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hi all, just a quick one.<br>those of us who have the onboard computer, what exactly does it tell you as far as errors/msgs?<p>I know the following:<br>doors open<br>bonnet / boot open<br>service needed<p>what else does it show... does it show things like lightbulbs, brakes weak, and so on><p>just asking as im selling the bmw 525 which is a 1989 model... it has things like when the brakes are low and tyres are low etc
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Akash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hi all, just a quick one.<br>those of us who have the onboard computer, what exactly does it tell you as far as errors/msgs?<p>I know the following:<br>doors open<br>bonnet / boot open<br>service needed<p>what else does it show... does it show things like lightbulbs, brakes weak, and so on><p>just asking as im selling the bmw 525 which is a 1989 model... it has things like when the brakes are low and tyres are low etc</TD></TR></TABLE><p>These are confirmed from the owners manual (yes, RYOM!):<p><B>STOP SAFELY </B><br> - Stop and switch off the engine to help prevent the risk of serious damage. <br><B>STOP ENGINE </B> <br> - Stop and switch off the engine to help prevent the risk of serious damage. <br><B>SERVICE URGENT </B><br> - Take your car to an authorized Volvo retailer for inspection as soon as possible. <br><B>SEE MANUAL </B> <br> - Refer to your owner's manual. For additional information, please contact your Volvo retailer. <br><B>SERVICE REQUIRED</B> <br> - Take your car to an authorized Volvo retailer for inspection at your convenience (but preferably before the next scheduled maintenance service). <br><B>TIME FOR REGULAR SERVICE </B> <br> - This message is affect by the number of miles/km driven, by the number of months, or by the number of hours the engine has been run since the service function was reset at the most recent regularly scheduled service. <br><B>STC/DSTC SPIN CONTROL OFF </B><br><B>Brake failure - Service urgent</B><br><B>TRACTION CONTROL TEMPORARILY OFF</B><br><B>ANTI-SKID SERVICE REQUIRED</B><br><B>PASS. AIRBAG OFF SERVICE URGENT </B><p><br>There are others too - there's a Battery warning if the main battery gets low, a warning that your key battery is low, a warning that the washer fluid is low.<p>Probably lots more too!<p>UKMatt<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Akash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hi all, just a quick one.<br>those of us who have the onboard computer, what exactly does it tell you as far as errors/msgs?<p>I know the following:<br>doors open<br>bonnet / boot open<br>service needed<p>what else does it show... does it show things like lightbulbs, brakes weak, and so on><p>just asking as im selling the bmw 525 which is a 1989 model... it has things like when the brakes are low and tyres are low etc</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm a bit confused... as far as the sort of messages you've indicated, and which UKMatt has fully listed in his post, above, we all have those, right? It's not a "for those of us with" situation. Those are all the basic warning/informational messages that everyone has, more or less regardless of trim level. The only "computer" that is optional that I'm aware of is the trip computer, which shows: instantaneous fuel economy, current average fuel economy, average speed, and distance to empty. Given the examples you provided, I guess you are in fact just wondering what the car's standard set of informational messages is?
 

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Re: Onboard computer (mullmann)

Sometimes stuff like low engine power, low brake power please stop careful, traction control or abs temporaly off, transmission oil too hot please stop, and stuff like abs/dstc needs service or your car needs service the list goes on. <p>Volvo has wide range of imagination
 

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So you haven't seen the one that goes "brace yourself, this one's gonna hurt!" yet? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sorry I should have said that I know about the manual notices... but anymore.<p>Basically I was just curious if it tells you whether your brakes are low and just more than the basics.<p>and Mullmann... i think I have got myself confused... I thought that if you did not have the trip computer, it would not have the messages either such as service, battery low and so on
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Akash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and Mullmann... i think I have got myself confused... I thought that if you did not have the trip computer, it would not have the messages either such as service, battery low and so on</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hi, Akash -- nope, you'll get the various warning messages regardless of whether you have the computer. Those messages actually trump the computer display; that is, if you have one of the trip computer readouts showing and the car needs to tell you something, it will flash the warning message up in place of the trip computer display you had selected.<p>All of the above pertains to US-spec cars, at least. But I can't imagine it would be different in other markets.
 
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