Vauxhall Insignia Dashboard Lights And Meaning

Vauxhall Insignia Dashboard Lights and Meanings

The Vauxhall Insignia (known as the Opel Insignia) was first manufactured in 2008 (first generation from 2008 to 2017) and is presently in the current second generation.

The Vauxhall / Opel Insignia dash warning lights are detailed on this page apply to both first-generation (Mk 1) and second-generation (Mk 2) and all model variations. Dashboard instrument shows vary by model version.

Green symbols are used to inform the driver that a system/utility has been turned on. Yellow symbols indicate a minor failure or that a utility has shut down when it is enabled by default.

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The Vauxhall Insignia dash warning lights help you to understand failure in your vehicle. They can prevent a car from a breakdown or total failure, which can save you from an expensive repair bill. If these lights are working correctly, no warning light is illuminating; it means you stay safer on the road.

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Seat Belt Reminder in Vauxhall Insignia

The red seat belt warning light on Vauxhall Insignia illuminates along with an audible alarm notifying the driver, and front passenger must fasten their seat belts.

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Airbag System in Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia airbag warning light illuminates for approximately 4 seconds when the ignition is switched on. If this warning light remains on, does not illuminate, or illuminate while driving, then there is a fault with the airbag or seat belt pre-tensioners, which may fail to trigger at the time of an accident. If you intend to place a child seat in the front passenger seat, you may need to disable the front passenger airbag.

ABS or Anti lock break system

Anti-Lock Break System, ABS in Vauxhall Insignia

The Antilock Brake System is a safety system that prevents the wheels from locking. If a wheel shows signs of blockage, the ABS begins to regulate the brake pressure. The vehicle continues steerable, even during hard braking. The Vauxhall Insignia ABS warning light illuminates in the dash for a few seconds when the ignition is on, and when it goes off, the anti-lock brake system is ready to go. If this warning stays on or comes on while driving, a fault has developed in the ABS. The brake system remains operational but without ABS regulation.

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Dynamic stability control or DSC in Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system improves driving stability. As soon as the vehicle begins to drift, engine power is reduced, and the wheels are individually braked. The system uses traction control to prevent wheel spin. The ESC uses ABS sensors to help detect vehicle instability, and when a fault occurs in the system, it is often related to ABS sensors.

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Runflat indicator RPA of Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light glows steadily or flashes yellow. When it glows steadily, that means pressure loss has been detected in one or more tires. Stop immediately and check the tires/replace the wheel if necessary. If the light is flashing, that indicates there is a system failure or a tire has been installed without a sensor. After blinking for 60 to 90 seconds, the warning light illuminates steadily.

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Steering System of Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia power steering warning light is the variable effort steering system. If this warning light illuminates, there is a fault in the steering. It may be temporary due to the continuous blocking direction from left to right. When the system has cooled down, the regular operation will resume. If the warning light comes on, contact a Vauxhall workshop. It is not dangerous, but you may notice that more physical effort is required when driving.

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Engine Functions of Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall/Opel Insignia Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL), otherwise known as the check engine light, will illuminate either the static or the flash. If the light is stable, it indicates a defect with the emission control system where the permitted limits of toxic emissions may be exceeded. On diesel engines, cleaning of particulate filters may not be possible. It can potentially result in damage if not fixed soon. Fuel consumption can be seen increasing. If the light flashes indicate a possible engine misfire resulting in catalytic converter damage. Switch off the accelerator until the light goes out. If the light remains in any condition, seek help from a qualified Vauxhall / Opel workshop as soon as possible.

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Rear Fog Lights of Vauxhall Insignia

This symbol represents the rear fog lights of Vauxhall Insignia being switched on.

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Lane Departure Warning of Vauxhall Insignia

Lane Keeping Assist is designed to help keep the driver within lane lines if the system detects unintended lane departures. The system manages the same camera as the Forward Collision Alert System, and therefore the same faults and limitations apply. The system operates at vehicle speeds between 37 mph and 112 mph, and only when lane markings are visible to the camera. The symbol illuminates green when the system is operating and turns yellow and smoothly turns the steering when the vehicle approaches a lane line without a driver's indication. If the lane line deviates, the warning light blinks along with three chimes.

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Dipped head lights of Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia's dipped headlight symbol indicates that dipped light is on. It is basically used at nights. Pull the lever towards you for a temporary high beam, "Flash to pass" scenario.

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Turn Indicator of Vauxhall Insignia

The applied arrow flashes with the corresponding front and back lights when pointing left or right. When the hazard warning lights are activated, all four external lights flash with both signal arrows.

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Side Lights, Low-Beam Head Lights of Vauxhall Insignia

This Vauxhall Insignia dashboard warning light informs the driver that the exterior lights/sidelights/parking lights/headlights are switched on.

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Front Fog Lights of Vauxhall Insignia

This symbol represents the front fog lights of Vauxhall Insignia being switched on.

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High-Beam Headlights of Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia's high beam headlight symbol indicates that high beam headlights are on. Keep the multifunction control lever away from you to switch the headlights to a higher beam. Push lever second time to turn the headlights on low beam. Pull the lever towards you for a temporary high beam, "Flash to pass" scenario.

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