What do the lights on my BMW dashboard mean?

Red – Communicates a warning that requires immediate attention. Orange and Yellow – Designates a warning that is not critical but requires attention as soon as possible. Blue and Green – Indicates the BMW features or technology that is currently active.

Why does BMW use orange lights?

Although red lights are ideal for night vision, it does not provide ideal clarity with small details. As a result, BMW compromises to using a longer wavelenght color on the spectrum to orange. The wavelength of orange allows for an ideal compromise between night vision and clarity of the instruments.

What is the orange symbol on my dash?

An orange dashboard warning light means the engine management system – the computer that runs the engine – has detected a fault. You may continue to drive a car with an orange dashboard warning light, but you should head to your local service centre for diagnosis and repair as soon as possible.

What does a triangle with an exclamation mean?

Usually the red triangle with an exclamation point means the message was not sent.

What are the warning lights and indicators found in BMW vehicles?

The following are warning lights and indicators found in vehicles built by BMW. Click a link to learn more about each one. They are roughly ordered by importance, which tends to be by color (red, amber, yellow, orange, green, blue, gray), but there are nearly 60 of them so be patient!

What does it mean when your BMW’s engine light flashes?

Engine: When this warning light flashes or stays on, you will want to have your vehicle serviced immediately as it means there is an issue with your engine, its emissions, or its components. Steering System: Your BMW’s steering system has something wrong with it; it may not work properly or power steering may be unavailable.

What do the symbols on the BMW dashboard mean?

Other symbol colors such as blue and green provide the driver with information such as lights and indicators. Flashing warning lights inform the driver of an urgent issue. Feel free to contact our Hendrick BMW Service Experts at (888) 862-8920, or fill out the form on the right.

What does the front seat safety belt light mean on BMW?

Front Safety Belt: When this light is on your dash, it means either the front passenger or the driver needs to secure their safety belt. Braking System: When this light is on, it indicates a potentially serious problem with the braking system, and you should visit a BMW service center immediately.