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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Message on info display
« on: 21 March 2008, 23:43:13 »
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Means you drive an auto tractor engined omega with 225/55/16 tyres, and HID headlights.

So I'm guessing a 1998/9 2.5TD Elite auto....

I still can't decide if that's spooky or geeky, damn impressive though whichever way you look at it.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Rear window won't close
« on: 10 March 2008, 20:49:12 »
My rear window won't close automatically. It gets to about 3 inches from the top of the opening and then bounces back as though the invisible man's arm was in the way.

I can close it by dabbing the switch incrementally until the window is shut.

I have held the switch in the "close/up" position for a good 10 seconds with the window fully closed (both the driver door switch and the switch on the same door), but it won't "re-learn" where the top of the opening is.

An ideas? :-/

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Both of the mapping heavyweights, TeleAtlas and NavTech are pretty much on the ball when it comes to updates.

The maps are "Amended" with information such as proposed roads at the time of software updates, but obviously this is never going to be 100% precise.

Roads and Bypasses are changed on a daily basis, and maps are launched once or maybe twice a year depending on supplier.

Root around in the car, and you will find a perfectly useable AA road atlas, and its probably more than 5 years out of date, but the point I mam trying to make is that you would still consider using it to get from A to B.

Personally, I update mine every year in my VW, and yes, I do see a benefit from it, but then I cover a phenominal mileage every year, so the small additions really do add up in my case. That said, the Nav disc in my Ferrari is probably two years old, and even that doesn`t miss a road - if it does, then I haven`t noticed it as it doesn`t really do the mileage to warrant yet another hundred quid for a disc.

Horses for Courses really - how often does the nav mapping fail to get you where you wanted to go?

 :-/

Considering the number of new roads between Bedford, Cambridge, Luton, Milton Keynes and Oxford going on right now and the fact that I live right in the middle of the lot (in Bedford) quite often. Every time I go to work I drive through about 8 miles of ploughed fields according to the SatNav.

In the last couple of weeks I have had to visit 2 addresses which my 2001 system had not yet heard of; one of these was Jaime's house and the other was my Sister-in-Law's new house (about 2 years old).

I've also been caught out with 3 petrol stations marked on my SatNav that were nothing more than abandoned sites when I got there. I got away with it so far, but I'd hate to rely on this and get to a "dead" site with very little fuel left (re-fuelling happens quite often with my driving and a 3.2)

I am just as interested to know whether they have introduced any other improvements such as graphics etc. too.

Does anyone have a newer disk and lives within a reasonable distance that I could visit you and see how it looks before buying?



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I have a ND2013 system that over the past week will not load the disk just keeps on spiting out. I have used a cd cleaner but no good .

Has and one had this happen to them. I plays cd in the nav disk slot just fine.

Thanks

Steve.  

Mine sometimes does that, If I leave it after a minute or so it takes it back in.

Mine too.

I have a quick question:

I have a NavTech disk which is quite out of date now (2001).

Before I go out and spend £69 + £11 p&p on the 2007/8 disk (Click Here), can any of you tell me if the later versions of the disk have much in the way up updates year on year?

Roughly how far behind the reality of new roads are they? Do they improve on map quality, any new features? i.e. are they worth the money?

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brand new complete key fob from vaux £26 + vat !! :y
Which will need programming.

If its just the switches, a member on here, Martin Imber, is doing a switch replacement...

Can you dismantle the new keys and replace the outer casing and retain your own internals, thereby removing the need to reprogram?

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I will happily depair/remove old display and fit/pair yours.  I'd love to do this for free, but I need to make a charge (http://theboy.omegaowners.com) to partially cover the initial and ongoing costs of the Tech2.  I've done a few of these now.  Marks_DTM_Calib has similar facilities and knows his stuff as well.

Carpass is the bit of card that in your case has the mechanical key number and immobiliser PIN on it (older cars also have radio code and cd codes on). If lost, your dealer can get from VIN for £15 to £45 (shop around!).

Is yours a NCDC2011, NCDC2013 or NDCD2015?

Hi there TB.

All looking good for having the car and CID (in pairing mode from EdwardMickey) by this weekend.

More than happy to re-imburse you.

When works for you?

Thanks

N

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Another SAT NAV question
« on: 10 February 2008, 19:04:49 »
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Do you reckon we could aim at doing this on the weekend of the 1st or 2nd of March?

I also have read on here that there are a number of other "upgrades" which can be achieved with a Tech II, such as the Auto Gearbox software and stuff. Would it be possible to bring everything software-wise up to date at the same time?

Won't know until a bit nearer the time.

Only worthwhile upgrades are auto gearbox update and climate control update.

OK thanks, those were the two upgrades I'd read about.

