Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What do the turn signal/hazard indicator lights on the dash mean?

asked by on

What do the turn signal/hazard indicator lights on the dash mean?

A: It’s important that you’re able to communic...

It’s important that you’re able to communicate things to other drivers – the intention to turn, for instance. When you go to turn your car from one road onto another, or into a driveway or parking lot, you use your turn signal. Flipping the stalk down (for left) or up (for right) turns on the front and rear turn signals outside your car. It also illuminates the corresponding light in your dashboard.

Your hazard lights are the same lights used to signal that you’re turning. When you press the hazard light button on your car, it turns on all four flashers at the same time. Both turn signal lights on the dash will also light up and flash in time with your hazards.

Tip

Turn your hazard lights off if you need to turn because they disable the turn signal function (all four lights are flashing).

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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Air Condition/Heat at the same time

Your 2006 Accord has the ability to mix the air for the driver and passenger sides independently of each other. Each has it's own control motor. I would suspect that the passenger control motor is failing or possibly the switch...

Q: How do I deactivate/activate the Belt-Minder feature?

Your truck has a Belt-Minder feature that reminds you to buckle up if you begin to drive without your seat belt hooked up. This feature can be deactivated even though it is for your safety. Only disable it when you...

Q: Check engine light is on

Hello. If the trouble codes have remained after the crankshaft position sensor has been replaced then it may be possible that the issue lies elsewhere. P0335 is the trouble code for a crank position sensor malfunction. The circuit includes the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...