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''Check trip computer'' light

When I start my car, "check trip computer" appears on my heads-up display. It stays on for only a moment and then disappears. What does this mean.

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Generally. . . do you still have the door open when you start the car? "Check Trip Computer" relates to the display above the stereo (with the odometer,temp,compass,etc. . . ) I've noticed this a few times also. . . but it has ALWAYS been a case of either the door open or that I've accidentally popped the latch on the trunk prior to starting the car. Hope this helps.

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