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how2get other menu on vt trip computer

Discussion in 'V6 Development And Modification' started by Balistic3.8L, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Balistic3.8L

    Balistic3.8L Guest

    hey dudes thers alot more on your trip computer than you think if you did not already know. you can get taco. kmph .fuel temp.litres left in tank.heaps more just put key in ignition hold mode button and up arrow button in for 4 seconds then turn key to acc while still holdin buttons and then realese them a chime will sound and new menu will display you can get another by doing the same thing but holding the down button hope this helps those who did not know this cheers :thumbsup:
     
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    Has anyone else tried this?

    I want to do it on mine out of curiosity...
     
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    I just went and checked this out on mine, and while it did give me what looked like a voltage reading and a few other numbers, including a temperature reading of some description. It wasn't all that helpful, considering I can't access it while I am driving :S

    Is there a way to enable it as a fourth page of information so I can view it while the car is running?

    Also, some sort of idea of what the numbers mean would be helpful. Is there official holden documentation somewhere that explains it all?
     
  4. A SPEC 5.0

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    you can acces it while driving. start the car while you have menu and arrow buttons held down. this also works with older and newer commodores with triple window displays.
     
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    I have the triple window display. I'll give it a go on my way home from work today. But do I have to hold down the buttons each and every time?

    I know I can modify the normal menus (3 sets of 3 windows) and turn things on and off if I wish. I have done this and turned things like remaining fuel, etc on (which previously weren't on).

    Seems silly that info like this isn't able to be turned on permanently - however:

    On this hidden menu, there was a screen with numbers that I could increment up to 30, and back down to 0. Something like:

    to00 - to30

    and it said 'nu' on it too.

    I think I need to find some Holden Documentation on this...
     
  6. Balistic3.8L

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    gee im just giving advise work it out for your self i did . shall i change your oil for you 2? and it does work while driving voltage reading is your battery very helpfull if you want to check if it is ok.try the down button 4 kmph and taco you can also reset your service intervile that flashes eg 70thousand k service will flash when you reach 68k you can clear this without going to a dealer
     
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    hehe, don't get upset. I am finding Holden's lack of documentation on such things to be quite frustrating. I thought perhaps you might know a little more about it. Obviously not.

    I realise I can hold down the buttons and start the car to have it, but I don't want to have to do that each time.

    Anyway - I have to get some stuff checked out at a Holden Dealership sooner or later - i'll just ask their service department for more info on it.
     
  8. A SPEC 5.0

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    holden dont have any info on this. theres is so much you can do have fun with it!
     
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    Fair enough - i'll see what I can do with it.

    Thanks for the insight guys!
     
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    Just wondering how you found these extra menus, were you bored one day and just thought " i wonder what happens when i hold this down ETC."

    But apart from that, i think ill be playing around with that in my old mans VT tonight

    thanks man.
     

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