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    Default Pretty clever

    Got into the car this morning and got this up on the dash



    Right enough top left sidelight / brakelight bulb had gone.



    Got somebody to push the brake pedal just to check and hey presto, because the brakelight bulb is out, the "car" has taken it upon itself to use the bottom left sidelight bulb and is using it as a brakelight bulb so your not stuck with only one brake light.......! Pretty clever I thought....


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    ah..... that explains something!!! i had the same happen to me on a trip out. It flashed up every time i hit the brakepedal (after i reset it). It stopped doing after 15 minutes or so and i put it down to a faulty sensor etc. Maybe it just mutated like yours?

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    always wondered why they used 21watt bulbs as the side light with only a small amount of power going to it so that explains it!!!

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    Very impressive! Almost as good as MLC's badger alert!

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    On BMWs if a tail light fails the car will use the foglamp bulb at a reduced voltage, thus diminishing the brightness, which is the reverse of this.

    All clever stuff this bus wiring. We use a similar system at my work which is called Profibus. It's a worldwide industry standard for control systems and seems to be used at a certain Vauxhall Motors.

    People I work with (Westbury Dairies) are on the list, but they've not added me yet!

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    That is cool, first usefull thing I have seen with the whole check system ...

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    I saw a vec in Worcester the other day and noticed one of the brake lights was in the wrong place..... chuckled to myself and thought "you've got a short somewhere, that'll be expensive!!!" but I was obviously wrong!!!

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    I MOT'd a car the other day and when you put the lights on the number plate lights didn't work (MOT failure). When I'd finished the ramp part of the test I went to reverse off and onto the brake rollers, and when I put it into reverse, the reverse lights didn't come on (OK, not a testable item), but the number plate lights came on
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    Never mind the brake lights RBK.....what a fantastic garage you've got!

    I can't even open the car's doors in mine!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug-SRidirect
    Never mind the brake lights RBK.....what a fantastic garage you've got!

    I can't even open the car's doors in mine!!!!!
    Hiya Doug, ye but here's Bainie utilising the best bit of me "garage" ......... Any of you guys passing Aberdeen on your travels are very welcome to come in for a game !!

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