I Started the engine today and the odometer readout stated to flash, both the total milage and the trip reading below. It now flashes on for a second, off for a second etc. Anybody know if this is trying to tell me something or is it just broken like everything else on this car?
As I put up the passenger side window today the top of the door trim went with it.
This has happened to me a few times and I have popped the question to the forum on several occasions.......the best they could come up with was that I didnt wait for the computer to check itself and give the "OK"......I'm not sure I beleive this........in any case the problem disappears when you switch the ignition off and then back on again. I dont know what it means but CATASSTROPHIC FAILURE it aint...........
I've had very few warnings (on my 3rd body brain), and I reckon there IS a link between not waiting for the OK and the error messages. Each time there has been anything such as immobilizer something, I'm pretty sure I switched on too quickly.
Flashing odometer readout is a signal that the display ecu has had a problem communicating with the body computer. The normal procedure for this is carrying out the proxi-alignment procedure using the dealer examiner computer. Basically this reconfigures all the ecu's on board and normally this is all that is needed.
When I tested drive my car, the odometer was flashing as well. After the gargage took it back to the dealer and fixed it. So far it has not reappear. Apparently they just have to use the dealer examiner computer to reset it.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by NumanRacing:
<strong>....... and normally this is all that is needed.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Still a pain if it means having to take this £19,000 car back to the dealer for the FOURTH time in its one month life.
What a shame, this could have been such a nice car.
You mightn't even need a trip to the dealer. I had this happen a bit a couple of months ago, with no indications or problems other than the flashing odometer. Just ignored it and it went away of its own accord.
The same thing happened to me after disconnecting and then re-connecting the battery. It would not reset by turning the ignition off and on.
I disconnected the battery again, waited a couple of minutes then re-connected and everything was fine.
Hope this saves you a trip to the dealers Tony.