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Can anyone advise if it is possible to have the trip computer activated on a new shape Astra J Exclusiv? I believe such things are done wirelessly via a web browser.

Everything seems to be in place in terms of display and buttons but not sure if the internal gubbins are there. I was told by a local Vauxhall garage that it was not possible but am somewhat sceptical as they would say that wouldn't they!

Just got my new Astra last week and loving it so far other than it's lack of trip computer and alloys (sorting the alloys issue though with the 10 spoke 17" wheels on order). Interior is stunning.

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the problem is with the astra j is that there is no option to alter anything it downloads a file to the car through TIS2WEB and thats linked to the vin and the spec of the car. cars with trip have a different indicator stalk iirc and the dials are different with a larger screen
 

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Thanks for all the replies. Seems like its a no go then. Pity, it's the only thing I feel I'm missing since changing from the Astra H.



I dont think the screen on the Exclusiv is any different from the SRi, etc and you can make out the words on the screen relating to consumption, etc.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. Seems like its a no go then. Pity, it's the only thing I feel I'm missing since changing from the Astra H.



I dont think the screen on the Exclusiv is any different from the SRi, etc and you can make out the words on the screen relating to consumption, etc.
There are 100% two different screens as i've seen both of them, the manual also highlights this and shows the difference, etc.
 

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Correction to my last post, I think it is a smaller disply although it seems to have the ability to show "Avg" and "miles/gal". I took a photo but am not sure how to upload it.
 

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Your quite right DarkBahamut. Thanks to you and Scrooge for your informative posts. What your saying Scrooge seems to tie in with a "Parameter Set" message that a local Diagnostic firm (AutoVaux) got when they connected the car to TIS2WEB . It just seems a bit odd that the display seems to be able to show "mpg" and "avg".

Does anyone know if an upgrade of displays is feasible and, if so, remotely affordable?
 

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Someone needs to find out how to crack this. I bet in a year or two, it will be possible.
Problem is at the moment Tis2Web is painfully slow at times so by the time you have done a 0.3 hr BCM recall you cant be arsed with it anymore and you want to throw it on the floor and walk away.
I was thinking things could be changed but you would have to fit new parts like IPC/Radio/Screen etc just to get what you want but then you have to "prepare module for removal" them programme it and after that do "configuration and setup" This can take a while :mad::mad::mad: I believe the last part is where you can add and delete things like on the H with "variant configuration" but the problem is that you can not see whats in it as the file goes through the "silver box" and onto where it needs to be.
 

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With the Astra H, we're down to the level of going straight to eeprom (direct to the chip holding the settings) to bypass any limits the diagnostic device puts in the way. The needle sweep thing has been done already (by Pecky), and I'm pretty close to changing CD30's into CD30 mp3's. I no longer need pass codes to do cruise control etc.

If there's nothing you can set in MDI for variant config, the motivation to do this straight away on the J is going to be strong.

All I would need is one display without it activated and one with it activated, comparing dumps should tell me what bits need changing in the memory. Then it's just a case of soldering the chip back in.
 

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One of the problems are if it has the up level screen it will come with the board computer anyway. So things like retro fitting cruise and auto locking are becoming a thing of the past as they come standard with it now. The insignia has a basic looking display on the IPC that has a trip computer thats a bit like a BID on an Astra H. The Astra J does not have a display like this fitted to any of the IPC's. The radio display does not show the board computer like in the old days so this might be a bit of a lost cause.
i have not looked into the settings on the MDi so i can not say if there is anything to alter in it but to me its a glorified CanDi box for a Tech 2 :lol:
 

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I cant post images as yet (too much of a newbie I guess), but here is a list of the characters on the Exclusiv display:

Top left a large figure of 8 which I guess can show any number and it can show diagonal lines too.

An oil can icon with %, a snow flake, an open book,

Below that "km/l mph" "LIM" circle with line through it

Below that "km/h" "l/100km" "Moyenne" Petrol Tank icon "Avg"

Below that "km" "miles" Trip Distance

Below that "8888:88"

Below that Odometer

They MUST have some use?
 

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"moyenne" is French for "average".

If there are only km/h readings I reckon that's a trip computer for use in Frog Land. It can probably be turned on, someone will find a way at some point, but looks like it will only read out in l/100km instead of MPG.
 

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"moyenne" is French for "average".

If there are only km/h readings I reckon that's a trip computer for use in Frog Land. It can probably be turned on, someone will find a way at some point, but looks like it will only read out in l/100km instead of MPG.
there is a list with set 1,2,3 and that chages the units.
 

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I missed out "miles/gal" below the "km/l mph".


Wish i could just post the photo!!

Anyone willing to post on my behalf if i e-mailed it to them?
 

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Just type imageshack.us into the browser and upload the pic, then it'll give you a link to put on here (Y)
 
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