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    Default Steering controls AND service light?

    Hi guys, two problems here - My cars battery ran down the other day as a result of the doors being left open for ages and the interior lights being on... since then my steering controls haven't worked - could i have killed a fuse somewhere, i admit i haven't had time to check yet.

    The main thing i want to ask about is my service light, its been 10k miles since servicing and i am due to do it again in the coming weeks. However the service light keeps coming on and going back out and different intervals - there doesnt seem to be any obvious cause and it has always come on every now and again, but now it is every journey.

    Sometimes it'll come on at start up, sometimes not, and the n sometimes it'll come on and go out yet others it'll stay on. It will continue to flash on and off for the duration of any journey.

    I have done nothing to the car since Xmas when it had a new rear calliper fitted which is possibly binding a bit.

    Car is a 2.0 dti vec C (2003)

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    If you have a service warning light coming on, then that should be an oil can and spanner symbol.

    If as I suspect, you have a car and spanner symbol, then there is a fault being logged with your car.

    Ideally you would need to read the fault codes, to see what this is.

    Regarding the steering controls, this may be a programming error with your car, and it could be that your spanner / fault sysmbol could be referring to a communication fault with your CIM module (collumn integrated module).

    It is easy to reprogram your CIM, if it's programming has been corrupted by the battery discharge issue.
    But you would need the vehicle security / car pass code for this.

    Initially, I thought your spanner / fault symbol could have been thrown up by a faulty glow plug - it is not uncommon for a plug to go down, and trigger the light during the after glow stage, but this tends to last only approx 4 minutes.

    If it is the entire duration of your journey, it would probably be something else.

    Finally - some early CIM issues were actually caused by dirty connector pins in the ABS connector plug.

    sorry to be vague, but without the fault codes to refer to, the possibilities are numerous.
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    Ah sorry, it is my spanner light - i should have known this as ive encountered it plenty before!

    Yesterday on my way home from Wales my turbo went - turns out an intercooler pipe had somehoe popped off even though ive upgraded to T clamps to hold pipes in place, now having replaced it revving can be lumpy and the light is flashing as before. The car will sometimes become sluggish yet at other times fine, i will try op-com in the morning.

    Any idea how i would find my cars security code if i was to want to reprogram using opcom?

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    Ah sorry, it is my spanner light - i should have known this as ive encountered it plenty before!

    Yesterday on my way home from Wales my turbo went - turns out an intercooler pipe had somehoe popped off even though ive upgraded to T clamps to hold pipes in place, now having replaced it revving can be lumpy and the light is flashing as before. The car will sometimes become sluggish yet at other times fine, i will try op-com in the morning.

    Any idea how i would find my cars security code if i was to want to reprogram using opcom?

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    What I would suggest is that you do a "Clear DTC's" and then refresh.

    I had loads of problems in 2009, and thought my EGR had died..
    Did the Clear DTC with my Vaux-com, and full perfect running was restored
    Sometimes this works, especially if the fault is now cured.

    Not sure why the "fixed" turbo pipes would throw up the spanner light.

    If you need further Opcom / Vauxcom diagnostic information, then please PM me.

    I would also check out why the turbo pipes are being blown off their stubs.
    This could point to the source of your problem.

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    Hey guys, im wondering if you lot have any ideas if these are the cause of my rpoblems:

    P1105 - Barometric Pressure not plausible with Boost Pressure
    (FA) - Not present

    P0105 - Boost Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Input
    (03) - Present

    P0110 - Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
    (07) - Present

    U2105 - CAN-Bus ECM Message Range/Performance
    (71) - Not present

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    Hey guys, im wondering if you lot have any ideas if these are the cause of my rpoblems:

    P1105 - Barometric Pressure not plausible with Boost Pressure
    (FA) - Not present

    P0105 - Boost Pressure Sensor Circuit Low Input
    (03) - Present

    P0110 - Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
    (07) - Present

    U2105 - CAN-Bus ECM Message Range/Performance
    (71) - Not present

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