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    Is there a way to turn gauges (gas) on while engine is off - re: while re-fueling?

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    I think you posted in the wrong part of the forums... You should try to get this moved to the C6 section...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogfish246 View Post
    I think you posted in the wrong part of the forums... You should try to get this moved to the C6 section...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjrenrew View Post
    Is there a way to turn gauges (gas) on while engine is off - re: while re-fueling?
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    SJRenrew,
    The only way I'm aware of to have your gas gauge on while refueling would be to do so with the engine running- and I wouldn't recommend that.


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    Does pushing and holding the bottom of the 'start' button activate the fuel gauge along with the rest of the stuff on the dash? Can't remember.
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    Tuna,
    I think all that does is turn on accessory power to the radio. I don't think that turns on the gauges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
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    I think all that does is turn on accessory power to the radio. I don't think that turns on the gauges.
    If you press it for a short time, that is true but it you press and hold it, it activates just about everything on the dash - I've used this mode to adjust "Options" setting without having to start the motor. I just don't have my car with me today to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    If you press it for a short time, that is true but it you press and hold it, it activates just about everything on the dash - I've used this mode to adjust "Options" setting without having to start the motor. I just don't have my car with me today to check it out.
    Does it? I'll have to try that.

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    Thanks for the tips I'll give them a try - I knew there would be some clever folks out there that would figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    If you press it for a short time, that is true but it you press and hold it, it activates just about everything on the dash - I've used this mode to adjust "Options" setting without having to start the motor. I just don't have my car with me today to check it out.

    I checked it this morning. Pressing and holding the bottom side (Acc) of the START button for 5 seconds activates the dash as if you started the engine but no engine start. The gas gauge was reading correctly.

    Push the bottom of the button again to shut everything down.

    I checked the owner's manual for my '08 and it does not mention this feature anywhere that I could fine but I remember reading it somewhere. I'll check the '06 manual this weekend and see if it's there.

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