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    Evening all! My first post....

    For the last week and a half, as a numpty reversed into the side of my pride and joy (an 05 pre-face lift Vec C), I've been driving an 06 Zafira SRI hire car whilst my car has been in the body shop.

    The Zafira has a trip computer that high spec Vectras seem to be equipped with. I'm find the trip computer really useful and wondered whether it would be possible to retrofit a trip computer to my Club model Vectra and whether you guys could shed any light on this query. NB For clarification:- I wasn't going to rob it from the Zafira !

    I would guess that the wiring for the trip computer is already in the Club model (as my steering wheel has the flick switch on the left hand side of the wheel), which would allow the unit to be bought and fitted up (although I'm only guessing), and I imagine that I'll have to buy a new display and vent console.

    Having searched the forums, I don't think this has been asked before, so any replies would be much appreciated.

    Also, does anyone know how much the Stealers would want for the necessary parts?

    Many thanks in advance!

    The first of many posts to come...?

    JRT

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    Hi and welcome to the forum mate!!!

    i don't think this will really be possible to retrofit.. but if you pull it off it will be a stunner.....

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    Hi and thanks!

    The thought just crossed my mind because I saw a post earlier this evening where someone was selling a satnav unit on ebay - and I thought that if that could be retrofitted, presumably a trip computer could be too....not that I would spend money on a retrofitted Vx satnav unit though...

    This last week and a half I've enjoyed playing with the "Inst. consumption" - it's quite an eye opener to see that slipstreaming (not tailgaiting - just about the two second rule! ! ! ) a white van on the M1 adds 10-15mpg!

    Anyhow, I'll keep my fingers crossed to see if anyone has any pearls of wisdom about the trip computer...Ah go on, make my Xmas!

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    if you want to play the 'instant MPG' game try it in my GSi...

    foot to the boards in 3rd gives 3.9mpg....

    no point in me going for Max MPG...

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    Hi and !!

    The trip computer can be fixed with tech2, so yes its possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    no point in me going for Max MPG...
    Well you can always try GPM !!! lol

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    Well, put it this way, if you even just nudge over 70mph with no car/van to slipstream, the 1.8 SRI Zafira struggles to get more than 25mpg as the gearing is much shorter than on my 1.8 Vec. I bet that's in your territory for fuel economy on a M'way cruise!

    PS The 1.8 VVT engine sounds dog rough too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechWolf View Post
    Hi and !!

    The trip computer can be fixed with tech2, so yes its possible.
    But he will need to change the display as well won't he??

    the club only has the basic 2 line display..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechWolf View Post
    Hi and !!

    The trip computer can be fixed with tech2, so yes its possible.

    Woo! Yay! Anyone have any insights on costings (so that I can brace myself before I walk through the door of the Stealers)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    But he will need to change the display as well won't he??

    the club only has the basic 2 line display..
    Yeah, it's a job for a new display too!

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