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Q: What does the i-VTEC indicator on the dash mean?

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What does the i-VTEC indicator on the dash mean?

Your car is equipped with some pretty advanced technology all around, including in the engine. The i-VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system is an intelligent engine performance system that’s designed to help reduce the chance of damage to the engine through high speed driving. If you see the i-VTEC light on in the dash, it means that the system has changed engine cams to accommodate for high RPMs (revolution per minute) in the engine. You’ll also notice that the Rev indicator comes on (which means that the tachometer gauge is approaching the danger zone).

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