: what is this symbol

01-07-06, 09:34 PM
i have a 98 catera and i wanted to know what that little symbol on the dash that looks like a circle with little dashes going around it also does anyone know where i can get a cheap owners manual

01-07-06, 10:03 PM
well that is your brake pad wear sensor. so I would check your brake pads also check to make sure the sensors are still hooked up.

01-08-06, 01:44 PM
I am out of a manual too, someone suggested http://mygmlink.com and registering your car. It has an online manual using Adobe. Hope this helped a little bit. It's what I use for my manual now :)

01-08-06, 03:58 PM
There is one of those that always gets me.
It looks like you describe, it's a "headlamps suggested" indicator if I understand your description properly.
If it's dark enough and your lights are off it will glow.
It's an amber indicator isn't it?

07-24-06, 03:32 PM
no its not the headlamp light, it is the brake pad light. also i found my owners manual on ebay.

08-02-06, 12:08 AM
here's the owners manual in .pdf format for '97-'01

08-02-06, 12:13 AM
wow this is a old thread that craigmm dug out for no reason at all