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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