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    sorry if this has been covered before but if the spanner light comes on intermitantly and then goes off the dealer says the car wont store the fault codes, says bring it back when they are on permanantly, surley this cant be the case!!!!!

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    It should store it, but mine doesn't.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I think it mentions in the handbook somewhere that if it briefly comes on from time to time there is nothing to worry about. It's only when its on permanently there is a problem. Also I think the light has to remain on for a period of time (something like 30 seconds) before a fault code is stored.

    EDIT - to quote from the handbook "If it lights up briefly and then goes out again this is of no significance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    I think it mentions in the handbook somewhere that if it briefly comes on from time to time there is nothing to worry about. It's only when its on permanently there is a problem. Also I think the light has to remain on for a period of time (something like 30 seconds) before a fault code is stored.

    EDIT - to quote from the handbook "If it lights up briefly and then goes out again this is of no significance."

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