New Omega Owner - Question.

Discussion in 'Omega' started by dave, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. dave

    dave Guest


    Just picked up a S 1998 Omega 2.0 16v cd for £1500.00.

    It has 12 months ticket on it but has done 125,000 miles hence low price.

    It has main dealer service history up till July this year - so hopefully it
    has been maintained well.

    Just a couple of questions - is there anything in particular I should
    look/check for on an Omega this age?

    Also it has a Trafficmaster button but when i press it the word "phone"
    comes up in display - does this mean i need to phone trafficmaster to
    activate it.

    I checked all the electrics etc worked b4 buying and the only thing i cant
    get working is the volume/radio station controls on the steering wheel - any


    Dave, Oldham UK.
    dave, Dec 7, 2003
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  2. dave

    Guest Guest

    What radio is fitted?
    Guest, Dec 7, 2003
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  3. dave

    dave Guest

    I will check in the morning -its just a standard radio/cassette - its the
    original one - the frequency etc appears in the digital dash display.

    dave, Dec 8, 2003
  4. dave

    Big Dave Guest

    traffic master switches the stereo off when talking. The same as the in-car
    phone cradle. I hired a vectra couple of years ago which when traffic master
    spoke, the radio was muted and phone was on display. I can't remember if tm
    used the radios speakers though. My astra at the time had in car cradle but
    no tm and when phone rang, radio was muted and phone was displayed.

    hope this helps

    Big Dave, Dec 8, 2003
  5. dave

    dave Guest

    It appears Traffic Master isnt working. I rang them this morning and they
    said "phone" meant to phone to phone them and reactivate it.

    However he told me to press the tm button 4 times and it will tell me a
    liscence number that will allow them to activate it.

    But this didn't work - it doesnt say anything (and i did have the radio
    switched on).

    Any ideas - its obviously kinda working as when u press the tm button the
    display says to phone them!!

    Dave, OLDHAM
    dave, Dec 8, 2003
  6. dave

    Guest Guest

    *Exactly* which radio is fitted?
    The reason for asking is that if the proper original posh radio has been
    removed (say it was the CCRT700 - the radio and phone version) and
    replaced with a cheapie (say the CAR400 or similar) and the various bits
    haven't been reconnected or have no connection, then the steering wheel
    controls and traffic master wont work.
    Guest, Dec 8, 2003
  7. dave

    dave Guest

    Its a Car200 - thought thi was the original as the freq etc is displayed in
    the info screen.

    So what was originally installed in there?

    Dave - BTW Its a 98 s omega 2.0 cd.

    dave, Dec 8, 2003
  8. dave

    dave Guest

    And also can anybody supply me with the original radio that came with this

    dave, Dec 8, 2003
  9. dave

    dave Guest

    Its a CAR200 - what should have been fitted and can anybody supply me with

    98 s omega 2.0 cd 16v.

    Dave, Oldham.

    Dont know if this will duplicate but the message i just sent hasnt appeared.
    dave, Dec 8, 2003
  10. dave

    Guest Guest

    A Car200? I would have thought that's bottom of the pile for a CD Omega.
    I would guess that it would have had either the posh CCRT700 or similar
    with a CD multichanger.
    Cue Alan for comment about a suitable radio or the correct radio?
    Re-fitting the correct radio type might very well depend on what else
    was ripped out at the same time as the original radio ? ? ?
    Is this turning into a "Dave" thread? :=)
    Guest, Dec 8, 2003
  11. dave

    rp Guest

    I have a '97 P 2.5v6 CD Dave and it came with a CDR500. I can't
    remember if the radio changed with the engine but I think it was only
    traction control, speed assisted steering and ooomph that came as

    I don't think radios were put in at manufacture so if the car went to a
    Vauxhall employee for a while they may have saved a few pounds and put
    the CAR200 in.

    Alan can supply and he posts in here fairly regularly so it might be
    worth looking back for his email address. Some of the more expensive
    head units form the like of Kenwood and Sony can support the display,
    steering wheel control and mute facility but they are pricy.
    rp, Dec 12, 2003
  12. dave

    rp Guest

    Sorry Dave, I see from another post you have had a new radio fitted.
    rp, Dec 12, 2003
  13. dave

    dave Guest

    No worries - thankyou for your help.

    dave, Dec 13, 2003
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