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    After chatting with John.Robertson on Sunday I have come across a strange change on the Vec C.

    It would appear that on the Pre face C there is a tell tale when the Trailer is plugged in (looks like a towbar) but on the Facelift there is nothing at all, I thought that there was a legal requirement that if you are towing there should be either tell tails for the indicators or a buzzer. I've looked in the manual and there is no mention of it either, the only thing I have noticed is if there is a bulb gone it shows in the usual manner?

    Seems like a strange thing to remove from the Dash, even my Vec B has the Tell Tail?

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    I agree, a lot of things were removed from the vec when it was facelifted but seriously, how much of a saving did they make removing a simple circuit and bulb from the dash?

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    I had a factory towbar on both my facelift and pre facelift and there was no tell tail on the dash for either.

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    Got a towbar fitted on my pre facelift 5 yrs ago, and have no tell tail sign on the dash either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    I had a factory towbar on both my facelift and pre facelift and there was no tell tail on the dash for either.
    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Got a towbar fitted on my pre facelift 5 yrs ago, and have no tell tail sign on the dash either.
    Are you sure it's because you weren't '04 and onwards? John's car is pre October '53 plate and I believe that was a time when Vauxhall decided to remove some goodies so I wouldn't be suprised if mines doesn't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    Are you sure it's because you weren't '04 and onwards? John's car is pre October '53 plate and I believe that was a time when Vauxhall decided to remove some goodies so I wouldn't be suprised if mines doesn't have it.

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    Mine is Dec 53 plate, obvisly after October 53. So like you say, that could be when they saved 10p on disconnecting a bulb.

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    mines a May 2004 with a aftermarked towbar but VX/Opel electrics.. theres a tell tail when you indicate just as there should be.. problaly because they forgot to activate it in IPC that it has a towbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenp View Post
    mines a May 2004 with a aftermarked towbar but VX/Opel electrics.. theres a tell tail when you indicate just as there should be.. problaly because they forgot to activate it in IPC that it has a towbar.

    I've checked the handbook and there is no tell tail in the dash on the facelift, My Opcom doesn't find one either, doesn't come as a great surprise though if it isn't there lol

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    buttom right hand corner it should.. was there on the model year 2007 handbook ive found... but maby removed later i dont know.

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    Just had another look in my handbook (Aug 2005), definately not there or anywhere else for that matter

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