Q: What does the Shift Position indicator on the dash mean?

asked by on

What does the Shift Position indicator on the dash mean?

The Shift Position indicator on the dash of your car is pretty self-explanatory. It is just an indication of what gear the transmission is currently in, from park to reverse, drive, first and second. However, you’ll also find that it can provide you with additional information.

For instance, if the D is blinking, it means there’s a problem with the transmission system and you should have the car inspected. The light should be on as long as the key is turned to the on position and it should always match the gear selected with the gearshift.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What does the Shift Position indicator on the dash mean?

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: Car coughs while driving.....sometimes.

Hi there. There are multiple potential causes of your engine's "cough". The engine that powers your 2007 Honda City has multiple sensors that help the fuel system burn fuel efficiently. Since your fuel efficiency mileage is also suffering, my...

Q: Bought cheap crank shaft sensor, now a code is coming on.

Hi - regarding the crankshaft sensor - if the new one (cheap or otherwise) is not causing any misfire, it is just fine for now anyway. What code is "still coming up"? That is fairly important in the diagnostic process....

Q: How do I change the display?

You can change the display based on what you would like the audio system to show you. The display has two available options: Title (the song name or program title will be displayed), and Name/Title (artist and song name, or...

Related articles

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...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.