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Nissan Sentra Owners Manual: Indicator lights

Variable Continuously
Variable Transmission (CVT) position indicator light (if so equipped)

When the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, this indicator light shows the transmission shift lever position. See “Driving the vehicle” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.

switch indicator Cruise main
switch indicator light (if so equipped)

The light comes on when the cruise control main switch is pushed. The light goes out when the main switch is pushed again. When the cruise main switch indicator light comes on, the cruise control system is operational.

indicator light ECO mode
indicator light

This light comes on when the ECO mode has been selected. See “ECO mode” in the “Starting and driving” section for the use of the ECO mode switch.

operation Engine start
operation indicator (if so equipped)

For vehicles equipped with push button ignition this indicator illuminates when the ignition switch is in the LOCK, OFF, ACC or ON position.

This indicator means that the engine will start by pushing the push-button ignition switch with the brake pedal and clutch pedal (if so equipped) depressed.

indicator light (if Front fog light
indicator light (if so equipped)

The front fog light indicator light illuminates when the front fog lights are ON. See “Fog light switch” in this section.

air bag status Front passenger
air bag status light

The front passenger air bag status light will be lit and the passenger front air bag will be OFF depending on how the front passenger seat is being used.

For front passenger air bag status light operation, see “Front passenger air bag and status light” in the “Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system” section of this manual.

indicator light High beam
indicator light (blue)

This blue light comes on when the headlight high beams are on and goes out when the low beams are selected.

The high beam indicator light also comes on when the passing signal is activated.

Indicator Light Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)

If this indicator light comes on steady or blinks while the engine is running, it may indicate a potential emission control malfunction.

The Malfunction Indicator Light may also come on steady if the fuel-filler cap is loose or missing, or if the vehicle runs out of fuel. Check to make sure the fuel-filler cap is installed and closed tightly, and that the vehicle has at least 3 gallons (11.4 liters) of fuel in the fuel tank.

After a few driving trips, the light should
light should turn off if no other potential emission control system malfunction exists.

If this indicator light comes on steady for 20 seconds and then blinks for 10 seconds when the engine is not running, it indicates that the vehicle is not ready for an emission control system inspection/maintenance test. See “Readiness for inspection/maintenance (I/M) test” in the “Technical and consumer information” section of this manual.

Operation

The Malfunction Indicator Light will come on in one of two ways:

The Malfunction Indicator Light may stop blinking and come on steady. Have the vehicle inspected by a NISSAN dealer. You do not need to have your vehicle towed to the dealer.

CAUTION

Continued vehicle operation without having the emission control system checked and repaired as necessary could lead to poor driveability, reduced fuel economy, and possible damage to the emission control system.

indicator lightOverdrive OFF
indicator light (CVT models) (if so equipped)

The overdrive OFF indicator light illuminates when the overdrive off mode is selected.

For additional information, see “Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.

indicator light Security
indicator light

For vehicles without Intelligent Key: This light blinks whenever the ignition switch is placed in the LOCK, OFF or ACC position.

For vehicles with Intelligent Key: This light blinks when the ignition switch is placed in the LOCK position with the key removed from the ignition switch.

The blinking security indicator light indicates that the security systems equipped on the vehicle are operational.

For additional information, see “Security systems” in this section.

headlight Side light and
headlight indicator light (green)

The side light and headlight indicator light illuminates when the side light or headlight position is selected. See “Headlight and turn signal switch” in this section for further details.

light Slip indicator
light

This indicator will blink when the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system or the traction control system is operating, thus alerting that the vehicle is nearing its traction limits. The road surface may be slippery.

indicator light SPORT mode
indicator light

The SPORT mode indicator light illuminates when the SPORT mode is turned ON. See “Sport mode” in the “Starting and driving” section for the use of the SPORT mode switch.

signal/hazard indicatorTurn
signal/hazard indicator lights

The appropriate light flashes when the turn signal switch is activated.

Both lights flash when the hazard switch is turned on.

Control Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC) off indicator light

This indicator light comes on when the Vehicle Dynamic Control off switch is pushed to OFF.

This indicates the Vehicle Dynamic Control has been turned off.

Push the Vehicle Dynamic Control off switch again or restart the engine and the system will operate normally. See “Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system” in the “Starting and driving” section of this manual.

The Vehicle Dynamic Control light also comes on when you place the ignition switch in the ON position. The light will turn off after about 2 seconds if the system is operational. If the light stays on or comes on along with the indicator
indicator light while you are driving, have the Vehicle Dynamic Control system checked by a NISSAN dealer.

While the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is operating, you might feel slight vibration or hear the system working when starting the vehicle or accelerating, but this is normal.

Warning lights
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light When the ignition switch is placed in the ON position, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) warning light illuminates and then turns off. This indica ...

Audible reminders
Brake pad wear warning The disc brake pads have audible wear warnings. When a disc brake pad requires replacement, it makes a high pitched scraping sound when the vehicle is in motion, whether o ...

Other materials:

Component parts
Meter system METER SYSTEM : Component Parts Location ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) Combination meter CVT shift selector (with CVT) (O/D OFF switch) Air bag diagnosis sensor unit (view with center console assembly removed) Parking brake switch (view with ...

Parts Requiring Angle Tightening
Use the Tool for the final tightening of the following engine parts: Tool number : KV10112100 (BT-8653-A) Camshaft sprocket (INT) bolt Cylinder head bolts Main bearing cap bolts Connecting rod cap bolts Crankshaft pulley bolt (No the angle wrench is required as bolt flange is pr ...

P1588 G Sensor
DTC Logic DTC DETECTION LOGIC DTC CONSULT screen terms (Trouble diagnosis content) DTC detection condition Possible causes P1588 G Sensor (Gravity Sensor Circuit) When the following diagnosis conditions are satisfied and the detection conditi ...

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