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    Default V X Arrrrggghhhh!

    Hi, good evening

    tomorrow is the vxr's big day taking us to belgium for the gp at spa

    a couple of queries!

    one is tyre pressures - the book says 42 front 38 rear, on checking i had 30 in the front and 27 and about 20 in the rear, i have put them up to 38 all round, will that be ok? i have read on here that there are different opinions on pressure vs tyre wear vs ride comfort - opinions welcome!

    the next thing,

    on they way up north to drop the kids off with the mother in law, i get these lights on the dash, traction control and shock light, did this 3 times, cleared twice by re starting and once it went by itself, any ideas??

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    Stick to what the book says or your more likely to crack an alloy. Heavy car - low profile xl rated tyres - fast car = High tyre pressures. With regards to the warning lights I wouldn't drive any great distance never mind Europe without getting it sorted.

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    i run 38 all round with no probs.. you should be fine,,, dunno about the warning lights though.. looks like and IDS fault
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    thanks for the advice on the tyres

    the cdc fault is intermittant so ill have to put it in when i get back as we go at owl f4rt in the morning! typical!

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    Does your rear brake lights work as i got they warning lights when my brake lights switch needed replaced

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    42 psi front and 38 psi rear

    If you're using the 19" VXR alloys they will crack and buckle at any opportunity so I would maintain standard tyre pressures and remember to inflate them further if you have a full load.

    Have a good holiday and take loads of pictures

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    Were you accelerating hard when the lights appeared?

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    thanks guys, i will take pics and post on my return

    i was not accelerating hard when the lights come on, i did 260 miles and averaged 37.7 on the bc which i was quite pleased about!

    brake light bulbs are all there, funny you shoul say that though i have had to replace 2 brake light bulbs and a front side light bulb since ive owned it which is only around 6 weeks!

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    Could be the IDS sensor plugs on each shock...have a look behind each wheel and you'll see a plug near each shock unplug, clean and replug firmly. Hopefully it's just a loose connection.

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    Yes ids fault in my elite was the o/s/f hub sensor. As above check the plugs first

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