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Green indicator light on 1998 kia sportage

Need to determine what the green indicator light on my 98 kia sportage is for....its shaped like the wheels and axles. Perhaps brake fluid?

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That light sounds like a differential lock or 4-wheel drive. This is usually found in 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. Being the light is "GREEN" and not amber or red tells me that it's not an abnormal problem.

Look around your dashboard or gearshifter for a button labeled 4x4 HI, 4x4 LO, 4x2 HI. sport/off road button, or a second, smaller shifter. Switch them around a little, and if it is a 4x4 selector, be sure when you drive on paved roads to have it set to 4x2 HI. 4x4 HI should only be used if you get stuck to help you get out (snow/mud) and 4x4 LO is only for off road driving (trail blazing/rock climbing/4-wheeling/mud bogging,etc.)

Also, check for any switches labled "DIFF LOCK" or 'AXLE LOCK". In most cars a green light is normal operations.

I hope I could help you find a solution to your problem.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    Kat Tollenaar Jul 01, 2012

    ok i have a kia sportage 2001. was running perfectly. then had someone test drive it this morning and when they came back it ran lumpy, had no guts, missing, and had a green light (which i have never seen before ) come up on the left hand side that looked like 4 wheels with small bar connecting them. The 4 x 4 is disconnected . am confused as she was driving like a dream yesterday. any help would be appreciated as i still have people wanting to view for buying.

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    Kat Tollenaar Jul 01, 2012

    NOW my car wont start. re: kia sportage 2001 comment below. Once this light came on it wont start at all. turns over but wont start. ????

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