Gauges & Indicator Lights

Gauges and Indicator Light Guide:

Sometimes gauges and indicator lights on John Deere equipment may be obscure to you. Understanding what your equipment is telling you is vital to efficient and effective operation. Below you will find gauge and indicator light guides. If you have more detailed questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your local Riesterer & Schnell or email us from the bottom of this page.

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John Deere Tractor Dash

John Deere Tractor Information Display

Figure # Gauge/Indicator Light Description
1

Fuel Level Gauge

Indicates amount of fuel remaining in tank.

2

Left Turn Indicator

Flashes when turn signal switch is switched to left-hand side.

3 Tachometer

Indicates engine speed, revolutions per minute (RPM).

4

Right Turn Indicator

Flashes when turn signal switch is switched to right-hand side.
5

Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

Indicates engine coolant temperature. Red area indicates overheat (coolant level too low, dirty radiator, or clogged screen). SHUT OFF engine IMMEDIATELY to prevent damage. If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
6

Service Alert Indicator

Illuminates when a malfunction occurs (review error message in Information Display). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
7

Hydraulic Oil Temperature

Illuminates when hydraulic oil overheats (review error message in Information Display). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
8

Electrohydraulic Hitch Indicator

Illuminates when hitch malfunction occurs (review error message in Information Display). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
9

Neutral Indicator

Illuminates when transmission reverser (if equipped) in neutral position. Flashes when operator improperly shifted reverse. If necessary cycle reverser lever back to neutral. If flashing and Transmission Information indicator are illuminated at the same time, this indicates a malfunction (review error message in Information Display). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
10

High Exhaust Temperature Indicator

Illuminates when the presence of temperatures inside the exhaust filter allow an active filter cleaning to occur.
11

Exhaust Filter Indicator

Illuminates when soot level in the filter are high and exhaust filter cleaning is needed.
12

Exhaust Filter Disabled Indicator

Illuminates when the exhaust filter cleaning switch had been disabled.
13

Engine Air Cleaner Restriction Indicator

Illuminates when air cleaner element clogged (clean or replace element). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
14

Engine Information Indicator

Illuminates when engine malfunction occurs (check oil level and review error message in Information Display). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
15

Transmission Information Indicator

Illuminates when transmission malfunction occurs (review error message in Information Display). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
16

Information Display

Displays speedometer, hour meter, transmission speed selection (Hi, Lo, or R) (if equipped), PTO Speed, diagnostic trouble codes, and on-board diagnostics information.
17

Trailer 2 Indicator

Starts flashing when trailer turn-signal or hazard warning lights are switched on.
18

Charging System Indicator

Illuminates when alternator malfunction occurs. If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.
19

MFWD Engaged Indicator

Illuminates when mechanical front-wheel drive is engaged.
20

PTO Engaged Indicator

Illuminates when rear PTO is engaged.
21

High Beam Indicator

Illuminates when the headlights are switched on high beam.
22

Differential Lock Indicator

Illuminates when differential lock in engaged.
23

Park Brake Indicator

Illuminates when park brake is engaged.
24

Vehicle Indicator

Starts flashing when vehicle turn-signal or hazard warning lights are switched on.
25

Trailer 1 Indicator

Starts flashing when trailer turn-signal or hazard warning lights are switched on.
26

STOP Indicator

Illuminates when a serious malfunction occurs. SHUT OFF engine IMMEDIATELY and determine cause (review error message in Information Display). If necessary, have John Deere dealer diagnose vehicle.

27

Vehicle Information Display

Shows Hi/ Lo (If equipped). When in diagnostic mode, display shows name of controller (i.e. ECU) that is experiencing fault. 

28

PTO Icon

Illuminates when PTO speed is selected.

29

Hour Meter Icon

Illuminates when engine hours are being displayed at (27).

30

Vehicle Information Display

Shows vehicle wheel speed, engine hours, PTO speed, and diagnostic code information.

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