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.