I'll drop you line toward the end of the month then.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Another SAT NAV question
« on: 10 February 2008, 18:51:37 »
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I will happily depair/remove old display and fit/pair yours.  I'd love to do this for free, but I need to make a charge (http://theboy.omegaowners.com) to partially cover the initial and ongoing costs of the Tech2.  I've done a few of these now.

Carpass is the bit of card that in your case has the mechanical key number and immobiliser PIN on it (older cars also have radio code and cd codes on). If lost, your dealer can get from VIN for £15 to £45 (shop around!).

Is yours a NCDC2011, NCDC2013 or NDCD2015?


Sounds like a good deal. I've managed to find EdwardMickey and have dropped him a PM and e-mail, so i'll let you know by PM where we're going on this.

EdwardMickey (Keith) and I have agreed on a price for the CID. Thanks for the lead.

More than happy to pay your going rate. I'll have to get in touch with the seller to make sure he's got, or can get, the carpass.

We are thinking about pestering you to do our respective CID/GID swap outs on the same day at your place as soon after I get the car as possible (I pick it up on the 29th of this month, woo hoo).

Having spoken to Mickey (not being able to see the car right now) we reckon it is a NCDC2013 as it has the single slot for the CD at the top and a 4CD multi-changer below. It has a black front (not silver like a Vectra) and does not have the SIM card holder attachment in the glove box as some of the German Omegas have.

Thanks and look forward to meeting you then or in Telford if I can get there.

If you could peraps you could PM me with a number so I and Keith can get in touch with you to arrange a good time.
Excellent news :y

Makes sense to do on same day.

Do you reckon we could aim at doing this on the weekend of the 1st or 2nd of March?

I also have read on here that there are a number of other "upgrades" which can be achieved with a Tech II, such as the Auto Gearbox software and stuff. Would it be possible to bring everything software-wise up to date at the same time?

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Another SAT NAV question
« on: 05 February 2008, 19:35:37 »
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Makes sense to do on same day.

Only problem is that I'm keen to get it removed soonest so that I can sell the car soonest!


Sorry i can't provide my car until the 29th at the earliest as that is the day I'm picking it up. i'll have the money for the CID by then too.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Another SAT NAV question
« on: 04 February 2008, 22:54:12 »
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I will happily depair/remove old display and fit/pair yours.  I'd love to do this for free, but I need to make a charge (http://theboy.omegaowners.com) to partially cover the initial and ongoing costs of the Tech2.  I've done a few of these now.

Carpass is the bit of card that in your case has the mechanical key number and immobiliser PIN on it (older cars also have radio code and cd codes on). If lost, your dealer can get from VIN for £15 to £45 (shop around!).

Is yours a NCDC2011, NCDC2013 or NDCD2015?


Sounds like a good deal. I've managed to find EdwardMickey and have dropped him a PM and e-mail, so i'll let you know by PM where we're going on this.

EdwardMickey (Keith) and I have agreed on a price for the CID. Thanks for the lead.

More than happy to pay your going rate. I'll have to get in touch with the seller to make sure he's got, or can get, the carpass.

We are thinking about pestering you to do our respective CID/GID swap outs on the same day at your place as soon after I get the car as possible (I pick it up on the 29th of this month, woo hoo).

Having spoken to Mickey (not being able to see the car right now) we reckon it is a NCDC2013 as it has the single slot for the CD at the top and a 4CD multi-changer below. It has a black front (not silver like a Vectra) and does not have the SIM card holder attachment in the glove box as some of the German Omegas have.

Thanks and look forward to meeting you then or in Telford if I can get there.

If you could peraps you could PM me with a number so I and Keith can get in touch with you to arrange a good time.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Another SAT NAV question
« on: 04 February 2008, 17:30:11 »
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Thanks for that.

£1000 ain't going to happen!

I'll spend that on other stuff long before a colour screen. So this unpairing thing is not an easy process I take it?

What is the "head unit"? Is it an unreasonable logic to think "OK I'll look into screen and head unit"? What's involved there or is it easier to try to find an "unpaired" screen?

BTW Who is "The Boy"?
Me ;)

The GID needs to be unpaired from your existing head unit.  Your carpass is needed for this.

The CID (in delivery mode!) is then paired to your head unit, again, carpass needed.  RGB cable also needed.

If the CID is not in delivery mode, its as much use as a brick.

All sounds good, I think mine's the Siemens head unit with Bose sound system ont eh later Elite 3.2.

So where would I start to look for a CID in delivery mode?

What's the "carpass"?

Where do I get the RGB lead, I suppose you'd get that from teh source of the CID?

What's a typical price?

If I pay someone to help me fit this; i.e. "The Boy" or another willing helper what's the going rate?

