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I've got what appears to be a fault code showing in red - behind the dashboard clock screen.  It is 18-88.  Can anyone identify this please???

Many thanks.

Barrie

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Hello Colin,,

Although the figures were also showing with the ignition on (engine off).  I went back to the car after about an hour and switched on he ignition, only the digital clock figures (in green) were showing.  The background red figures had disappeared. I also started the engine to no avail.

Are fault codes displayed in this manner?, if not, how are they displayed, the owners manual is no help at all.

If it happens again I will try to photograph the images, although they are quite faint. 

Many thanks for your interest, much appreciated.  BTW the way RX300 is a Mk2 2003 model, so far very reliable.

Barrie

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Fault codes are normally obtained through the OBD-II port using a code reader or computer.

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Thanks Colin

I will keep a look out to see if it recurs,  maybe some glitch with the clock unit...strange?

Barrie 

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Hello Colin,

I managed to take a photo of the 'phantom' clock dial.  I have owned this vehicle for 7 years and have never seen this until just recently.

Checking it out today I have discovered the red figures show up when light, from the sun or a torch, is shone on to the clock screen.

Obviously it must be a reflection from the light being reflected from the crystals? forming the clock digits.  I only noticed it recently when driving on a sunny day when checking the time on the clock, there were two sets of figures (quite bright).  The green figures telling the time and the red figures shining behind.  As I said I have never seen this before (probably, being retired, I rarely check the time!  

Barrie 

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Hi Barrie

Yes, that looks like sunlight getting through the red filter so you are able to see the unlit fluorescent segments of the display. Nothing to worry about, this isn't an error code.

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