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Wife has just rung, with car full of kids...


She has symbol flashing on the dashboard which looks like its indicating some fault with the diff lock....plus the symbols around the circular selector on the centre console, are all flashing too......

Selector is pointing to "HIGH" as normal.....

She's had quick look in manual but can't see anything....

Any ideas??

Next stop the dealers methinks, at the very least for an explanation.....

 

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QUOTE(Kaine @ Feb 24 2006, 12:36 PM)Sorry Chris, not sure - hopefully the dealer can help out
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What?

You mean you don't have locking diffs in your 5 series....???



Found this:

on Club Touareg

but its not very helpful.....


Spoke to Touareg Techy at dealers and he's not seen b4.....
 

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It's not something simple like one of the kids has pressed the ESP button.??????
 

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QUOTE(Scottie @ Feb 24 2006, 01:43 PM)It's not something simple like one of the kids has pressed the ESP button.??????
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Good idea, but no......
 

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Possibly a fuse? Battery got a bit low, its common the lights on the dash all show up.. but if so 'consumer electrics' should show first or 'start engine'...
Most people don't see this first time round..
 

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i agree is prob. the battery low, charge & problem should go. If it doesnt then dealer check for fault i guess
 

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Going to go and swap cars and take it to dealer, so will report back Monday probably.

This is definitely first lights we have seen - no consumer electrics or anything - and only recently when I was using it I checked that voltmeter was reading as it should...and it was.....
 

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Update - started back up after being parked and fault seems to have gone away.....


Wait and see........
 

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Even if the volt meter is reading 14volts, the drain on the battery only shows up in a splendid array of lights which worries the life out of everybody. More often than not its a low battery that starts all this off. I use a battery maintainer to keep the battery up to scratch. I hope it is just the battery and not anything more serious.


It will go away but you need to charge the battery up..

CTEK battery maintainer can be purchased direct from them

http://www.vertar.com/prodtype.asp?pt_id=110

 

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Even if the volt meter is reading 14volts, the drain on the battery only shows up in a splendid array of lights which worries the life out of everybody. More often than not its a low battery that starts all this off. I use a battery maintainer to keep the battery up to scratch. I hope it is just the battery and not anything more serious.


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had same problem on me old treg.
battery going flat.
give a good run and should be ok.
cheers
tin
 

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QUOTE(martin @ Feb 24 2006, 02:39 PM)had same problem on me old treg.
battery going flat.
give a good run and should be ok.
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Ta for that!

I guess the cold weather will not have helped.....it should get a few decent runs over the weekend so hopefully should resolve it....fingers crossed!

I've actually got an accumate conditioner but I keep that plugged into the Tiv....

Thanks all!
 

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QUOTE(Hipflyguy @ Feb 24 2006, 02:49 PM)And I can't add quotes for toffee....?

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Werther's....???

You're right, it was a good pointer...thanks.

Maybe the Treg will get the conditioner treatment tonight, instead of the Tiv...still seems a bit crap that a £40k car runs down its battery when only a year old.

Oh and the only aftermarket extra fitted to ours is the DVD system, which the dealer fitted before we took delivery.....
 

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QUOTE(chrisbin @ Feb 24 2006, 02:53 PM)
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Werther's....???

You're right, it was a good pointer...thanks.

Maybe the Treg will get the conditioner treatment tonight, instead of the Tiv...still seems a bit crap that a £40k car runs down its battery when only a year old.

Oh and the only aftermarket extra fitted to ours is the DVD system, which the dealer fitted before we took delivery.....
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Was wondering where can I buy these conditioner treament thingys. ????? Both our Minis sit in the garage for weeks on ends without turning a wheel.
 

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QUOTE(Scottie @ Feb 24 2006, 02:56 PM)Was wondering where can I buy these conditioner treament thingys. ????? Both our Minis sit in the garage for weeks on ends without turning a wheel.
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Mine is an Accumate.

You could try Leven technologys - clickety click

No idea how price competitive they are but they do all the bits...

You can get direct from here
 
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