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    Went to inspect the car we're buying again, checked the power steering (fine), and checked the dash lights, and also did the pedal trick.

    Pedal trick resulted in a flashing light that kept flashing, no gaps, no particular code (assume that means it's clear)?

    Not sure what lights are meant to be on when you turn the accessories on (Pos II), so any help appreciated :) - It's a Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 (2003) Club. It's passed a pre-MOT test (and would pass another MOT as-is).

    Apologies for any crap quality in the photos, camera phone... and yes the interior is incredibly dirty!

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    Dynamic Dave Qualified lego bricklayer

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    The pedal trick is for reading out fault codes. If the car/spanner light isn't on, then no fault codes will be flashed up.
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    I know it is, I did it to see if there were any stored. All that happened was a light flashed constantly, so I assume no codes stored.

    Do the lights in the pictures look correct for position 2 (before they all go off?). I dont have an owners manual to access atm, so not sure whether that's all of them or not.
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    Dynamic Dave Qualified lego bricklayer

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    According to the 2003 handbook I have:

    car/spanner light - lights up for a few seconds when ignition is switched on.
    engine block light (known as the emmisions fault light) - lights up when ignition is
    switched on. Should go out shortly after engine starts.
    Alternator, oil pressure lights should come on, and then go off once the engine is running.
    Airbag light - lights up for approx. 4 seconds, then should go off. Fault if remains lit.
    EPS light - comes on for several seconds when ignition is switched on.
    Handbrake / low brake fluid level light - Comes on with ignition. Should remain lit until the handbrake is released. If stays on then the brake fluid is low.

    Some may go out within a few seconds of the ignition key being turned, and before the engine is started. All the warning lights (with the exception of the handbrake / low brake fluid level light) should go out once the engine is running though. If any remain lit, then there is a fault.
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    Righto, so those are all present and accounted for in the pictures. That's the main question I asked because of the gap of lights on the left (below the 4), and the gap between the Handbrake/low brake fluid light and the EPS light. Fine =) Happier now.

    Cheers Dave!
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    I can take a look at the handbook again tonight (on my other PC) to see what other lights are there. Chances are they are for things like ABS, trailer lights, etc.
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    Would it be a bit cheeky to ask if it's possible for you to upload the 2003 handbook so I can have a read before I go pick this car up today/tomorrow? :p Seems a bit geeky but I like to read manuals before I use something... especially a .8 of a tonne piece of metal!
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    Yes contant flashing means no codes
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    Dynamic Dave Qualified lego bricklayer

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    pm me your email address, and I'll send it across. It's actually for a 2003 Combo, but for all intense purposes it's the same car. In fact, thinking about it, I have a feeling it says Combo/Corsa on the cover. Can't verify that though as it's on my other PC.
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    Mint! pm sent. You my man are a legend! :p

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