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Where do I go next with these electrical issues?

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finn
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Where do I go next with these electrical issues?

Post by finn » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:29 pm

Don't have the remote key fob so have to unlock using door lock. Drivers door lock doesn't work so I have to unlock using passenger door lock. The alarm will go off if I do not put the key in the ignition within 5 seconds of opening the door. Once inside I turn the ignition on causing the speedo needle to flicker weirdly. I then fire up the engine. Both front windows and the sunroof don't open. Climatronic doesn't come on at all. Most importantly the diagnostic point is receiving no power whatsoever... and breath. I have checked all fuses in the panel near the drivers right knee and we have had no change. Where do I go next and which, if any, of these issues could be linked?

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Re: Where do I go next with these electrical issues?

Post by 6n2stan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:21 pm

Does the car start well enough when you turn the key?

Some of those symptoms point towards a knackered battery or possibly poor output from the alternator?

Might be worth ruling out first.

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Re: Where do I go next with these electrical issues?

Post by alexperkins » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:12 pm

Not expensive to get a new remote key. Depends if it needs cutting and coding however

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Re: Where do I go next with these electrical issues?

Post by finn » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:17 pm

6n2stan wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:21 pm
Does the car start well enough when you turn the key?

Some of those symptoms point towards a knackered battery or possibly poor output from the alternator?

Might be worth ruling out first.
Battery and alternator are both very new by the shine coming off them.

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