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    Default Spanner Light Randomness!

    There's a possibility I've posted this before - forgive me if that's the case......I'm getting old!

    2003 2.2 DTi SRi Vectra.

    OK, so this has happened a few times (probably no more than 6 times though) over the last 25000 miles - spanner light comes on, seemingly for no reason. Loss of power, but just about driveable.

    Usually if in too high a gear when accelerating to overtake or going uphill.

    Turn engine off, restart, all is well.

    Any ideas, please?

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    Spanner light plus loss of revs means the EMS is putting the engine into safe mode
    You will probably notice a difference in tone of the engine
    Sadly the only way to diagnose this is to have the fault codes read
    If you are the member of a breakdown company, call them out next time, leave the engine running so that the code can be read by them

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    Cheers dude - I have a mate who is a techie at a Vx garage, so will call in soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PedroMV6 View Post
    I have a mate who is a techie at a Vx garage
    I thought they were all techies, I've only met one mechanic!
    The rest seem to be apprentices, wanting to be techies

    My car has been worked on by two different mechanics at my local dealership, noone else is let near it any more
    Even the Service Manager on last visit, shrugged the shoulders, "er, well plug in to TEC2 and see what comes up"
    er, since when did suspension have TEC2 ?
    Good to see even he has a sense of humour about these things
    Last edited by m8internet; 8th November 2011 at 22:13.

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    When I say 'techie', I really mean 'fitter'............

    A fitter finds the faulty component and replaces it.
    A mechanic repairs the faulty component.

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