Indication and warning lampsIndication and warning lamps  - Instruments and controls - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

A: Petrol-powered vehicle B: Diesel-powered vehicle

A: Petrol-powered vehicle
B: Diesel-powered vehicle

1- Turn-signal indication lamps/Hazard warning lamps
2- Automatic transmission indication lamp (vehicles with A/T only, “N” indicator lamp is used also as A/T warning lamp.)
3- High-beam indication lamp
4- Low fuel warning lamp
5- Front fog lamp indication lamp*
6- Rear fog lamp indication lamp
7- Door ajar warning lamp
8- ABS warning lamp
9- Brake warning lamp
10-HOLD indication lamp (vehicle with automatic transmission INVECS- II 4A/T only)
11-Supplemental restraint (SRS) warning lamp
12-Oil pressure warning lamp
13-Charge warning lamp
14-TCL indication lamp*
15-Check engine indication lamp
16-Cruise control indication lamp*
17-Diesel preheat indication lamp (diesel-powered vehicles only)
18-Overheating warning lamp (diesel-powered vehicles only)

NOTE

To find information concerning the indication or warning lamps marked by the symbol “ Page xx”, refer to the specified pages. For the other indication and warning lamps, refer to the subsequent pages.

Turn-signal indication lamps - green

Turn-signal indication lamps - green

These indication lamps blink on and off when a turnsignal lamp is operating.

NOTE

If the blinking is too fast, the cause may be a faulty turn-signal connection or a blown lamp bulb.

Hazard warning indication lamps - green

When the hazard warning lamp switch is pressed, all turn-signal lamps will flash on and off continuously.

High-beam indication lamp - blue

High-beam indication lamp - blue

This indication lamp illuminates when the high beam is used.

lamp - amberLow fuel indication lamp - amber

The indication lamp comes on when the fuel tank is getting low. Refuel as soon as possible.

CAUTION

Do not drive with an extremely low fuel level, running out of fuel could cause damage to the catalytic converter.

NOTE

(1) On inclines or curves, due to the movement of fuel in the tank, the low fuel indication lamp may come on earlier than usual.
(2) When the engine on diesel–powered vehicles fails to operate owing to running out of fuel, it may sometimes be difficult to start after refueling. This is due to air entering the fuel system. Therefore, air must be bled from the system. (Refer to the page 8–21.)

lamp* - greenFront fog lamp indication lamp* - green

This lamp illuminates while the front fog lamps are on.

 

lamp - amberRear fog lamp indication lamp - amber

This lamp illuminates while the rear fog lamp is on.

 

CAUTION

Before moving your vehicle, check that the warning lamp is OFF.

Brake warning lamp - red

Brake warning lamp - red

With the ignition switch “ON”, the brake warning lamp illuminates under the following conditions:

(1) When the parking brake lever has been engaged.
(2) When the brake fluid level in the reservoir falls to a low level.

CAUTION

(1) In the situations listed below, brake performance may be compromised, if brakes are applied suddenly; consequently, avoid driving at high speeds or applying the brakes suddenly. Furthermore, the vehicle should be brought to a stop in a safe location and your nearest authorized MITSUBISHI dealer should be contacted.

  • The brake warning lamp does not illuminate when the parking brake is applied or does not turn off when the parking brake is released.
  • The brake warning lamp remains illuminated during driving.

(2) The vehicle should be brought to a halt in the following manner when brake performance has deteriorated.

  • Depress the brake pedal harder than usual.
  • Should the brakes fail, use engine braking to reduce your speed and slowly pull the parking brake lever to park your vehicle.
    Depress the brake pedal to operate the stop lamp (brake lamp) to alert the vehicles behind you.

- redCharge warning lamp - red

This lamp illuminates when the ignition key is turned “ON”, and goes off after the engine has started.

CAUTION

If it illuminates while the engine is running, there is a problem in the charging system. In this case, immediately park your vehicle in a safe place and contact your nearest authorized MITSUBISHI dealer.

  • Abnormality in the charging system
  • Broken alternator belt

Check engine indication lamp - amber

Check engine indication lamp - amber

This lamp is a part of an onboard diagnostic system which monitors the emissions, engine and automatic transmission control systems.

If a problem is detected in one of these systems, this lamp illuminates or flashes. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not need towing, have the system checked as soon as possible at an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer.

This lamp will also illuminate for a few seconds when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position. If it does not go off after a few seconds, take the vehicle to an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer.

CAUTION

(1) Prolonged driving with this lamp on may cause further damage to the emission control system. It could also affect fuel economy and drivability.
(2) If the lamp does not illuminate when the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position, have the system checked at an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer. (3) If the lamp illuminates or flashes while the engine is running, avoid driving at high speeds and have the system checked at an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer. During vehicle operation with the lamp illuminated or flashing, the vehicle may not accelerate when you depress the accelerator pedal.
When the vehicle is stationary with the lamp illuminated or flashing, you must depress the brake pedal more firmly than usual since the engine idling speed is higher than usual and the vehicle with an automatic transmission has a stronger tendency to creep forward.

NOTE

The engine electronic control module accommodating the onboard diagnostic system has various fault data (especially about the exhaust emission) stored. This data will be erased if a battery cable is disconnected, which will make rapid diagnosis difficult. Do not disconnect a battery cable when the check engine indication lamp is ON.

Oil pressure warning lamp - red

Oil pressure warning lamp - red

This lamp illuminates when the ignition key is turned “ON”, and goes off after the engine has started. If it illuminates while the engine is running, the oil pressure is too low.

If the warning lamp illuminates while the engine is running, turn the engine off and contact your nearest authorized MITSUBISHI dealer for inspection.

CAUTION

(1) If this lamp illuminates when the engine oil level is not low, contact your nearest authorized MITSUBISHI dealer for inspection.
(2) This warning lamp does not indicate the amount of oil in the crankcase. This must be determined by checking the oil level on the dipstick, while the engine is switched off.
(3) If you continue driving with low engine oil level or with this warning lamp illuminated, engine seizure may occur.

NOTE

The oil pressure warning lamp should not be treated as an indication of the engine’s oil level. The oil level must be checked using the dipstick.

lamp - amber (diesel-powered vehicles)Diesel preheat indication lamp - amber (diesel-powered vehicles)

The indication lamp illuminates when the ignition switch is in the “ON” position. As the glow plug becomes hot, the lamp goes out and the engine can be started.

lamp - red (diesel-powered vehicles)Overheating warning lamp - red (diesel-powered vehicles)

If the warning lamp illuminates while the engine is running, it is possible that the engine is overheated. Immediately park your vehicle in a safe place and make the necessary corrections. (Refer to “Engine overheating on page 8–15.)

While driving, care should always be taken to maintain the normal operating temperature.

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