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Old 08-20-2015, 01:45 PM
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Question What is this?

Hello all!
I have a 2006 R53 JCW with the ChronoPackage and was wondering what this round item is. Is it an indicator lamp? If so, for what? It does not illuminate on initial turning of the key to 'on' nor when fuel level is low. The instruction manual makes no mention of it either, from what I can tell at least.




Something else I noticed is that if I have the key removed from the mini and the turn indicator is on, the side markers stay illuminated. Even when the doors are locked, the side lights stay on. They don't blink, but stay solidly lit. The door does not ding when opened either. Very strange. Can anyone else replicate that, or do I have a random electrical issue somewhere? -- to replicate, all one has to do is flip the turn signal left or right with the key removed and see if the front+rear lamps illuminate.


Thx :-)
Kevin
 

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Old 12-04-2015, 07:13 AM
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Pics dont load ?

That side indicator thing. Its a euro saftey thing, Mercedes does it also.
 
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:37 AM
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Thx ECSTuning. The pics worked before; maybe they were archived or something.

I found out what the Chrono indicator is - Check Fuel Cap.

Do the side indicator lights eventually turn off?
 
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:18 PM
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Welcome,

Try to reclick the cap. Its it still shows up you will need a new cap, the seal or vent might be bad. 16117222391

https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/16117222391/




No on the indicator, make sure the stalk is always back to center.
 

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