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Old 26 Apr 2009, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi iv just bought my first scooby and iv a few questions im hoping you lads and lasses may be able to help with.
firstly does any one know wot the bright switch on the centre console button is for and also the switch on top ov the steering column as i i have tried them both and i cant figure them out??????? any reply wud be gratefully recieved

secondly it has a twin headlight conversion but who ever has put them in must av messed the job up coz i go to put high beam on and all the other lights go out can anyone let me know which lights r supposed to do wot and also if this is supposed to happen please cheers steve

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Old 26 Apr 2009, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm preety sure the bright button is to do with the clock displays, but i can never see any different in mine, asfor the light conversion i'd pull it out and start again
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: centre console

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The BRIGHT switch. Yes its for the Night illumination dimness cancellation.You can adjust brightness of the instrument panel illumination for better visibility.

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Parking light ..... By pushing the front of the switch, the following lights will come on. Tail lights, licence plate lights and paking lights.
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 07:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks a lot lads its been buggin the s!!t out ov me since i got it also any one tell me wot this turbo timer is all bout and do i need it cheers once again 4 replys
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 07:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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when turn't on it lets the engine run for a set time allowing oil to cool hopefully preventing any damage
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 08:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It aint switched on at mo do i really need it then mike cheers
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 08:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i would say its adviasable depending on how you drive, i wouldn't not have one as i wouldn't anything to happen to my engine as it all costs alot to fix lol
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 08:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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note that turbo timers can invalidate your insurance as you can lock and leave the car whilst it is still running.

easiest way is take it easy for a few miles before home.
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As Mike said the turbo timer will allow your engine, specifically the turbo, to return from elevated temperature levels to normal temperature levels prior to the engine being turned off. This can prevent oil coking in turbochargers that are cooling by engine oil. With a turbo timer you can warm up your car during cold days. Jump in, start your car, set the timer, remove your key, exit the vehicle, set the alarm, and enter a nice warm vehicle 10 minutes later.
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many of the turbos now use water cooling aswell.
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 10:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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note that turbo timers can invalidate your insurance as you can lock and leave the car whilst it is still running.

easiest way is take it easy for a few miles before home.
As JD says, they are really not necessary provided you take the last couple of miles home easy and off boost. Mine has one but don't have cause to use it. Bit of a gimmick most of the time really imo.
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Like what Jd, Pete and Wayne said above I dont use a turbo timer either in mine before you wana turn engine off after a hard spin and on boost just let car idle for about 3mins the oil then will have cooled down the turbo and it safe to turn engine off then
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