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Dead on the driveway

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:13 pm
by Bracey
Hi guys,

Having started fine previously today I went to put the Capri in the garage and heard a click followed by nothing. No electrics at all on the car. I assumed a fuse but the box looks okay. Any ideas where to start? I've not done much with electrics so and advice needs to be idiot proof!
Many thanks,
Dan

Re: Dead on the driveway

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:22 pm
by andyd
Sounds like a flat battery. Maybe you left side lights, radio or interior light on ?

Charge it and should be ok.....Disconnect negative lead when not in use, that will stop it draining again.

Re: Dead on the driveway

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:42 pm
by Bracey
Thanks for the reply Andy. It was the battery connection. As I went to disconnect it the hazards came on Serves me right for not changing the crappy connectors that came on the car. They don't fit properly so we're spaced out with aluminium strip from a coke can. Time for some new ones I think!

Re: Dead on the driveway

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:19 am
by pbar
Bracey wrote:They don't fit properly so we're spaced out with aluminium strip from a coke can.


Old school! :D

Re: Dead on the driveway

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:24 pm
by Bracey
You've got to love bodge jobs. I'm looking forward to the day I find where my cars been repaired with newspaper and filler :lol: