Switch located on steering column??


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    Switch located on steering column??

    I just bought a 09 R8 and there is a switch with a dial just below it located on the steering column. Any ideas what this is for? I toggle it with nothing really happening but a couple of times it does bring up a 'service needed' popup on the center gauge display?? Thanks for any insight

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    Re: Switch located on steering column??

    Congratulations on the purchase, post a photo of this switch/dial.
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    Re: Switch located on steering column??

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroride View Post
    I just bought a 09 R8 and there is a switch with a dial just below it located on the steering column. Any ideas what this is for? I toggle it with nothing really happening but a couple of times it does bring up a 'service needed' popup on the center gauge display?? Thanks for any insight
    Is it one of these?

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    Re: Switch located on steering column??

    Weird, the equivalent switch on mine consists of a pedal on the floor designed to be operated by the right foot. It’s quite close to a similar switch, stop-baby-stop, that is [mostly] to be used by the left foot.
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    I will try to post a lower quality pic when I get back from vacation, it wont let me post the one I took.

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    Re: Switch located on steering column??

    Quote Originally Posted by neuroride View Post
    I just bought a 09 R8 and there is a switch with a dial just below it located on the steering column. Any ideas what this is for? I toggle it with nothing really happening but a couple of times it does bring up a 'service needed' popup on the center gauge display?? Thanks for any insight
    Have you checked to see whether it turns on your R8 logo projector found in the headlights?
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    Re: Switch located on steering column??

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmaass View Post
    Have you checked to see whether it turns on your R8 logo projector found in the headlights?
    The switch for the logo projector isn't under the steering column on an 09 Ez.
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    Re: Switch located on steering column??

    You guys are horrible :-)

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    Re: Switch located on steering column??

    Right, the early models the headlight logo projectors automatically turn on when you press the sports button!

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    The switch for the logo projector isn't under the steering column on an 09 Ez.
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    Ok finally got the pic granted its zoomed in alot. So now, any ideas other than the bat signal or flux capacitor regulator? 😁
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