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Electrical problem??

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Electrical problem??

Post by Gordon » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:43 am

I was driving and I pressed my window button. Nothing happens and then all of the warning lights came on my dash. The engine stopped and my car now won’t start. I’m wondering if this has happened to anyone else and what a possible fix would be (hopefully an inexpensive one). I drive. A 2010 1.2 S for reference.

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by ciclo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:11 am

Check the fuses in the engine compartment. Especially the SA3 Fuse.

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by Gordon » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:03 pm

I have a black box but surely that wouldn’t cause it

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by ciclo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:33 pm

Logically.

Either it has a significant short circuit or a gigantic power consumption (according to the information you provide).

The window button was the one that helped get the symptoms.

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What do you mean by black box?

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by ciclo » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:04 pm

What happened finally? Did you have to change the battery?

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by RUM4MO » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:08 am

ciclo wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:33 pm
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What do you mean by black box?
Black box will be one of these insurance "driving behavour monitoring" things, to force new/young drivers to stick to the agreed rules?

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by ciclo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:51 pm

OK, thanks, understood.
A matter of trying to save money in the insurance for young people.

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by Gordon » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:36 pm

ciclo wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:04 pm
What happened finally? Did you have to change the battery?
Yeah I got a new battery, I took the car to a local specialist.
It was an immobiliser issue as I was using a spare key that had been cut and programmed ( I assume incorrectly). This had drained the battery so it was replaced and I’m now using the original key.

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Re: Electrical problem??

Post by ciclo » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:22 am

Thank you very much for your report!

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