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Just noticed this today on the way to work. I had the lights on and switched to D when a bloke in a VW Polo next to me gave 'that look' at a red light. ;) Anyway, when I pushed the switch for D mode the dashboard lights dimmed for a second then went back to normal. Has anyone else noticed this? Is it supposed to do this or is this a potential fault? I never noticed this in my MiTo, so maybe it's something in the Giulietta.
 

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its supposed to do this
 

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the lights dim twice.. i guess its a warning that its going in Dynamic.. or just a cool funky thing. either way.. its normal
 

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the lights dim twice.. i guess its a warning that its going in Dynamic.. or just a cool funky thing. either way.. its normal
Great, I was hoping this was the case. The guy in the VW Polo (with the big blower exhaust) wasn't expecting the big 4 door car next to him to launch away from the lights like it did, the poor guy tried but gave up after a few hundred yard, bless! :cheese:
 

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When I saw the subject I thought "unfreakinbelievable". I go in and? This made my day :D.
 

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a asimple audible grunt will do
 

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now do it at night - and watch what the lights do ... but don't get carried away as you'll miss your launch point

(also, switch instrument display to "turbo boost pressure" ;-) )
 

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talkign of boost display, i have been wondering how hard it would be to fit a proper boos guage to t he car
 

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Yeah, what's wrong with the one on the RadioNav? (you can switch it to a G force meter if you don't want to see the power & boost gauges)

The dimming lights thing is one of the joys of switching to D while you're driving (along with the bit where you get thrown back into your seat). There's a thread on here from last year where someone complained that it was dangerous because you couldn't see the speedo for a split second, and that might make you crash, etc.
For the rest of us, it's just a fun touch of style. :D
 
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Most cars in SA like Hygrade's doesn't have the radionav. Its to expensive. Its about 1800 pounds to add it to your car. So the only boost display most in SA has is the one on the onboard trip computer....

As for the dimming lights... I love it! Its like a hart beating!!!
 

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Was just thinking that I hadn't noticed this feature but then realised that even though I've had the car since April I don't think I've driven it in the dark yet!:eek:
 

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Yeah, what's wrong with the one on the RadioNav? (you can switch it to a G force meter if you don't want to see the power & boost gauges)

The dimming lights thing is one of the joys of switching to D while you're driving (along with the bit where you get thrown back into your seat). There's a thread on here from last year where someone complained that it was dangerous because you couldn't see the speedo for a split second, and that might make you crash, etc.
For the rest of us, it's just a fun touch of style. :D
Nav is not an option in SA
 

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this is true, its like the G is winking at you..............winking twice
 
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