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Re: V8 engine code

In a message dated 9/2/98 4:48:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
nathan@huxley.baz.com writes:

<< I've currently got a V8 for extended test drive- whenever I start
 the car the airbag light stays on a hair longer than any other check lights,
 and the center display screen (the trip computer) flashes 30 until I hit one
 of the display scroll buttons.  What does this mean?
 nate >>

Well, nate, it's not unusual for the airbag light to stay on a little longer
than the other warning lights- usually 5-10 seconds.  Otherwise, check if
recall was recently done.  Many have reported that the light stays on longer
after this was done (haven't had mine in for the recall work yet ;-).

As to the 30 flashing, that's the indicator for the fuel-up reminder.  It's
supposed to start blinking when you've made it to "reserve", but often it does
so well before this.  After that, the fuel pump indicator comes on in yellow.

-Ingo Rautenberg
90 v8q 203k miles
Currently testing new oil pressure sending unit...(with lighter checkbook)