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    Right all, trip computer question time again, since I was informed ALL trip computers should tell you of brakelight failure as a message on the trip computer screen where the radio station, time, date, and average mpg usually display, I went out just there, took EVERY bulb out of both my rear lights, refitted empty bulb holder, plugged wiring plug back in, got in the car, started the engine, and waited to see a message, nothing, pressed brake pedal, still nothing.

    well when I say nothing, I mean nothing on the trip computer screen, all I got was a image of a bulb with an exclamation mark inside it displaying in the rev counter area

    now, as I have probably stated before, I have a 2.0 DTI Energy, special edition (lowest of the low in terms of spec) comes standard with alloys and sri headlights and rear lights, but not steering wheel radio controls, 12v power sockets, rear heating ducts, front armrest like even the most basic LS Life proper trim model has,

    the Energy also doesnt come standard with a trip computer, its a £250 optional extra, and on the original bill of sale for the car it says "Options: Metallic Paint, Onboard Trip Computer" so is this the reason why my car doesnt have the bulb failure warnings on its computer because it doesnt come standard with a computer like the SRi for example does and because its an optional extra??

    I need a definite answer should its trip comp or should it not display bulb failure warnings, because I am going to book it into the dealers to have the fault looked at and dont want to look like an idiot when they tell me my car isnt even equipped with that feature.

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    Think you might find the "Trip computer" is different to the "check control" function

    if you have fuel consumption functions you have trip computer check control is the one that does the bulbs and stuff

    Now i dont know wether these came seperately or as part of the same package but i am sure someone will put me right if im talking b0ll0x !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    Vehicle : Vauxhall

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    Mine does the same as yours, I know because I stuck in some LED side lights and the low current set it off.

    Mine has two trip counters, timer, in dash 6 CD changer, DAB.

    So nothing to worry about I'm sure.

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    so even the SRi doesnt have brakelight bulb failure warning messages on the trip computer

    or have I read what nutron is saying wrong??

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    my 2004 sri has bulb failure on the trip shows a pic of the car and what side the bulb has failed . if that helps

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    I need to know asap guys, and yous are meant to be the experts.

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    Mines not an SRI, has much of the same fittings though, both in and out.

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    right, just had a look through all the online brochure spec archives for every Vectra C Energy produced, and according to them the trip computer was never a standard feature on this model, infact its not even listed as an optional extra in any of the Energy special edition brochures

    also, however, it seems every other Vectra high spec enough to get a computer standard (SRI, Design, Elite, etc.) comes with a "graphical information display incorporating check control and trip computer" hence its either all or nothing where trip computers are concerned.

    except on my car it looks like mines is only fitted with a "graphical information display incorporating trip computer"......................but no check control.

    suppose it could be a variety of reasons 1. car not meant to be fitted with a onboard computer hence no check control, 2. info displays are available with only trip computer function, 3. its a retro fit, dealer fit or missfitted optional extra done by the dealer rather than vaux themselves. 4. its plain and simply broken, which I honestly dont think it is as the rev counter bulb display failure lamp still comes on and the trip comp does warn of icy roads, range of fuel etc.

    p.s. doesnt anyone know if the "danger of slippery surface -2.5C" trip warning is a check control initiated warning or a plain and simple trip comp warning depending on temp displaying on trip comp??

    cos if the slippery road surface warning is a check control worked warning then obviously my check control function is working and its something related to the lights thats broken hence no bulb failure warnings.

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    BTTT this is doing my head in.

    is my car not meant to be fitting with a trip computer according to special edition brochure, or can a car be specced with a trip computer without check control or is my check control simply facked??

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    Mines the same as your's mate, displayes the light bulb ******ed in the dials where the car doors open, e.c.t. show up.

    Mine has a higher spec display than any SRI I have seen so far so I don't think there is a problem, just the way your's and mine are.

    This picture doesn't even begin to do it justic but here's what I see when I look at trip data number 2. Also displays instant fuel consumption, range, cd title, track title, track time, station name, frequency, has graphics equalizer for sound, base and treble adjust seperatly, fade and balance, contrast adjust, inverse display colours, so many buttons...

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