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    A Hello & a Question

    Hi all,

    I've been a reader of this forum for some time, i thought it was about time i registered!

    I have a bit of a problem - after fitting my new stereo on monday i noticed that the milage of my car is no longer being displayed (now appears as a row of dashes - i'll post a pic when i get home tonight).

    I was wondering if any of you guys have experianced anything similar and any help in sorting it would be much appreciated!

    Chances are I broke something as i'm not exactly the practicle type!

    Thanks!

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    welcome to A/S this will prob get moved into the chit chat section where others will welcome you..... so be patient but im sure someone will be able to sort you out....
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    Thanks for the welcome

    This is the problem i'm having:

    Tried resetting the trip however nothing happens - if i hold it down i get a mileage but it is totally wrong (40,000 miles out!). A relative recommended disconnecting the battery for 20 minutes, i'm gonna give this a shot tomorrow.

    Has anyone seen anything like this? I have a nasty feeling this is gonna cost me a lot to fix!
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    that is very strange matey, try removeing your new sterio from the ISO loom and see if it goes back to normal. If so then check the wiring, if not it will need some tech 2ing me thinks

    Welcome to AS btw

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys

    I have just removed my stereo - unfortunatly that hasent resolved the problem.The one thing i noticed was on the cable connecting the PCB for the steering wheel controls to the stereo, one of the two yellow leads had come out - i don't know if this was like it when i first installed it. The only other thing that springs to mind is when i first installed the stereo, i had to pull the connectors (the power and the aerial cable) forward a little.

    Is it likley that i disconnected something when i did this? The reason I ask is because EVERYTHING else works on the dash, afaik all the warning lights are working, speedo, rev counter ect all fine, the only thing that doesnt work is the bottom of the display that shows the mileage (see the above pic)

    Would it just be easier for me to admit defeat and give VX a shout? I'm not exactly the most technically minded person when it comes to cars!

    Oh by the way - a few pics of my car:

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    Have you tried removing the clocks to see if a plug has worked loose?
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    I could try - however the chances are I would either break it completley or wouldnt get it back on properly! If I'm totally honest i'm incredibly new to working on my car (if you couldn't tell already!), it's all a bit scary to me at the moment!

    Thanks for your help so far i'll keep trying differant things.
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    Welcome to AstraSport mate

    If nothing has come lose I would take it to Vaux and get them to use Tech2 on it.
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    I'll give them a shout tomorrow - hopefully it wont be too fatal to my wallet!

    Cheers for your help - much appreciated
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    welcome to the site, what an odd problem you have
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