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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi all, can anyone help? The car battery went totally flat, so called out RAC and they fitted a new one. Upto the battery going flat didn't have any problems, now the Fuse which controls radio, interior lights etc amongst other things blows as soon as you fit a replacement. Any suggestions where to start looking?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

usually cigarette lighter or the rear number plate bulbs

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
usually cigarette lighter or the rear number plate bulbs


Mike, thanks for the response, didn't realise the No Plate bulb was on the same fuse, I will check. I will also check the cigar lighter.

I suppose I'm going to need a shed load of 15a fuses and some time to isolate each item in turn until I can find whats causing the fuse to blow and all from a flat battery..........

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

ukwide wrote:
Mikes2 wrote:
usually cigarette lighter or the rear number plate bulbs


Mike, thanks for the response, didn't realise the No Plate bulb was on the same fuse, I will check. I will also check the cigar lighter.

I suppose I'm going to need a shed load of 15a fuses and some time to isolate each item in turn until I can find whats causing the fuse to blow and all from a flat battery..........


Well, thats a result, the garage were very busy this week so parked the car inside with the intention of working on it when work eased (no rush, I'm in M'cr Mon to Fri). Friday they inserted a new fuse and all was okay, so obviously there was dampness some where causing a short of some kind, cost a couple of quid...................

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

try opening and closing the boot and re-check the fuse

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
try opening and closing the boot and re-check the fuse


Hi Mike, done all that and the fuse is fine, so obviously the fix was to let the electrical system dry out, although I've noticed two things, one whilst the cigarette lighter works (powers the satnav), it isn't lit so the bulb may have blown and secondly the Ariel no longer retracts automatically as it used to do (I can live with this for now).

So although the radio, interior lights, digital clock and mirrors now work, there's still more to do.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

All my cars are like that. There's always something that needs done.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mikes2 wrote:
All my cars are like that. There's always something that needs done.


Mike,

I know where you're coming from, each time you fix something, something else stops working, I swear to god the damn car is laughing at me whilst I put things right, although I can't complain, its got 90k on the clock and other than the annual MoT and service it hasn't cost me anything since 2007 when I bought it..

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