Combined instrument panel

Analogue combined instrument panel - overview

Updated 7/23/2018

The combined instrument panel's information display shows information on some of the car's functions, as well as messages.

Information display

Information display, analogue instrument panel.

Information display, analogue instrument panel.

The combined instrument panel's information display shows information on some of the car's functions, e.g. cruise control and trip computer, as well as messages. The information is shown with symbols and text. There are further descriptions under the functions that use the display.

Gauges and indicators

Fuel gauge. When the indicator lowers to only one white marking

When the display's message "Distance to empty fuel tank:" starts to show "----", the marking becomes red.

, the yellow indicator symbol for low level in the fuel tank is illuminated. See also Trip computer - supplementary information and Filling up with fuel.
Eco meter The meter provides an indication of how economically the car is being driven. The higher the reading on the scale, the more economical it is.
Speedometer
Tachometer. The meter indicates engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm).
Gear shift indicator

Manual gearbox.

/Gear position indicator

Automatic gearbox.

See also Gear shift indicator, Automatic gearbox -- Geartronic or Automatic gearbox -- Powershift.

Indicator and warning symbols

Indicator and warning symbols, analogue instrument panel.

Indicator and warning symbols, analogue instrument panel.

Indicator symbols
Indicator and warning symbols
Warning symbols

Certain engine variants do not have systems to warn of oil pressure loss. In cars with these variants the symbol for low oil pressure is not used. Warning for low oil level is via display text. For more information, see Engine oil - general.

Functionality check

All indicator and warning symbols, apart from symbols in the centre of the information display, illuminate in key position II or when the engine is started. When the engine has started, all the symbols should go out except the parking brake symbol, which only goes out when the brake is disengaged.

If the engine does not start or if the functionality check is carried out in key position II then all symbols go out within a few seconds except the symbol for faults in the car's emissions system and the symbol for low oil pressure.


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