Lightning Bolt warning light on Dash
This is my first post on a car forum, because it's the first time I haven't been able to find my answer from someone else's post on a forum. Your forum is the one that stood out the most, so that's why I'm posting here.
Anyway, I purchased a used '02 Base Neon with a little over 100K miles at the beginning of the summer. I've put about 1,400 miles on it and I recently had the timing belt changed.
I finally got around to changing the burnt out bulb behind my instrument cluster and noticed that there were no bulbs behind the fog lamp light and the "lightning bolt" indicator. I'm not sure if it was like this from the factory or the bulbs were removed by one of the previous owners.
I put working bulbs into them and the fog lamp indicator did nothing, but the "lightning bolt" stayed on steady. It turns on when I have the key in the "on" position and when the engine is running. The manual doesn't even have the lightning bolt in any instrument cluster diagrams. I've only found it mentioned by some RAM owners.
Was this instrument cluster just used in other cars, or does the lightning bolt indicate a problem with my car? I don't have a check engine light and my car passed inspection (although I'm not sure if the light was on at the time as there was no bulb in the socket).
Thanks in advance!
I've attached two pictures of the light. Both were taken at night; one with the parking brake on, one with it off.