Posted 25 October 2020 - 03:02 PM
Posted 25 October 2020 - 03:44 PM
Main relay as you look into the engine bay is located on the left hand side near the large front subframe mounting bolt.
Seen them cause the same problems you describe.
If it starts sounds like a wire on solenoid has come off which feeds the fuses.
Posted 25 October 2020 - 03:50 PM
Posted 25 October 2020 - 04:16 PM
Starter relay terminals were de-corroded and starting came back. Checked the four fuses by removing and reinserting. Solved one isse but created another. Took each fuse box connector off a bd found the dreaded green corrosion on some contacts. Hit with rust converter (vinegar works well apparently) and wire brushed. Seems to have resolved all issues.
Posted 25 October 2020 - 05:51 PM
+1 for checking solenoid - I ripped the dash out of my car a couple of times before I found a broken wire at the solenoid (but it started OK)
Posted 25 October 2020 - 07:20 PM
Edited by jime17, 25 October 2020 - 07:21 PM.
Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:11 PM
All sorted. Thank you all!
What was it in the end. It might help others one day.
Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:56 PM
Posted 28 October 2020 - 04:22 PM
Was two things, the connection on the solenoid was a bad connection, cleaned this up then found that power was going through some fuses but not others, found when I pushed the fuses in more it worked so ordered a new fuse holder so it would hold the fuse securely and worked perfect. Now however the left indicator doesn’t flash and just stays on, any ideas what could be causing this? Hazards and right indicator working fine?
Flasher relay or a bad earth on the left side
Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:52 PM
As said above bad earth suspected, test if you have a sealey type tester and can provide a new earth, or make up a wire to the bulb holder to a good earth point to test.
Check in the bulb holder inside as they can cause the same issue of a bad earth
Edited by KernowCooper, 28 October 2020 - 08:53 PM.
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