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Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« on: October 07, 2017, 14:06:56 PM »
Good afternoon every one,  need some help on this one, 16v eco. Got home today parked up , removed the key engine kept running for a second or too, and the dash stayed lit up, and the doors stay locked, press the foot brake doors unlock and lights go of, take my foot of the brake lights back on ,doors lock, engine light is flashing and the car now won't start , I've disconnect the the battery for now , with the hope some one out there knows what's is happening.  Really need your help on this guys ,thanks in advance

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 21:52:52 PM »
What on earth! How weird, tempted to say that's a very bad earth/electrical problem. No help at all I know  ;D
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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 23:09:36 PM »
I'm at a loss on this one , pleading desperation to all out there

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 10:54:34 AM »
Any one?

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 20:33:37 PM »
You’ve either got a broken earth or a stuck relay - you’re going to have to either get an auto electrician or if you’re handy and have a meter, start working your way though main relays, earth links etc until you locate the problem. There’s no textbook fix for the kind of problem you’ve described.

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 21:03:00 PM »
I used the paper clip test today and I think I'm get ,if I read it right 1503  which is the immobiliser control unit dose make sense to any one ? 

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 05:48:09 AM »
Well, that would cause the engine light to flash while you’re trying to crank the engine. But I’m not sure it explains all the other odd things you described like running on, doors not locking etc. Or is the only problem now light flashing while cranking?

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 07:13:21 AM »
As things stand at the moment I had to disconnect the battery,  when connected the car locks as if the key is in the ignition turned to the first click, could it be some thing to do with the ignition barrel? Is the Clifford alarm wired to the barrel? 

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 07:45:24 AM »
Not to the barrel itself but to the switch that’s behind it - yes it likely will be.

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 08:56:30 AM »
any thing is worth a try at the moment, I also noticed damp in the boot around the rear drivers side light , this has been a on and off problem for about a year which I thought I sorted. connected maybe ?

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 10:00:28 AM »
Well if it’s damp and affecting the wiring loom it could well be shorting circuits causing other weird and wonderful effects. I’d suggest drying it all out and making sure there are no wires/connectors that are damp.

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 10:11:23 AM »
Thanks for your help, that's my next plan

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2017, 12:48:11 PM »
Hi Byork

That's the problem when the car body and all metal work forms the negative or earth part of the circuit. Any damp or water ingress will play havoc with the cars electric function.

I aggree you should do as agw9262 suggested .......fix the damp that is effecting electrical circuits.

The source of the damp in the boot could be coming from the drain hose for the sunroof.......you will need to remove the boot wall trim that wraps around from the boot slam panel to the wheel arch and behind it you will see a plastic pipe going into the floor pan.

Sometimes this gets blocked or detatches from the floor pan connector.......so instead of the water passing through the floor pan and exiting under the car.......it is leaking out into the boot area and socking carpets electrical items etc etc.

It may or may not solve your main problem but when fixed will solve damp wet boot conditions.

Hope this will help in some way.

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2017, 13:06:49 PM »
Thanks mate any thing now worth a try, thinking i may also be time for the car to go 🙁😢

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Re: Help, dash light won't turn of , engine light flashing
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 15:27:00 PM »
No no Byork mate

You know you don't want to do that..........after all you don't throw a good torch away just because the batteries have gone.   We all have that thought cross our mind.......but we soldier on.......it is really good to find a problem and fix it ourselves........but sometimes it does bite us in the butt.

When all fails with me.......and I cannot fix it after exhausting all Requests .......I calll a mobile car tuner....who are cheaper than one based in a fixed property because by being mobile they can cut the costs.

Some are really good at diagnosing all sorts of problems...and will even fix it for you or advise you of a DIY approach.......they have all the test gear on their vans and even have computer based ......."Auto Data" at hand.

Give the old girl a chance.