signalling direction
3. Rear fog lights switched on 8. Trouble on light sensor or rain sensor
4. Low level of windscreen fluid 9. Winter mode
5. Worn brake pads 10. Info indicator
11-15 16-20
11. The diesel auxiliary heater 16. Warning distance to another car
12. Ice warning 17. Indicator to push the clutch
13. Starting system problems 18. Indicator to push the brake pedal
14. The key is not in the car 19. Locked steering-wheel
15. Key low battery 20. Long beam turned on
21-25 26-30
21. Low tyre pressure 26. Error – disconnection of the plug from the trailer
22. Short beam on 27. Air suspension problems
23. Problems with headlight / taillights / signals bulbs 28. Warning for exceeding the lane without signaling (anti sleep system, lane assist)
24. Problems with brake lights 29. Problems with catalyst
25. Problems with the particulate filter (DPF) 30. Warning for seat belt (belt is not on)
31-35 36-40
31. Warning parking light 36. Headlight angle
32. Alternator or battery problems 37. Problems with variable rear spoiler
33. Parking sensors turned on 38. Problems in triggering electric roof
34. Service warning light 39. Front airbag is switched off
35. Adaptive headlights turned on 40. Handbrake is pulled on
41-45 46-50
41. Water in fuel filter 46. ECO mode turned on
42. Airbag switched off 47. Downhill assist on
43. Mechanical problem or electrical error 48. Cooling system problems
44. Short beam turned on 49. Problem with ABS
45. Dirty air filter requires replacement 50. Problems with fuel filter
51-57 58-64
51. Open door 58. Front window defroster
52. Open bonnet 59. Open boot
53. Fuel tank on reserve, need to fill the tank 60. Electronic Stability Programme is off
54. Automatic gearbox problems 61. Rain sensor
55. Speed limiter is on 62. Engine problems or hazards
56. Suspension problems 63. Rear window defroster
57. Low oil pressure 64. The automatic windscreen wiper

1. Front fog lights turned on

2. Power steering system problems

3. Rear fog lights switched on

4. Low level of windscreen fluid

5. Worn brake pads

6. Cruise control is activated

7. Signalling direction

8. Trouble on light sensor or rain sensor

9. Winter mode

10. Info indicator

11. The diesel auxiliary heater

12. Ice warning

13. Starting system problems

14. The key is not in the car

15. Key low battery

16. Warning distance to another car

17. Indicator to push the clutch

18. Indicator to push the brake pedal

19. Locked steering-wheel

20. Long beam turned on

21. Low tyre pressure

22. Short beam on

23. Problems with headlight/taillights/signals bulbs

24. Problems with brake lights

25. Problems with the particulate filter (DPF)

26. Error – a disconnection of the plug from the trailer

27. Air suspension problems

28. Warning for exceeding the lane without signaling (anti sleep system, lane assist)

29. Problems with catalyst

30. Warning Seat Belt (belt is not on)

31. Warning parking light

32. Alternator or battery problems

33. Parking sensors turned on

34. Service warning light

35. Adaptive headlights turned on

36. Headlight angle

37. Problems with a variable rear spoiler

38. Problems in triggering the electric roof

39. Front airbag is switched off

40. Handbrake is pulled on

41. Water in the fuel filter

42. Airbag switched off

43. Mechanical problem or electrical error

44. Short beam turned on

45. Dirty air filter requires replacement

46. ECO mode turned on

47. Downhill assist on

48. Cooling system problems

49. Problem with ABS (Anti Braking System)

50. Problems with fuel filter

51. Open door

52. Open bonnet

53. Fuel tank on reserve, need to fill the tank

54. Automatic gearbox problems

55. Speed limiter is on

56. Suspension problems

57. Low oil pressure

58. Front window defroster

59. Open Boot

60. Electronic Stability Programme is off (ESP)

61. Rain Sensor

62. Engine problems or hazards

63. Rear window defroster

64. Automatic windscreen wiper