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    hi guys

    Just want to know if this is important or not really.

    Whilst driving my veccy C, i pulled up at the lights and just briefly the spanner light (picture of a car with a spanner going through it) popped up for like 2 seconds and when i pulled away it went and it hasnt come back on since, this happened this morning but ive used the car lots at different parts of the day today and this light hasnt come back - it doesnt come on when the ignition is on and doesnt flash up once engine has started, it just basically came on for 2 seconds until i pulled away from the lights..briefly today

    Any one know weather i need it checked?

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    you don't say what engine you have

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
    you don't say what engine you have
    Sorry

    its a 1.8 Sri

    the light briefly came on (the light was within the rev limiter part)

    as i say it came on for 2 seconds and hasnt come back.

    I did spk to the steelers and they said apparetly that can happen aslong as it doesnt stay on you ok, he said summat about if it briefly comes on it could of being going through a scanning procedure and resetting itself????

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    In the handbook it states something like that if it only briefly illuminates, then it's nothing to worry about.

    It's only when it stays on you have to start worrying.


    EDIT - the handbook actually says "If it illuminates briefly, but does not recur, it is of no significance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    In the handbook it states something like that if it only briefly illuminates, then it's nothing to worry about.

    It's only when it stays on you have to start worrying.


    EDIT - the handbook actually says "If it illuminates briefly, but does not recur, it is of no significance."

    phew although im not holding my breath!

    ive just paid out £400 to the steelers and i aint going back there again!
    then the other light re-appeared briefly i thought "Great"

    what sort of problems does the spanner light mean then? if it stayed on??
    is it lots of problems or anything specifically (does it pin point to something common etc?) it could be.

    im a knew vauxhall owner so im just now realising all of this for myself!

    my emmision light came on last week and thats y it went to the steelers but thats gone now then 2 days later the spanner light flicked on. (today)

    i love my car but i couldnt afford to keep getting things replaced all the time, im at the stage where im frightened to drive it incase it does come on and to top it off im driving it like a 90 year old lol!!!

    another quick question

    is it better to use super unleaded then normal straight unleaded, would this make the car run better??

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    car/spanner light is to indicate engine electronic problems (and also immobiliser if it flashes on and off if the car won't start). It also warns of auto gearbox problems (if fitted)

    Super unleaded is just a waste of money in a 1.8 engine.

    I take it you don't have a handbook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    car/spanner light is to indicate engine electronic problems (and also immobiliser if it flashes on and off if the car won't start). It also warns of auto gearbox problems (if fitted)

    Super unleaded is just a waste of money in a 1.8 engine.

    I take it you don't have a handbook?
    i havent no

    ok with the unleaded thing i thought the car would maybe run better

    what is auto gearbox problem? u mean automatic?

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