The dashboard and panel lights indicate the various issues in the corresponding parts of the car. But if these lights themselves are not working, you will not get the indication and may have to face a bigger problem in terms of breakdown or accidents. These dashboard lights include the oil pressure light, tire pressure warning light, engine temperature warning light, etc. There are various meter lights also like the odometer, temperature gauge, turn indicators, etc. Some of these indicators and meters might not be there in some car models, but you will find some basic meters and indicators. To take advantage of those, a properly functioning dashboard and panel lights are necessary.