Operation of instruments and controls - GaugesOperation of instruments and controls - Gauges, Meters & Warning LightsOperation of instruments and controls - Warning LightsSupra Handbook


VoltmeterThe voltmeter tells whether the battery is charged or discharged. Check it while the engin is running - the needle should always indicate as shown.

If the needle reads below or above the normal range while the engine is running. It indicates the charging system needs immediate repair.

However, it is normal for the needle to drop below the normal range during engine starting.




The technometer indicates engine speed in thousands of rpm (revolutions per minute). Use it while driving to select correct shift points and to prevent engine lugging and overrevving.

Driving with the engine running too fast casues excesive engine wear and poor fuel economy. Remember, in most cases the slower the engine speed, the greater the fuel economy.

Do not run the needle into the red zone. This may cause severe engine damage.



Speedometer, Odometer and Trip meter

The odometer records the total distance the vehicle has been driven. The trip meter may be set to zero to record the distance on each trip. To set the trip, press the kob in and release it.

The black digits in white indicate tenths of kilometers or miles.