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    Default 406 D8 trip computer

    G'day all.

    Yesterday I spent all day fitting a trip computer to my 406. It's the factory one and I swapped over the whole loom for it. Anyway everything works as it should except I have one concern. When you turn the car off the fuel part turns off but the lights behind the screen stay on. I'm wondering if anyone with a trip computer in there 406 D8 could tell if there meant to turn off, I assume they are so I might just add a wire myself!

    Anyway according to it so far I've averaged 8.6 l/100 not bad for a v6



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    G'day all.

    Yesterday I spent all day fitting a trip computer to my 406. It's the factory one and I swapped over the whole loom for it. Anyway everything works as it should except I have one concern. When you turn the car off the fuel part turns off but the lights behind the screen stay on. I'm wondering if anyone with a trip computer in there 406 D8 could tell if there meant to turn off, I assume they are so I might just add a wire myself!

    Anyway according to it so far I've averaged 8.6 l/100 not bad for a v6



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    Mine turns off. Light comes on bright when you turn the ignition on, and dims when you turn the parking lights on.
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    Damn! I think my unit is faulty, so I might just hack it so the lights come on with the key for now until I find a new one!

    Thanks for the reply

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    The unit will also illuminate to show the external temperature if the (factory) radio is switched on; perhaps if you've put a non-factory unit in or altered the wiring in any other way this may have affected this function of the computer.
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    The D8 doesn't have the radio going through it. I've fitted an after market radio but haven't cut any wires anyway. the old one I had (which was just a temp gauge not a fuel meter)used to light up when I turn on the headlights even without the ignition. so I think the new one has been shorted somehow Internally!

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    Anyway all fixed I ran my own wires directly soldered to the circuit board for the globes. To power when I want them to turn on

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