Car Lighting Symbols: What symbols can light up?
The car lighting symbols are related to the vehicle's lighting system. They belong to the car dashboard symbols that the driver sees almost every day, but not all of them are necessarily green or blue.
Green and blue dashboard lights inform the driver the specific headlights are turned on at the moment, but if the orange warning lights come on, there may be a problem. So what kind of warning lights can you encounter in the case of the lighting system, and what do they indicate?
Table of Contents
- Automatic high beams
- High beam lights
- Automatic high beams indicator
- Daytime running lights
- Front fog lights
- Low beam indicator
- Side light indicator
- Turn signal indicator
- Adaptive headlights system (AFL)
- AFS warning light
- Brake light bulb warning light
- Bulb failure warning light
- DRL warning light
- Headlight range control
- Rain and light sensor
- Rear fog lights indicator
- Rear lights warning light
Automatic high beams
This symbol indicates that the automatic high beam dimming function is active. This indicator may have green or white color depending on the vehicle.
High beam lights
The blue symbol indicates that the high-beam headlights are on.
Automatic high beams indicator
This green symbol indicates that the automatic high beam dimming function is activated. Depending on the vehicle, this indicator may have a blue (less common) or white color.
Daytime running lights
This green symbol indicates that the daytime running lights are on.
Front fog lights
It signals that the front fog lights are on.
Low beam indicator
The green indicator light means the car's dipped beam is turned on.
Side light indicator
This green light turns on when the side headlights are in use.
Turn signal indicator
This flashing indicator informs the driver that the turn signal is on. In most cars, the arrows are separated, and only one blinks. In some, they may appear together as a single warning light.
Adaptive headlights system (AFL)
This symbol signals a failure of the adaptive lighting system. As with the rain sensor, the lighting should still work in standard mode.
AFS warning light
This warning light indicates that the AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) malfunctioned or was turned off. The AFS automatically adjusts the angle and intensity of the headlights to optimize visibility in curves. Even in case of the AFS malfunction, the function of the main headlights should not be affected, but we recommend checking them just to be sure.
Brake light bulb warning light
This warning light comes on if the external brake light bulb is defective. If necessary, the bulb should be replaced as soon as possible.
Bulb failure warning light
It informs about a non-functioning light bulb that needs to be replaced.
DRL warning light
This warning light indicates a problem with the DRL, or in other words, a problem with the daytime running lights.
Headlight range control
It signals a malfunction of the automatic adjustments of the headlights. The functionality will not be impaired in manual mode but will not operate automatically.
Rain and light sensor
Illuminates in case of malfunction of automatic wiping and lighting of lights. The functionality of the wipers and lights is not impaired, but they won't switch automatically.
Rear fog lights indicator
It illuminates if the rear fog lights are on.
Rear lights warning light
This orange symbol warns of a defective bulb in one of the rear lights. The replacement of a defective light bulb should not be postponed mainly for safety reasons.