Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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@Ben . Copper (as u say) or Silver is the way to go on plugs, Iridium etc is for longevity not performance.

As to them gauges - u won't see me having them on the A-pillar - looks very teenager like and distracting (to me). The AF and boost gauges are more or less there to verify that everything is OK, and is not something i usually check much during drive other than at a glance like when u check the rear view mirror. I am aware of how little distraction it takes to make a mistake, that is why i am very careful when texting and driving.
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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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Moving off the subject of boots gauges...
Your car is a series 2 so has an immobiliser chip in the ignition key. The antenna ring around the ignition lock sometimes gives trouble.
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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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If I understand u correctly v6, u think my antenna ring around the ignition switch might be faulty and cause my engine to run bad or not at all ?
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HansNOR wrote:I am aware of how little distraction it takes to make a mistake, that is why i am very careful when texting and driving.
EMails are a bugger at speed :)
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HansNOR wrote:If I understand u correctly V6, u think my antenna ring around the ignition switch might be faulty and cause my engine to run bad or not at all ?
It can cause it to run not at all, but I think it also brings on a warning light (I have not owned a series 2 Xantia for several years).
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Yes Mike, that's correct. If the aerial is duff the engine won't start and ill illuminate the yellow warning light that looks like a three-side box with an arrow in it...
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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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Dont think there is such a warning light. But airbag warning light came on ... :p hopefully bad connection under the seat
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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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If you're not seeing it Hans then all is OK on the immobiliser... I think the light is in the tachometer and is in the same position roughly as the door-open warning light...

Occasionally you see it flash briefly when you first turn on the ignition but not always..
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Re: Bergen Xantia Activa CT

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Assuming you do not have a blown light bulb (if it is, replace them all in one go, as it saves having to replace another one in six months time!), the immobiliser light is on for less than a second. Pop the key in the ignition, look in the main instrument panel area, and turn the key. White box, key symbol in it, and if you blink you will miss it.
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James, that's excellent :D Your memory is better than mine ;)