If the wait-to-start light stays on after starting the engine, the vehicle may not run properly. To release, press and continue to hold until the parking brake light goes out. Allowing the engine to warm around the brake area can be enough to release it. Steady Light: Have vehicle serviced. The light may come on in cool weather temporarily and go out after the tires have warmed. Lift the hood to check that the engine cooling fan is working. Each symbol meaning is explained along with what action to take based on manufacturer recommendations.
Dealerships will tell you you need a new cluster, but the back lights are the seven beige studs on the back and the one white one for the odometer specifically. If the light stays on, have system serviced. If this light comes on when driving, a malfunction has been detected in emissions control. First tilt the steering wheel out of place, pull bezel straight out carefully, and with 7mm screw head remove the four mounting screws and pull cluster out. Many warning lights come on when the engine has started. If the service electronic parking brake remains on, have vehicle serviced. Immediately switch off any electrical accessories to conserve battery power as this may allow you to travel further.
When the system is in operation, the light turns amber and flashes. Parking brakes may become stuck due to ice. Detailed below are the dashboard warning lights for all three generations of the Chevy Equinox. The vehicle will still stop by using one hydraulic circuit, but for best braking performance, both circuits need to be working. .
Restart the engine to reset the system. Be cautious of braking excessively. Acting immediately to a dashboard warning light may prevent a serious and expensive repair and in some cases may prevent injury. If no steam is coming from the engine, it's usually not too serious. Continual driving with the warning light on may increase fuel consumption and may result in the engine not running smoothly. The bulb replacement that I used was different than the original but has the same voltage and watts, the old one had a white base with frosted cover, while the new one had a beige base and clear, which made the new light brighter but very workable. Turn off the engine and restart to reset the system.
This indicates that the system is working. The light should come on briefly at startup, if it doesn't there may be a system failure. Insert new bulb and turn it clockwise quarter turn. I have a 2005 Equinox and recently had the problem with the odometer bulb going out. Avoid heavy acceleration, reduce speed and avoid steep uphill climbs. If the light does not come on or comes on when driving, there may be a fault with the theft-deterrent system.
If oil level is correct, or the warning light stays on, this means the oil pressure if low and that oil may not be flowing through the engine correctly. Damage due to incorrect engine oil usage is not covered by vehicle warranty. Corrosion is another cause of a stuck parking brake. Only the bulb needs to be replaced, not the entire cluster. If the electronic parking brake fails to apply, the rear wheels should be blocked to prevent vehicle movement. Cruise Control Low The Chevrolet Equinox cruise control light is white when the system is ready and green when the cruise control system is active. If the engine fails to start after 15 seconds of turn-over, wait one minute before attempting again.
Immobilizer Medium This car with lock light should illuminate on the Chevrolet Equinox dashboard when the engine starts and go out shortly. Oil Pressure High The Chevrolet Equinox Engine Oil warning light is and indication that oil levels are low or that oil pressure is low. If you cannot start the vehicle, try an alternative transmitter or replace the batteries. Check oil levels and and add if required. If the light comes on while driving, it's highly likely that the battery power will drain and the engine will soon stop.
Plug in cluster again, insert the mounting screws, replace bezel. Disconnect cluster and remove burnt out bulb by giving it a counter clockwise quarter turn. The result is reduced stopping distances and better steering control. The system does not continuously steer the wheel and may not keep the vehicle directly in the lane. The dashboard symbol will illuminate when the system is manually switched off.
Reduce trailer loads if applicable. This allows the cranking motor to cool. Have electronic parking brake maintenance as soon as possible. Either remove the load or buckle the seat belt. The light will also turn on stable and stay on if there's a system failure detected.