Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Two instrument panel lights are not working - the fuel warning light and the seatbelt warning light.

asked by on

I have a FAW V2 (I selected Fiat as there are no FAW option), and it seems like 2 lights on the instrument panel are not working. The one is the low fuel warning, and the other is the seatbelt warning (driver & passenger) light. The car is barely a year old, so I doubt that it is a bulb that is blown. Can it possibly be a fuse? Or a sensor? Any info will be much appreciated. Thanks

My car has 18000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

If a sensor has failed for the seatbelt light, then the light will come on. If the low fuel warning light does not come on, it indicates that either the vehicle was not driven long enough to make the light come on, or that the sensor on the fuel pump has failed.

For the fuel warning light, check the wiring between the fuel pump level sensor and the dashboard for resistance. If there is resistance, then the sensor is working. If there is no resistance, then the sensor has failed and the unit in the fuel tank needs to be replaced. If the sensor is working and there are no blown fuses, then check for any loose or broken ground wires under the dash.

For the seatbelt, check for any fuses that are blown. If there are no blown fuses, then the sensor may have looped itself and caused the computer to think that the belt is connected.

It is recommended that you change the seatbelt sensor for both the front seats. If you need further assistance in troubleshooting your vehicle, then seek out a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to inspect your vehicle and check why the lights are not coming on.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Two instrument panel lights are not working - the fuel warning light and the seatbelt warning light.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have to fill gas tank everyday due to car using alot of fuel

Hi there. There are dozens of problems that can lead to a drop in gas mileage, some of them are serious and some can be easily corrected. Here are some of the more common issues that can affect the fuel...

Q: Theres is a battery sign on dashboard and my steering wheel is hard ti turn especially in reverse

Hello There, This is a commonly known problem in the Fiats. Your car has a power steering system that is electrically powered which is why the steering becomes difficult when the battery is not charging properly. As the system voltage...

Q: Lights not working

Hi. In some vehicles, all these lights are controlled by the dimmer switch. The switch may be part of your headlight switch, or it can just be attached to the headlamp switch. This is something that requires electrical wiring diagrams...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...