Jeep Wrangler Dashboard Light Guide

Jeep Wrangler Dashboard Light Guide


As you get behind the wheel of your Jeep Wrangler for any adventures you may take on the roads of Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland, OR, you want to be mindful of your dashboard. There are several indicators on the dashboard that can alert you to many things. You want to have full knowledge of what these icons and symbols mean.

That’s why we at Dick’s CJDR of Wilsonville (CDJR) have put together a Jeep Wrangler dashboard light guide to help you understand this. In some cases, you may be alerted to an active system. In others, service may be required. Get to know these symbols in this article.

Oil Temperature Warning Light 

The oil temperature warning light appears in the shape of a thermometer inside an oil can. This icon appears when your engine oil starts to overheat. You may need to pull over and turn off the vehicle to allow for the engine to cool and continue on your journey.

Oil Pressure Warning Light

The oil pressure warning light appears as an oil can with a drop falling from it. This lights up when the oil pressure drops. Again, you should pull over and turn off the engine. Restart it to see if the indicator still appears. If it does, you may need to get a tow to a service center for immediate attention.

Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light 

The anti-lock brake system warning light shows as the letters “ABS” inside a circle with two curved lines on either side. This icon appears when the anti-lock brake system has an issue. You should schedule service to have it checked out.

Service Forward Collision Warning Light 

The Forward Collision Warning system can be a great resource in preventing collisions. When you see an icon on your dashboard that shows two cars approaching each other with a star in the middle and an exclamation point at the side, it indicates that there is an issue with the Forward Collision Warning system. Schedule service to have this safety feature looked at and repaired.

Water in Fuel Indicator Light 

This indicator appears as a gas tank with water drops next to it. This displays when the fuel filter has water in it. What you should do when you see this icon is empty out the water, then go to a service center to have the system bled.

Adaptive Cruise Control Ready Light

The Adaptive Cruise Control can be a great resource as you drive the highway. This icon appears as a white light that shows a vehicle with multiple lines in front of it. This means the Adaptive Cruise Control is active with no specific settings in place.

Sway Bar Indicator Light 

This icon displays the words “SWAY BAR.” This means that the front sway bar may be disconnected, and you should have it checked.

4WD Indicator Light 

If you see the icon displayed as “4H” on the dashboard, this means that your 4-wheel drive is active. You especially want to look for this icon if you are trying to go off-road and need these settings activated.


Get Jeep Service at Our Dealership

When you see any of these icons or notice anything different with your Jeep Wrangler, you should come and see us for service. Here at Dick’s CJDR of Wilsonville, we have a service team ready to help get you back on the road safely.

Ensure you can reach all of your destinations around Wilsonville, Woodburn, and Portland, OR, by getting the service you need and having a full understanding of your Jeep Wrangler dashboard.

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