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P80 esoterica thread

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I love my factory brake gauge: more than 50% braking and the dash starts squeaking
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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.
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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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Can confirm that VIDA can activate the cruise control light... however it appears mine doesn't work. Shocker... lol
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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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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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ZionXIX wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:52 pm Dash squeak is a feature, not a problem
So much this^^^^

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