What does the light of the key mean on the dashboard of the vehicle?

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Chica Mecánica explains what the light of the key means and what maintenance to do when it starts and how to turn it off. As always, simple to do at home.

What does the light of the key mean on the dashboard of the vehicle?


Hello that, today I bring some of the things that talk less on the Internet and the few articles explain it incompletely. So, without talking more chitchat, I explain:

What is the key Light on the board.

The key light, is not more than the notification that the computer makes to the driver, so that we do maintenance service to our vehicle. It is important to clarify that this maintenance is not only for the engine, but must include all parts that are subject to wear.

This light switches on every 5000 km approximately and as it is not indicative of faults, it is possible to turn it off with manual actions on the dashboard or with the engine scanner. But of course! That we must perform the respective maintenance, otherwise it will be a trap. Hahaha.

It is possible to turn on for a few seconds and turn off or turn off when moving the car. This is to indicate to us that soon we must perform the service. It will remain fixed once the lapse of 5000 km is completed.

What to do when you turn on the key light on the board

Most of the procedures are for checking the state of parts, fluid levels, among others and I name them below:


Review of fluid levels and color of:

-> Brake League

-> Link of the clutch actuator (if it has hydraulic system)

-> Box oil (if the box is automatic).

-> Steering oil (if you have hydraulic power steering)

-> Windshield washer fluid.

In this procedure revision of levels it is important to complete up to the maximum mark of the element. In the cases of the brake league if I clarify that the level helps us to identify the degree of wear of brake pads and shoes, so, if there are no leaks, it is normal to see how the level goes down as increases the wear of these parts. When you are approaching the minimum brake level, it is important to check the brakes. It is not recommended to complete the link for the brake container because we would not know how to wear them.

For hydraulic steering, remember to complete with the cold engine. Usually when the hydraulic oil is heated, it expands. So be careful with this.


Rubber status check of:

-> Bushings

-> Tripoids

-> Tricetas

-> Engine bases

-> Bases of the box

More than all this procedure is to look for cracks in the protective gums of dust, symptoms of expiration (cracking, small cracks, dryness) of gums of bushings. If it is possible to reactivate these gums with petroleum jelly or petrolatum, apply it in very little quantity to avoid sticking the powder.


Adjustment and revision of screws of:

-> Engine bases.

-> Bases of the Box.

-> Ball joints.

-> Bases and flexible exhaust pipes.

The adjustment of the tightening of the fastening screws helps to prevent fatigue wear of material by movement, apart from the fact that it keeps the steering, exhaust and the motor firm.


Review and / or change of:

-> Line gasoline filter.

-> Engine air filter.

-> Indoor air filter.

-> Engine oil.

Usually to change the air filter of the engine or the air inside it is necessary to check its status. If they look very black for the city or reddish for the field, it is advisable to change them. If there is no good air absorption, the spark plugs are carbonized and the engine runs abnormally.

The same fuel filter, usually depends on how contaminated your dealer's gasoline is. If the service station is up to date with its filters, our gas filter will last a long time. This is why we must remove it and see the color with which the gasoline comes out when we make a reverse blow to our filter.

For the oil change is more or less the same, you have to see more than all the color. There are good brands of oils that last much longer than the recommended 5mil km. Remember, dear reader, that today we are going for a world that is more aware of the environment, making less oil changes and consciously using the resources to take care of the planet, it is the only one we have.

To turn off the light of the key

Usually this procedure comes in the car service manual. It is a series of steps to be performed on the board that allow without the need for a scanner, turn off this service light.

1.- Place the key in the suiche.

2.- Press the right button of the board for a few seconds (TRIP or reset of the odometer).

3.- After a few seconds pass, without releasing the TRIP button, turn the key to the ON position (Turn on the dashboard lights), but do not start the engine.

4.- In a few seconds the maintenance light flashes and then goes off. Release the button when this happens.
1.- Place the key in the socket and place it in the ON position.

2.- With the DISP button on the steering wheel, press it until it appears on the display of the TRIP A board.

3.- Turn the key to OFF position.

4.- Press the DISP button on the steering wheel.

5. Turn the key to the ON position (the panel lights turn on), but do not start the engine.

6.- Wait for the maintenance light to go off and release the DISP button.
1.- You put the key in the suiche.

2.- Press the reset button of the mileage.

3. Turn the key to the ON position (the panel lights turn on), but do not start the engine.
1.- Place the key in the suiche.

2.- Press right button of the board.

3. Turn the key to the ON position (the panel lights turn on), but do not start the engine.

4.- Release the button (when in the process of system verification).

5.- Quickly press the 2 buttons on the board twice.

It's all for the time friends, I'll be adding more muted service lights.


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Dennis García

06/01/2019

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01/06/2019

¡Muy bien!

Extraordinario articulo Chica Mecánica. Incluso la parte de como quitar la llave.

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    • Asked by Jaime Alberto Perez
      on 01/16/2019
      Tengo una nissan pathfinder 2007.. de un dia a otro.. como si nada.. pero un dia ya no me encendio.. y pareciera.. que la bateria esta descargada o algo asi.. pero no enciende.. las luces todo lo electrico trabaja.. pero el motor no arranka.. hay veces que suena como si el motor estubiera.. pegado.. pero no entiendo.. porque.. si fue de un dia para otro.. q no encendio.. Answer:
      Ok Jaime, ¿pero el motor gira al pasar el suiche a start?
    • Asked by Jaime Alberto Perez
      on 01/17/2019
      Tengo una nissan pathfinder 2007.. de un dia a otro.. como si nada.. pero un dia ya no me encendio.. y pareciera.. que la bateria esta descargada o algo asi.. pero no enciende.. las luces todo lo electrico trabaja.. pero el motor no arranka.. hay veces que suena como si el motor estubiera.. pegado.. pero no entiendo.. porque.. si fue de un dia para otro.. q no encendio.. Answer:

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