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    being a newbie and really impressed by this site, i worked for the first time in my new vectra(54 1.8 sxi) sat night (private hire/taxi), all was well until about 2am when cruising along at 70mph a spanner flashed up on the dash in the rev counter part. then a minute later the battery light and abs light both lit aswell, then all the dials stopped working aswell. as i then slowed to drop my fare off the spanner changed to a steering wheel pic with a line through it then lost power steering. i limped the car back home minus the power steering then 1/2 mile from home everything went back to normal.
    the next day all seemed back to normal and still is.
    has anyone on here experienced anything similar.
    thanks in advance.
    frase.

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    It could be a low voltage from the battery, the CIM...... I'd advise to get the codes read.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    sounds like the alternator needs a check, as the power steering pump is electronic, and runs from the battery, so if the alternator belt snaps you can get it home, HTH

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