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Since picking up my '01 S80 T6 on Monday, I've been able to drive it in many different situations (having the week off certainly helped...) & am very pleased with my decision. It's very sure-footed (it came with a set of Toyo Proxes TPT's), and I'm very (pleasantly) surprised with the gas mileage: Having gone through roughly a tank and a half over the course of a city/highway combined 435 miles, my on-board computer is telling me that I am currently averaging 19.9 mpg. Maybe I'm just used to stopping at every gas station in the '96 Yukon (5.7L V8) that I traded in on this car, but this is amazing.<p>There are a couple of things that need attention; the moonroof rattles a little so I'll need to tighten up those screws, it might need a driver's side strut mount because it has a bit of a rattle when I drive over washboard/train tracks (but I don't think I should be surprised by that based on what I've read), and it looks like it's been washed, often, in a car wash with the spinning rags of death so I'll need to give it a day's worth of attention with some polish when the temperature gets above the mid-thirties for a while.<p>One thing of note; this afternoon on the highway I noticed a message on the dash that indicated:<p>Bulb Failure<br>Position Light<p>I checked all of the exterior lamps when I stopped, and everything seemed okay. So my question of course, is what's a position light and where is it?<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Muskoka at 7:24 PM 3-19-2006</i>
 

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Re: My first week's impressions... (Muskoka)

It is in your rear tail light assembly. The centre tail lamp bulbs that light up when the headlight switch is set to "on".<p>Just turn on your headlamp switch and then go stand behind the car you'll see which one is out (hint... there are two in each tail light).<p>Then just... 1) open trunk 2) remove rear felt material side panel piece 3) wiggle bulb till it lights up. done.<p>If this does not fix it then you may actually have a burnt out bulb.
 

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Re: My first week's impressions... (ss60)

Thanks very much. They appeared okay when I checked them this afternoon, but I'll take a closer look.<p>You're in Toronto too? Are you downtown or GTA?
 

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Bulb failure most probably means that you need to replace the bulb. The codes are located in your manual.<p>Have you actually driven the S80 hard?
 

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Downtown. I kept getting the bulb failure message because the streets around here are so rough and the bulb kept shaking loose.<p>The benefit of living downtown is that after 3 years my car has only 37,000 km so far.
 

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Re: My first week's impressions... (ss60)

Living and working downtown is great. My office is at Yonge & Queen and am 5km door to door. <p>I know the rough streets well: All my taillight took was a little wiggle.
 
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