Category: Warning Lights

Key Warning Light (Red)

What does the red key warning light do and why is it on? The red key warning light means there is a security error code. This light illuminates when the vehicle control modules see the ignition turned with a key that is not programmed to the vehicle or when there is an error within the...

Key Warning Light (Amber)

What does the amber key warning light do and why is it on? The amber key warning light means there is a security error code. This light illuminates when the vehicle control modules see the ignition turned without a key within range, there is a weak key battery, or there is a security error within...

Check Engine Light

What does the Check Engine Light do and why is it on? The check engine light can come on for thousands of reasons, but with the help of a scanner such as the FIXD sensor, you can narrow it down to a hand full of reasons it’s on. The check engine light’s main purpose is...

Traction Control Light

What does the traction control warning light do and why is it on? The traction control warning light comes on when there is a fault within the traction control system or when the traction control is operating. The traction control is meant to decrease wheel slip in slippery conditions. When the system operates the light...

Battery Light

What does the battery warning light do and why is it on? The battery warning light comes on when the vehicle's alternator isn’t charging properly. When this happens, the vehicle's battery light comes on to warn you of the concern. Once this happens, you have a short amount of time to get to a repair...

Airbag Light

What does the airbag warning light do and why is it on? The airbag warning light means there is an error code current or stored in the airbag system. This light is also called an SRS warning light which stands for a supplemental restraint system. When this light is on, the airbags will not work...

Brake Light

What does the brake warning light do and why is it on? The brake warning light can be turned on when the parking brake is engaged, brake fluid is low, or brake pads are worn. This light is serious and should be checked out as soon as possible.   Common reasons for this to happen The...

Low Washer Fluid Light

What does the low washer fluid light do and why is it on? The low washer fluid warning light will illuminate when the washer fluid is low. This is simply a light to let you know to top off your washer fluid.  Common reasons for this to happen Low washer fluid Leaking washer fluid reservoir ...

ABS Light

What does the ABS warning light do and why is it on? The ABS warning light tells you there's an issue within the vehicle’s anti-lock braking system. This system helps the tires not to lock up in the event of an emergency stop and when braking in slippery or wet conditions. When this light is...

Tire Pressure Light

What does the tire pressure warning light do and why is it on? The tire pressure warning light warns you when your tire pressure drops below a preset point. If it’s blinking or blinks when you first start the car and then goes solid, then there is an error within the tire pressure system and...

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