1. ABS warning light - it is turned on every time there's something wrong with the Anti-lock Brake System. Note that the ABS symbol is activated once the drive starts the engine but it's automatically turned off after a few seconds.
2. Low fuel notification - this panel is switched on if the fuel level gets very low and refuel is required.
3. Seat belt reminder - the symbol appears and remains active as long as the engine is started and the seat belt remains unfastened; depending on the car manufacturer and car model, the seat belt reminder is combined with an audio notification.
4. Electrical problem warning - this light warns you that there's a problem with the electrical system of the car.
5. Brake system alert - the notification is powered on if the ECU detects a problem to the brake system.
6. Warning light - it signals an unidentified problem with your car; it usually requires the car to be serviced.
7. Child seat indicator - if turned on, it informs you that the standardized child safety seat is attached.
8. Tire pressure monitor - the warning is turned on in case of low tire pressure which could raise the fuel consumption or affect the grip.
9. Air filter - usually installed on the center console but also found on the dashboard, this light informs the driver that a malfunction was detected at the passenger compartment air filter.
10. Front airbag - the light monitors the front airbag and, in case it is turned on, signals a problem with it; it usually requires professional assistance.
11. Side airbag - same as the front airbag but intended for the side airbag.
12. Child seat - this symbol informs the driver that there may be a problem with the rear-mounted child seat; similar to number 7 but used by different manufacturers.
13. Fog beams indicator - it is activated and remains on once the driver turns on the fog beams.
14. Windshield wash - the notification appears once the windshield wipers are activated.
15. Master lighting switch.
16. Rear window defrost - pretty self-explanatory, it is turned on once the driver presses the rear window defrosting button.
17. Child seat warning - similar to the other child seat notifications, it warns the driver that the child seat may be wrongly installed.
18. Brake fluid malfunction - rarely installed on the dashboard, it unveils a problem in the brake fluid recipient.
19. Battery warning - if this light is turned on while driving, it reveals a malfunction concerning the battery charging system.
20. Child safety lock - if lighted on, the symbol shows you that the child safety lock has been activated.
21. Emergency indicator - the notification is activated once the driver pushes the emergency button.
22. Cruise control - this light is turned on if the cruise control system is activated; note that it may differ by brand and car model.
23. Windshield defrost - similar to rear window defrost but especially intended for windshield.
24. Powertrain malfunction - if on, this light shows that the powertrain has been damaged and the car needs to be serviced as soon as possible.
25. Slip indicator - mostly installed on luxury cars, the slip indicator unveils that the car may lose grip due to difficult driving conditions.
26. Open doors indicator - this symbol is usually turned on just after the driver starts the engine and informs him that one or more doors are closed incorrectly.
27. Anti-theft system - exclusively installed on Ford models, this symbol flashes once the Securilock Anti-theft technology has been enabled.
28. Electronic Throttle Control light - briefly enabled when the driver starts the engine, the indicator shows a malfunction in the Electronic Throttle Control system.
29. AWD - with a pretty suggestive name, this panel is lighted on once the all-wheel drive system is enabled.
30. ESP/BAS light - similar to the ABS indicator, but especially installed to inform the driver about a potential problem with the Electronic Stability Program technology.
31. Overdrive indicator - it shows the driver that the overdrive system has been turned off.
32. Turn signals - surely the most known instrument panels, the turn signals are activated once the driver changes direction and uses the signal lever.
33. Temperature warning light - it warns the driver of the possibility of engine overheating and usually demands the driver to stop the vehicle.
34. OBD Indicator - member of the Onboard Diagnostics, this indicators reveals a problem to the engine or to the gas emissions and required the car to be serviced.
35. High beam light - it is turned on once the driver activates the high beam mode of the headlights.
36. Oil pressure warning - this notification is turned on if the ECU detects a problem with the oil pressure; the driver is usually recommended to stop the vehicle and service it as soon as possible.