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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:44 am 
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Hello, i was in my mates futura the other day and noticed that the lights that display how many k's youv done was really bright, and in my car they are soooo dull i can hardly read them?? what would cause this?
Also one other thing iv hered around, is it bad for your car to start it with the ac on??
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:18 am 
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theres alittle bulb behind it it is prorly blackened out, just replace it.
don't know abt a/c, i turn it off before startin though as less strain on the battery

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:37 pm 
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it it has climate control the compressor will kick in after the car starts so it should not make a difference, dunno about non climate control.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:42 pm 
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id say it would be the bulb behind the odometer. mine went dull the other day, as if it was blown, but a little tap fixed it. but it worries me because the one in my clock did the same a few months before it blew, and the odo one would be harder to get at then the clock

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:01 pm 
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Starting your car with the Ac on is going to put more load on your battery, other than that I have never had any other problems.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:27 pm 
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Ok thanks for the replys, so is it a difficult job to get to the bulbs behind the spedo??
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:31 pm 
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dregg69 wrote:
Ok thanks for the replys, so is it a difficult job to get to the bulbs behind the spedo??


time consuming more so than anything. just takes a bit of time & thought (first off) to get the dash surround, buttons undone, and to pull the cluster out - its not a big deal really, especially once you know what you're doing :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:52 pm 
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Having your AC on when starting won't do any harm.The same as full throttle(WOT)AC is disabled until "start up"has completed.Engine and accesories are "disabled"until RPM is above 750(from memory).At WOT,AC is disabled to provide max power.Go for drive up big hill with AC on,using WOT and see what i mean.Air from vent will not be cooled as compressor is disabled,will take a decent hill to see results.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:04 pm 
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In the old magnetic switch air cons, it was bad to start with them on, but newer rotary compressors, no probs, thats my understanding of it.
You have got your dimmer turned all the way up havent you?
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