Just bought a zero-mile GLi. The problem is when I insert the key, switch on, everything is fine like the check lights turn on/off but here are a few things I just noticed:
The gauge needles get a jerk of some kind and then are brought back to the Zero-Line. Same goes for the temperature and fuel gauges.
After cranking up the engine everything goes fine, BUT, when I switch off the engine all gauges needles remain stuck where they were in the engine start position, like the RPM is at 800 or something. Its only the Speedometer gauge needle that goes to Zero-line.
Now honestly, I just noticed this after driving the car for around 60KMs before that, it was either not there or I just simply missed it. BUT, I got something to confess which may or may not have anything to do with this.
I installed a security system and LED lights in place of the parking lights. It was immediately followed by some fuse blown up and the guy doing this job started fingering the fuse boxes (both in the cabin and engine).
Its Saturday night and I'm tense and worried. Some friends say, it could be due to some kind of tampering with the odometer like reversing/stopping which causes this issue. Some suggest its a random fault.
Your comments are very much needed at this time. Sorry for the long post but I needed to explain everything for you guys to give your verdicts. Thanking in anticipation.