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    Hey problem already.... 3 days in.. This light has appeared with ignition on, but goes out when engine is started???

    Any ideas if its goin out clearly cant b much of a problem and knowin the lovely vauxhall issues of pretend engine management issues

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    its supposed to go out.....its when it stays on, you have a fault

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    If it stays on until you start the car, then it's indicating that there is a stored fault code present in the ECUs memory, but the fault isn't a current one.

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    hi guys it never came on tho till yesterday as i left work thats all

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    At the first start of the day does the light stay on for a couple of minutes and then go off? If so its more than likely a glow plug fault. If it is going off within seconds of the engine starting at every start up then as stated above its indicating that there is an old fault code stored, if the fault does not reappear the light will eventually stop coming on after a certain amount of clean starts. (30-40?)

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    I thought the spanner poking out the car roof one was the service indicator
    and that the wee engine with a lighting bolt through it was the "oh ****" light

    am i simply mis guided?

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    lightning bolt through engine is emisions spanner light is something fubared

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    Fubard
    lol

    loving it

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    The spanner light with an oil can coming up in the rev counter display is a service indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markj23 View Post
    lightning bolt through engine is emisions spanner light is something fubared
    Doesn't have a lightening bolt through it these days. Just a pic of the engine block.

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