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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Voltage Light
This light monitors the electrical system voltage.
The light should turn on momentarily as the
engine is started. If the light stays on or turns on while
driving, it indicates a problem with the charging system.
Immediate service should be obtained.
2. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant tempera-
ture. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher tempera-
ture when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads
“H”, pull over in a safe area as soon as possible and
stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air condi-
tioner turned off until the pointer drops back into
the normal range. If the pointer remains on the “H”,
and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine off
immediately, and call for service.
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