GMC Terrain: Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators / Charging System Light

GMC Terrain. Charging System Light

The charging system light comes on briefly when the ignition is turned on, but the engine is not running, as a check to show the light is working. The light turns off when the engine is started. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer.

If the light stays on, or comes on while driving, there may be a problem with the electrical charging system. Have it checked by your dealer. Driving while this light is on could drain the battery.

When this light comes on, the Driver Information Center (DIC) also displays a message.

If a short distance must be driven with the light on, be sure to turn off all accessories, such as the radio and air conditioner.

    Passenger Airbag Status Indicator

    The vehicle has a passenger sensing system. See Passenger Sensing System for important safety information. The overhead console has a passenger airbag status indicator...

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)

    This light is part of the vehicle’s emission control on-board diagnostic system. If this light is on while the engine is running, a malfunction has been detected and the vehicle may require service...

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    GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Towing Equipment


    Hitches Always use the correct hitch equipment for your vehicle. Crosswinds, large trucks going by, and rough roads can affect the trailer and the hitch. Proper hitch equipment for your vehicle helps maintain control of the vehicle-trailer combination...

    GMC Terrain 2018-2022 Owners Manual: Exterior Lamp Controls


    The exterior lamp control is on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. There are four positions. : Turns the exterior lamps off and deactivates the AUTO mode. Turn to again to reactivate the AUTO mode. In Canada, the headlamps will automatically reactivate when the+ vehicle is shifted out of P (Park)...

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