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    My spanner light is showing on my dash does this mean am on limited power? I cant work it out my car my car seems quick one day slow the next. my car is a 150 cdti

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    is the spanner light on all the time
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    you cant tell because after the spanner light it shows the parking brakefault light which comes on after and stays on. I dont think they can both stay on at once if you know what i mean

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    ?? have you a bulb out then
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    no bulbs out. The spanner light came on after i changed the egr valve then went off for two days and now shows every time i start the car

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    Take the battery off for half hour to reset the fault code.

    Clean the lamp contacts too if your 100% sure you don't have a bulb out. The veccys wil use another lamp if the brake light fails. All in the manual ) This should then let you see if the fault light is on, although i would imagine an eml would take preference over a lamp out.
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    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by robk6112 View Post
    it shows the parking brakefault light which comes on after and stays on.
    I don't know why some people are saying it's a failed bulb when this warning light is to tell you either the handbrake is still on, or you're low on brake/clutch fluid.

    If the car/spanner light goes off once the engine is started, then there isn't a fault. By staying on until the engine is started is just telling you that an old fault code is stored in the ECU.

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    That makes sense ill check the fluid now

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    what if it stays on for about 10 mins then goes off

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