Vectra C - What is this light?!?! - mikeand1234

Please can somebody help me, What is this light on my dashboard?

I thought it was a bulb malfunction warning but after the aid of my father last night all my bulbs are working fine. Could someone tell me what this light is trying to inform me?

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Vectra C - What is this light?!?! - Dynamic Dave

It is the bulb failure light.

Double check your rear lights. If the tail/brake light fails, then the other tail light takes over the role of tail/brake light instead so you still have a full compliment of working brake lights (providing the lower tail lights haven't already failed)

ie, when everything is ok - from top to bottom

Indicator
Tail light / brake light
Tail light
Fog tail light (drivers side only)
Reversing light

But when the brake light fails:-

Indicator
no light
Tail light / brake light
Fog tail light (drivers side only)
Reversing light

Also, when a bulb is imminently about to fail it can also put the warning light on. Basically the bulb resistance changes enough to put the failure warning up.

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 07/09/2012 at 13:56

 

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