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What do my check engine light look like

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. The check engine light should look like this:

Check Engine Lights | AAMCO Minnesota

There are three types of lights on your dashboard. The green lights are not technically warnings, but indicators that tell you basic information about whats going on with the vehicle. Yellow lights are warnings, like the check engine light, that should draw your attention and let you know that something could potentially be wrong. Red warning lights are the most dire of warnings, and they indicate a more serious problem has been detected and that you should stop the vehicle and have it looked at ASAP. Good luck!

LeeAnn Shattuck, Chief Car Chick at The Car Chick

The check engine light is a yellow light that looks like an engine shape.  It may or may not have the word "check" under it, also in yellow.  On a Dodge, it is usually located near the speedometer or tachometer.   The symbol and its location for your vehicle will be in your owner's manual.  

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