Dashboard Indicator Lamps Explained

IS ONE OF YOUR DASHBOARD INDICATOR LAMPS ON?

Pepe Cadillac explains.
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ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT:
This light comes on when the adaptive Cruise Control (if equipped) is active.

ADAPTIVE FORWARD LIGHTING (AFL) LIGHT:
This light comes on solid when there is a problem with the AFL system. It flashes when the system is switchmen between lighting modes.

BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT:
If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have the brake system inspected right away.

SERVICE ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE LIGHT:
If this light stays on, there is a problem with a system on the vehicle that is causing the parking brake system to work at a reduced level. The vehicle can still be driven, but should be taken to the dealer as soon as possible.

LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW) LIGHT:
This light comes on green when the system is on and ready to operate. When the system determines that the vehicle is leaving its lane without using the turn signal, this light will change to amber and flash.

STABILITRAK® OFF LIGHT:
This light comes on when the SabiliTrak® system is turned off.

TRACTION OFF LIGHT:
The light comes on when the Traction Control System (TCS) has been turned off by pressing and releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak® button.

VEHICLE AHEAD INDICATOR:
This light displays green when a vehicle is detected ahead and will display amber when you are following a vehicle ahead much too closely.

AUTOMATIC HIGH-BEAM LIGHT:
This light comes on when the automatic high-beam headlamps are in use.

CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT:
This cruise control light is white when the cruise control is on and ready and turns green when the cruise control is set and active.

ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE LIGHT:
The parking brake status light comes on when the brake is applied. If the light continues flashing after the parking brake is released, or while driving, there is a problem with the Electric Parking Brake system.

SECURITY LIGHT:
If the light stays on and the engine does not start, there could be a problem with he theft-deterrent system.

CHARGING SYSTEM LIGHT:
If the light stays on, or comes on while driving, there may be a problem with electrical charging system. Have it checked by the dealer. Driving while this light is on could drain the battery.

ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LIGHT:
If the light comes on and stays on, it means that oil is not flowing through the engine properly. The vehicle could be low on oil and might have some other system problem. See the dealer.

HIGH-BEAM ON LIGHT:
This light comes on when the high-beam headlamps are in use.

LOW FUEL WARNING LIGHT:
This light comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. The light turns off when fuel is added. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced.

AIRBAG READINESS LIGHT:
This light shows if there in an electrical problem with the airbag system. The airbag light comes on for several seconds when the vehicle is started. If the light does not come on then, have the vehicle fixed immediately.

ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) WARNING LIGHT:
If the light comes on an stays on while driving, stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off. Start the engine again to reset the system. If the light stays on, see dealer for service.

ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE WARNING LIGHT:

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP:
If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on and stays on while the engine is running, this indicates that there is an OBD ll problem and service is required.

AIRBAG READINESS LIGHT:
This light shows if there in an electrical problem with the airbag system. The airbag light comes on for several seconds when the vehicle is started. If the light does not come on then, have the vehicle fixed immediately.

BATTERY CHARGE INDICATOR: (ELR ONLY)
Just like the gas indicator shows how full your gas tank is, the battery charge indicator displays how full your battery charge is.

LAMPS ON REMINDER:
This light comes on when the lights are in use.