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P80 esoterica thread

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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by Goupil » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:25 am

I love my factory brake gauge: more than 50% braking and the dash starts squeaking


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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:05 am

abscate wrote:
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The only way to troubleshoot your cruise control light on a P80 is ....have it work.

It does not come on with key in pos I or II. It’s the only dash light that does not self test.

Maybe you can turn the light on in VIDA for a 99?
Well -1998 cars don't have a light, but you could probably turn it on with VIDA with '99+ cars. I haven't tried it yet.


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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:31 am

A service light that only reminds you for 100 seconds after startup to do nothing before going back to sleep is a feature most modern cars certainly lack.


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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:04 am

Can confirm that VIDA can activate the cruise control light... however it appears mine doesn't work. Shocker... lol
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:05 am
abscate wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:39 am
The only way to troubleshoot your cruise control light on a P80 is ....have it work.

It does not come on with key in pos I or II. It’s the only dash light that does not self test.

Maybe you can turn the light on in VIDA for a 99?
Well -1998 cars don't have a light, but you could probably turn it on with VIDA with '99+ cars. I haven't tried it yet.
Probably because cruise on ME7 is fully integrated into one unit - the ETM

So how do you know when cruise is loaded, but not activated, on a -1998 car? I thought an indicator was mandatory..


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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:10 pm

abscate wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Probably because cruise on ME7 is fully integrated into one unit - the ETM

So how do you know when cruise is loaded, but not activated, on a -1998 car? I thought an indicator was mandatory..
I guess they assume you'll just look at the switch! I've always thought it was odd that the older cars don't have a light.


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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by callahanoffroad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:31 am

ZionXIX wrote:
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Dash squeak is a feature, not a problem
So much this^^^^

My big one is learning to accept wear and imperfections as acceptable. Ie chipped clear coat and split leather seats. I only have so much money!!!!


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