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My car has 25 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1999 Mercedes E320. Most common cause in Mercedes of that era is the brake light switch. I would have a diagnostic run on the warning light in order to be certain of the problem.

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Mercedes triangle warning light. The triangle exclamation mark warning light will come on to let you know if there is a problem that needs your attention. There are several reasons this light might come on but it should be accompanied by a message on the dashboard that indicates the problem.
The Mercedes-Benz brake assist system (BAS®) warning light is a red triangle that comes on when you are following another vehicle and do not meet emergency braking distances standards.
This indicator lets you know that there`s a Critical Warning Message that you need to read as soon as possible, but it doesn`t actually indicate a specific problem. Really, the triangle with an exclamation point is a catch-all warning light, designed to alert you to issues that your other lights won`t catch!
Green: the system is working correctly or is currently in use. Yellow: something is not working correctly – take extra care and check it out as soon as possible. Red: there is a serious, and potentially dangerous problem – stop driving as soon as it is safe to do so.
Click the Start Menu icon and select PC Settings. Select Update & Security and then click the Troubleshoot option on the left. Click the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter on the right-hand side. Finally, press the Run the troubleshooter button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Modern cars come with tire pressure monitoring systems and the little exclamation point inside of a half-circle merely means one or more of your tires have low pressure. If you see this sign don`t freak out. Instead, find a safe place to stop and inspect your tires.
Hazard warning lights are usually activated by a button in the centre of the dashboard that looks like a red triangle. You should use your hazard warning lights if your vehicle is a temporary obstruction.
If the triangle with exclamation point Honda warning light (aka, VSA® light) comes on while you`re driving, pull to the side of the road, somewhere safe, and turn off your engine.
The check engine light is usually the most serious and feared warning because of the kind of damage it can signal. This warning often indicates the potential for serious engine damage. When ignored, your vehicle could suffer from a blown head gasket or a seized engine.
Green or blue lights simply let you know that a system is on or operating. Orange/yellow warning lights generally signify that your vehicle needs to be serviced or repaired soon. These warnings are less urgent than if you have a red and/or flashing light. A red light means that you should take action immediately!
Find the reset button on the left side of your instrument cluster. Press the reset button and hold it until your display shows “To reset: Press reset button for 3 seconds.” Push the reset button again and hold it in until the display shows the system has been reset.
These yellow caution triangle labels can be used to mark and identify any and all hazards in the workplace and elsewhere. The labels use a universally-recognisable caution symbol (a black exclamation mark within a yellow triangle) to warn of potential danger.
A yellow triangle with exclamation mark is displayed on the C: drive in File Explorer. This is due to automatic device encryption not being enabled. The issue occurs if a user creates and logs on using a local account during the initial set up (out-of-box) of the computer.
The engine`s Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is illuminated on a dashboard. A small, yellow engine-shaped light indicates that the car`s electronic system has detected a problem that needs to be checked. This warning light is known as the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
If you breakdown on a carriageway you should put a warning triangle on the road at least 45 metres (147 feet) behind your broken-down vehicle on the same side of the road, or use other permitted warning devices if you have them. Always take great care when placing or retrieving them, but never use them on motorways.
If this light comes on it means there could be a problem with the engine management system, the fuel injection system, the exhaust system, the ignition system, or the fuel system which might cause the engine to enter emergency mode.
The Mercedes-Benz ESP® warning light is there to warn you that either ESP® is actively working to stabilize your vehicle (when flashing), or that the system is disabled (when the light stays on). In the first case, drive carefully, as the limits of your vehicle`s stability have been reached.
If this light comes on it means there could be a problem with the engine management system, the fuel injection system, the exhaust system, the ignition system, or the fuel system which might cause the engine to enter emergency mode.
A yellow triangle next to a device means Windows has identified a problem of some kind with that device. The yellow exclamation mark provides an indication of a device`s current status and could mean there`s a system resource conflict, a driver issue, or, frankly, almost any number of other things.

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orange triangle blinking in dashboard lightsystem
ANSWER : Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1999 Mercedes E320. Most common cause in Mercedes of that era is the brake light switch. I would have a diagnostic run on the warning light in order to be certain of the problem.

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ANSWER : Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend checking the brake fluid level and the brake fluid level sensor. These are more "logical", given recent service. Replacing the ABS is an expensive proposition. I would get an ABS reader on it first to see what ABS codes are being generated (these will be "next level deeper" than general OBD II codes). It could also be a dirty wheel speed sensors that just needs a good cleaning. Here at YourMechanic, we can have a technician come to your home or office to perform an ABS light inspection for you, and make or suggest the necessary repairs.

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The D light on the dashboard keeps blinking after the gear shift from reverse to drive
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The blinking D light indicates that there is a problem with the transmission. This may be something mechanical such as a shift solenoid or possibly some electrical such as a transmission speed sensor. This may also indicate that the transmission fluid may be low as well. I would not recommend driving the vehicle any further until you have this looked at by a qualified mechanic in order to avoid any potential further damage to the transmission.

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The instrument cluster module (DIM) could also be to blame, as it may be sharing bogus information over the network. Your Volvo involves dozens of different control modules communicating on a data bus, which can be difficult to diagnose. I suggest you leave this one to the professionals, such as the team at YourMechanic. They will be able to inspect your headlight system and let you know what exactly needs repair.

My hazard lights come on when open my car door and my clock in my car blinks also and my hazard light stay blinking what is the pr
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the hazards might turn on when you open the door. Typically when you open the door the jamb switch which controls the connection to your radio and interior lights is triggered to turn on and off. This switch is the first place you should look. However it may not be the switch itself that has failed, but the connections that lead from it to the components it will turn off or on. You may also want to look into the lighting control module, as it is one of the only things your interior lights and hazards have in common. For more help tracking down the issue, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Intermittently, dashboard and interior lights do not work
ANSWER : Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado. This is something that would require first hand inspection for complete diagnosis. However, there is a technical service bulletin (TSB) that may pertain to your issue. The TSB is number 89-T-129 and it deals with an "Electrical Problem" message on the message display and erratic air conditioning operation. The solution is to replace the HVAC control module with an upgraded one. There is also another TSB 89-T-140 which deals with intermittent climate control and instrument cluster operation due to a faulty solder joint in central power supply. The fix is to replace the unit with an upgraded model. I recommend having the pros at YourMechanic diagnose the electrical issues and repair this problem for you.