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23:16
May 20, 2011


very tall brad

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Thank you for all of your help with this query.

 

I shall speak to the garage again. Nicely.

 

Brad

07:33
May 22, 2011


very tall brad

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I came to move the car on Friday and it was dead. However, the instruments were dancing away, various warning  lights were flashing, the wipers worked (even though they weren't turned on!) and I had various audible warnings about the immobiliser, faulty brakes, low fuel (it's got half a tank of diesel in it) and parking brake not being on.

 

I fitted a new battery and the car is the same.

 

Oh, in addition, when I remove the keycard and lock the car, the warnings, wipers etc continue! I have had to disconnect the battery.

 

What to do next? Any suggestions where to start?

07:49
May 22, 2011


hu88ertvelsat

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My dash went crazy last week with the dials dancing away just like yours, and the voice telling me I had a parking brake fault. Battery voltage was just below 9, very low. But, after disconnecting the two negative connections and cleaning them a bit before reconnecting, my Vel Satis' battery and instrument panel have been fine. I know that doesn't help you but yours may prove to be a freak event cured equally simply. I hope so for your sake.

07:56
May 22, 2011


Vel Haggis

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Hrmm, maybe try removing all the fuses except one non-critical and reconnecting the battery. See what it does. then build up the circuits 1 by one until it does something daft? Might be able to find out if one circuit is causing an anomaly that way?

When you diso'd the battery did you get a DVM across it? I know you said it was brand new. I've had bad experiences with brand new motorbike batteries claiming you could put them straight on and then they killed themselves as they needed a thorough pre-charge to condition them.

08:20
May 22, 2011


very tall brad

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Thanks for the support and suggestions.

 

I shall properly clean the battery connection clamps again.

 

As regards the fuses, is there just the one fuse box in the drivers side end of the dashboard. Or is there another?

 

Thank you so much.

10:41
May 22, 2011


R9UKE

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very tall brad said:

Thanks for the support and suggestions.

 

I shall properly clean the battery connection clamps again.

 

As regards the fuses, is there just the one fuse box in the drivers side end of the dashboard. Or is there another?

 

Thank you so much.

There should be another with more important ones in the engine bay somewhere.  There is in my Mégane and Laguna.

17:35
May 22, 2011


Team

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Your battery may be short-circuiting for some reason. Try and check this out if you can, and do follow the advice regarding cleaning and reconnecting the negative terminals tightly – and the fuses suggestion is good too.

Vel-Satis.org Chief Administrator & Founder

19:07
May 22, 2011


very tall brad

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Well….I tried what was suggested.

 

1. The new battery is A1 reading over 13 on the meter. Just to be sure, I also tried another battery off my Frontera V6 and the car acted the same as before.

 

2. I tried all the fuses, one by one refitting them. No joy these. The fault won't go away.

 

3. i found the underbonnet fusebox, too. there are several relays in there. I wonder if one of these could be the cause?

 

I shan't be spending any more time on it myself. i shall book it in for professional attention tomorrow.

 

In the meantime, here are some pictures – the shabby old dog has come up very well. It took about 15 hours to get it looking like this with an hour on each wheel alone. Most of the scratches are now gone. The hazy headlightsa are crisp and clear and the interior is almost like new. I did notice a split in the seam on the driver's seat, though, so that is added to the list now, too.

 

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/verytallbrad/DSCN0077.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/verytallbrad/DSCN0079.jpg

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19:15
May 22, 2011


very tall brad

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Here are some more pictures taken today:

 

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/verytallbrad/DSCN0043.jpg

 

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/verytallbrad/DSCN0042.jpg

 

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/verytallbrad/DSCN0041.jpg

 

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/verytallbrad/DSCN0039.jpg

 

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp223/verytallbrad/DSCN0044.jpg

09:25
May 23, 2011


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Hi Brad,

Your Vel Satis looks lovely now that it's been thoroughly cleaned etc – good work!

I hope the professionals can get to the bottom of your crazy dashboard, non-starting problem.

Keep us posted!

Vel-Satis.org Chief Administrator & Founder

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