ELECTRICS, BATTERY & ALTERNATOR

Many electrical problems

Many electrical problems Click the image to enlarge The phone call came in from customer who was complaining that the car was not turning over properly and the immobiliser was not working fully, plus, the central locking was “playing...

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Do I need an ECU?

Do I need an ECU? No, just a relay! Click the image to enlarge We had a call from a very distressed pensioner, his car would not start, it turned over very well, but would not start. The problems he thought, started when he was last driving the...

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Continually flat battery

Battery continually going flat! Click image to enlarge A customer had been experiencing problems with their vehicle’s battery always going flat, and he had been to a few garages but they had all reported no faults. We agreed to have the...

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Con-FUSED 3

Con-FUSED 3 Click the images to enlarge As part of a service it is customary to check the electrics of a vehicle and mark down any problems. I am amazed that many customers are not aware that things like cigarette lighter, interior lights and...

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Con-FUSED again!

Con-FUSED again! – Car him no go. Click the image to enlarge We have customers who like to save money by doing the job themselves. Unfortunately this sometimes leads to other problems. A call came into the garage from a customer who we...

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Con-FUSED!

Con-FUSED – Perhaps a flat battery? The top fuse is the broken fuse People like to cut down on their car repair bills. This customer had a suspect flat battery and a friend’s father had a set of jump leads… This is a recipe for...

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Bulb or headlight?

MOT failure – headlight too dim! Click image to enlarge We recently had a customer whose car had failed the MOT for, “nearside headlight dim.” Apparently another garage had condemned the headlight itself and quoted £96.00 for a...

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Beyond our control

Beyond our control Click the image to enlarge Sometimes, even when you diagnose the fault correctly and then source a replacement component, things beyond your control take over. We had a call from a customer who could smell rotten eggs in the...

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