Dashboard Warning Light


#1

I can’t find my manual and a warning light has just lit up on my renault megane. It is a rectangle with a squiggly line in it (like a heart monitor in a hospital). I know this is disgracefully girly, but I don’t know what it means. Can anybody help?


#2

My best guess is that your “squiggly line” warning light is the equivalent of the “Check Engine” warning light on cars sold in the US. However, that is just a guess as Renaults have not been sold in this market for a few decades.

It might be better to check in forums where people are familiar with Renaults. But, overall, I think that you should see a qualified mechanic just in case that warning light portends something really serious.


#3

I agree with vdcDriver. It might also be a good idea to include a little more information like the model year and miles on your car along with any history it may have and a list of any recent repairs made.


#4

What I found after a quick Google search suggested that the light indicates an electrical problem.


#5

I am guessing that this light is the equivalent of our ALT light, suggesting there is a problem with the charging system. Like the guy above me said.

If you don’t have it checked out soon you may one morning find your car has a dead battery and can’t be started. You may currently be in need of a new alternator, a new battery, or both.


#6

Thanks everybody, I’m going straight to my mechanic in the morning. I was hoping I could still drive it to work tomorrow but I think I’ll err on the side of caution. Thanks again.


#7

Just out of curiosity–which country are you in?


#8

England. It’s a P reg.


#9

Did you have any luck with this, as i have just bought a Megane and this light was lite up on the dash too…