The Dreaded Warning Light Blues.


If you are like me you are the type of person who like things in life to be simple, because simple doesn’t give you headaches or sleepless nights. I often hear stories from fellow Crossfire owners about all sorts of issues, error codes etc which when I read them I start to panic a little because I equate warning lights with expensive garage repairs.

So to my surprise yesterday evening a warning light I had never seen before came on and scared the life out of me.

Now I did read the owners manual once when I got the car a couple of years ago and all that I had remembered is that if its red stop, if its amber go home and get it checked.

Fortunately it was amber so at least I could get home. Now on the way home my mind was racing, what could it be, it must be serious because it looks serious as symbol. So I did just that, got home in the dark got my handbook out and looked up the chart for understanding your instrument panel.

My relief was immeasurable it was telling me that It I had a bulb out, so that is easy to sort out I thought. So with the help of my Grand Daughter I managed to diagnose that it was the offside brake light. That’s easy to fix I thought I will replace it with one out of my universal Bulb Kit I bought for when we go touring the continent.

I have discovered though that nothing straight forward in this life. Standard bulbs do not fit the Crossfire because of a peculiar pin arrangement on the bulb and socket. So after a visit to our local Halfords I bought a pair and replaced them.

So I thought I would share my findings with the rest of you who travel on the continent. Please make sure you have the correct replacement bulbs because the on the spot fines particularly in France can be pretty horrific.

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