If you wanted to PM me on this aspect then please do or write to nathanmoulds(AT)yahoo(DOT)com :-X

Thanks, I really appreciate the advice so far. :y I'm brand new here and to my Omega so I'm a bit clueless at present. I'm no numpty and will get there quickly if given guidance.   ;)
I will happily depair/remove old display and fit/pair yours.  I'd love to do this for free, but I need to make a charge (http://theboy.omegaowners.com) to partially cover the initial and ongoing costs of the Tech2.  I've done a few of these now.  Marks_DTM_Calib has similar facilities and knows his stuff as well.

Carpass is the bit of card that in your case has the mechanical key number and immobiliser PIN on it (older cars also have radio code and cd codes on). If lost, your dealer can get from VIN for £15 to £45 (shop around!).

Is yours a NCDC2011, NCDC2013 or NDCD2015?


Sounds like a good deal. I've managed to find EdwardMickey and have dropped him a PM and e-mail, so i'll let you know by PM where we're going on this.

BTW, I called 'Fred' my mechanic on the cambelt discussion we had and he tells me that he bought a cam locking kit for the V6 Omega last year and has done a good 10 or so Omega's with it. He is a good friend so I trust him to get it right because he knows I'll give him a hard time if he doesn't. Seriously though, he always likes to a top job and is proud of every car that he ever gives me back. I still hope to see/meet you in Telford and will make my decision on this after coming there though as you suggested.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Another SAT NAV question
« on: 04 February 2008, 14:43:45 »
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Thanks for that.

£1000 ain't going to happen!

I'll spend that on other stuff long before a colour screen. So this unpairing thing is not an easy process I take it?

What is the "head unit"? Is it an unreasonable logic to think "OK I'll look into screen and head unit"? What's involved there or is it easier to try to find an "unpaired" screen?

BTW Who is "The Boy"?
Me ;)

The GID needs to be unpaired from your existing head unit.  Your carpass is needed for this.

The CID (in delivery mode!) is then paired to your head unit, again, carpass needed.  RGB cable also needed.

If the CID is not in delivery mode, its as much use as a brick.

All sounds good, I think mine's the Siemens head unit with Bose sound system ont eh later Elite 3.2.

So where would I start to look for a CID in delivery mode?

What's the "carpass"?

Where do I get the RGB lead, I suppose you'd get that from teh source of the CID?

What's a typical price?

If I pay someone to help me fit this; i.e. "The Boy" or another willing helper what's the going rate?

If you wanted to PM me on this aspect then please do or write to nathanmoulds(AT)yahoo(DOT)com :-X

Thanks, I really appreciate the advice so far. :y I'm brand new here and to my Omega so I'm a bit clueless at present. I'm no numpty and will get there quickly if given guidance.   ;)

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Another SAT NAV question
« on: 03 February 2008, 19:46:46 »
Thanks for that.

£1000 ain't going to happen!

I'll spend that on other stuff long before a colour screen. So this unpairing thing is not an easy process I take it?

What is the "head unit"? Is it an unreasonable logic to think "OK I'll look into screen and head unit"? What's involved there or is it easier to try to find an "unpaired" screen?

BTW Who is "The Boy"?

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Another SAT NAV question
« on: 03 February 2008, 19:18:03 »
Sorry if this has been asked before; it seems such an obvous one I'd be surprised if it hadn't, but I can't find any sign.

I've just (today) bought an Elite 3.2 (2001 Y plate) which has the amber top-half screen SAT NAV system and all seems to work just fine. The disc is abit out of date and I'll have to work out how to register for new a disc I suppose.

Is it possible to upgrade it from teh amber half screen jobby to the colour SAT NAV system and is this a big job? What needs to be done if this is possible?

I have a TrafficMaster (Tm) button on the right hand side of the dash, if I press it twice it tells me I need to re-register it. Does this inegrate with the SATNAV so that the route is updated around bad traffic jams automatically?

I've never had either SAT NAV or Tm before so I'm sorry if these are really stupid questions.

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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Bose speed sensitive
« on: 25 February 2008, 06:58:02 »
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My 92 Senator used to have this.  :-? Easier to set too.  ;)
Radio was the only decent thing in that car.  Actually, the only part that didn't rust either ;)

& I thought you were going to say that the FM siganl failed on your
???4780!  ;)
I still say that my 24v Senator would beat my Omega hands/tyres down over all.  :-?  :y At least i can now get in my omega with out using both hands on the door handle.
Tunnie and I proved that a 3.0 Omega auto is quicker than a 24v senny....   ....its was teh poor power delivery on 24v that made it seem faster.

The figures for the two cars say than an Omega is quicker, but I still think the Senator was a better all round car! So, ner ner ne ner ner!  :P


I beg to differ, purely my own humble and personal opinion  :P

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