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Porsche 911 996 Car Warning Lights

Porsche 996 911 car warning lights, car warning symbols such as engine management light, ABS light, airbag light this guide will help you. We have created this Porsche 996 911 dashboard lights meaning guide and will show you how to deal with an engine light, airbag warning light, ABS light and all of the other car warning signs on your dashboard. You might need to buy a scanner online which will show Porsche trouble codes and clear the warning light for good.
The following symbols have been taken from a 2001 Porsche 911 996 Carrera 4. The best Porsche diagnostic kit on the market right now for the 911 996 is the iCarsoft POR V1.0 Porsche OBD Code Reader. It will read & reset Porsche fault codes & Porsche trouble codes aswell as turn off dashboard lights such as the Porsche check engine light, Porsche airbag light or the Porsche ABS warning light.

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Porsche 911 996 check engine warning light - if the CHECK symbol illuminates in your Porsche 911 996 it indicates there is a problem with the engine emissions and needs to be diagnosed ASAP. It could be something simple like a faulty O2 sensor, camshaft sensor, MAF sensor etc and you should use the iCarsoft POR V1.0 Porsche OBD Code Reader to diagnose the fault. Once the problem is corrected you can use the kit to erase the trouble codes and remove the CHECK engine warning light in your Porsche 911 996.

Porsche 911 996 ABS warning light - if the ABS symbol is illuminated in your Porsche 911 996 it indicates a fault within this system. The chances are it will be a faulty ABS sensor, or it could be a problem with the ABS pump or ABS module. To diagnose and pinpoint the fault you should use the iCarsoft POR V1.0 Porsche OBD Code Reader to read & then clear the trouble codes & then the warning light from the dash. 

Porsche 911 996 airbag warning light - if the airbag symbol is illuminated on the dashboard of your Porsche 911 996 it means there is a serious fault within this system and it should be checked ASAP. You can diagnose the fault yourself by using the iCarsoft POR V1.0 Porsche OBD Code Reader. The kit will allow you to read the fault codes, and when the problem is put right you can erase the trouble codes and the airbag warning light. 

Porsche 911 996 triangle ! warning light, this is the PSM or Porsche stability mode warning light and turns the traction on and off. You will generally see this illuminate when driving over road surfaces like snow, ice or lots of water. If the light has illumnated under normal circumstances you should use the iCarsoft POR V1.0 Porsche OBD Code Reader to diagnose & reset the fault.

Porsche 911 996 washer fluid warning light - if this illuminates on the dash of your Porsche please top up the windscreen wash fluid.

Porsche 911 996 spoiler warning light - if this is illuminated it indicates a fault with the rear spoiler system in your Porsche. To diagnose a fault like this you would need to use the Porsche Durametric Kit.

Porsche 911 996 PSM OFF - this is the Porsche Stability Mode warning light and will illuminate when the PSM is turned off. This means the traction control is disabled.

Porsche 911 996 P or Parking brake warning light - this will illuminate when the parking brake is engaged. If the Parking brake is in the OFF position and the light is still illuminated it could be a faulty system. You should check your brake fluid levels and top up if required.

Porsche 911 996 oil pressure warning light - check your oil levels as soon as possible to prevent engine damage and top up as required.

Porsche 911 996 convertible roof roll over protection warning light.

Porsche 911 996 brake fluid check warning light - check your brake fluid levels and top up as required.

Porsche 911 996 brake pads warning light - this symbol indicates that your brakepads need to be replaced.

Porsche 911 996 luggage compartment lid or engine lid are open, please check before you continue.

Porsche 911 996 battery warning light - indicates that the battery is not being charged correctly and this system needs to be checked out.
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1. Porsche 911 996 Voltmeter
2. Porsche 911 996 Speedometer with analogue display
3. Porsche 911 996 Cruise control indicator light
4. Porsche 911 996 Odometer, trip counter
5. Porsche 911 996 Tachometer
6. Porsche 911 996 Direction indicator pilot light, left
7. Porsche 911 996 Speedometer with digital display
8. Porsche 911 996 High beam indicator light
9. Porsche 911 996 Direction indicator pilot light, right.
10. Porsche 911 996 Light sensor for instrument illumination
11. Porsche 911 996 Clock, engine oil level gauge
12. Porsche 911 996 Tiptronic indicator
13. Porsche 911 996 Cooling system, temperature guage warning light
14. Porsche 911 996 Fuel level gauge warning light
15. Porsche 911 996 Engine oil pressure gauge
A. Porsche 911 996 Luggage compatrment lid, engine compartment lid warning light.
B. Porsche 911 996 Porsche stability management PSM information Light.
C. Porsche 911 996 Porsche stability management PSM warning light.
D. Porsche 911 996 Retractable rear spoiler warning light
E. Porsche 911 996 Brake-pad wear warning light.
F. Porsche 911 996 Handbrake warning light.
G. Porsche 911 996 Brake fluid level warning light.
H. Porsche 911 996 ABS warning light.
I. Porsche 911 996 Engine oil pressure warning light.
K. Porsche 911 996 Battery charge warning light.
L. Porsche 911 996 Washer fluid level warning light.
M. Porsche 911 996 Seat belt warning light.
N. Porsche 911 996 Airbag warning light.
O. Porsche 911 996 Roll-over protection warning light.
P. Porsche 911 996 Convertible top warning light.
Q. Porsche 911 996 Emission control warning light

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