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    weird one this, noticed few weeks ago while driving, every time a dash light was activated such as turn indicators all the various lights lit up, this went away when switch ignition off then on again, around same time i had warning of front lamp bulb falure, this not long after fitting HIDS.
    turn ignition off then on it goes away, this seemed to happen after wet conditions, it went away for a few weeks, then today i noticed while driving most dash warning lights remained on, although car drives normal, after ariving home turned off ignition locked car and they all remain on, went to check car after about half hour they are still on.
    could this be a computer fualt or are the HIDS interfering with somthing?
    any help apreciated.
    mika j

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    instrument fault i would gess as thought the hid's would be on or off can't see how they would interfear

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    might be worth checking the multiplug on the back of the instruments incase theres any signs of moisture

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerbrious View Post
    might be worth checking the multiplug on the back of the instruments incase theres any signs of moisture
    thanks will try any ideas how to get to the connection? can i put my hand up there from behind?

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    adjust the steering to its lowest and furthest out setting the soft leather like part has a small strip of plastic at the top this simply pulls away in a kinda downward direction revealing two torx head screws 1 either end remove these and the instruments pull out the connection multiplug is on the right hand side at the back

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerbrious View Post
    adjust the steering to its lowest and furthest out setting the soft leather like part has a small strip of plastic at the top this simply pulls away in a kinda downward direction revealing two torx head screws 1 either end remove these and the instruments pull out the connection multiplug is on the right hand side at the back
    thanks, had a look just now and lights have now gone out and all is working well, needed to dismantle trim then the soft leather thing pops out need a extention bar on my tourq set as it would not reach the head, but at least i know how to get the instument pannel off now, cheers, will wait till it happens again.

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    the two strips of trim just pull off then you can get to the other bit

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    More likely the hids due to the check bulb facility on the vectra c and if the HIDs don't have the right ballasting fitted all kind of wierd things with the lamps happen, I would disconnect the HIDS and try it then

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    The dash lights turned off over night, and driven a few times today every thing back to normal.

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