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> Dashboard Warning Lights, terminology and interpreting help needed
post Mar 3 2009, 09:48 PM
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Hi, all. First-time poster here, hoping for some help.

First question: what is the official Volvo term for these things? I need to know so I can ask intelligent-sounding questions.

Second: Where can I find a chart of all the icons, what they look like and what they mean? My fiancee is driving the thing right now, and a new one has turned on. She could only describe it as "having a dollar sign and some wavy lines". If anyone recognizes it, great, please let me know what it means and what to do.

We're both unemployed at this point, so anything with a dollar sign on it obviously catches our attention. Right now, all I can think the light means is "this is going to be a very expensive repair if you don't deal with it immediately".

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post Mar 3 2009, 10:18 PM
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Here is where you can download a pdf of the owners manual Volvo Owners Manual The only thing that I can think of that sounds like it has wavy lines might be if you are driving on slippery surfaces it would show that you were losing traction. By the way, welcome. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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hmm... well first of all, they are called indication and warning lights and does it look something like the thing on the attachment? well if you have any lights that you dont know, you can always go to a auto zone and they will scan your computer in the car for free.

and by the way, if that is the symbol, it means that your fog lights are one and there should be a switch for that which has the same symbol on it. and u might rule that out because u dont have any fog lights in the front of your car under your head light assembly but there might be some in your tail lights. good luck
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