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electrics were to start

Postby Kingy88 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:15 pm

So after lots of peoples help the capris nearly finished. Just to source a mk 2 front bumper. Few electrical issues now horn does not work no power even going to it and front screen wash motor works tested it power going through cable to it but nothing at stork just like horn replaced both storks still nothing all connections look good now at a total loss any help or recommendations on anyone close to yorkshire thats good with electrics.

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby Paul G » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:23 pm

Both the horn and the washer pump can stick up with lack of use. With both, firstly check that power is getting to them and that they are wired correctly, ie +ve to +ve and neg to neg. If that's OK then get someone to hold the switch down and give each a tap with a hammer or socket ratchet handle - this may unstick them. If a few good taps isn't working then you will have to look at renewing both.

If there is no current getting to them then give the fuse box and the two wiring connectors (black and red) a good clean.

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby Bug » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:33 pm

Horn can often be a bad earth so clean everything well

I had a similar issue with my washer pump years back.
Wired to the battery it ran fine; tested the live feed and was getting 12v no problem.
Turned out to be corrosion on the connector at the fusebox. Can't remember which one, but it was a separate black wire push-fitting onto a spade connector on the side of the fuse box.
It was allowing the volts through but giving too much resistance for the pump to run. (I'm no electrician, so I hope that makes sense?)
Again, a good clean of every connection did the trick

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby Noel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:15 am

I spent about a week chasing around a non-working front indicator, spent ages checking all the wiring and connections in the engine bay, at the indictor, at the stalk, under the dash at the flasher etc etc. right palaver.

And what it was, it was a dirty connection in one of the multi-plugs that go through the bulkhead by the fuse box. So pull those apart and spray some cleaner in them - the re-connect.

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby D366Y » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:03 pm

Noel wrote:I spent about a week chasing around a non-working front indicator, spent ages checking all the wiring and connections in the engine bay, at the indictor, at the stalk, under the dash at the flasher etc etc. right palaver.

And what it was, it was a dirty connection in one of the multi-plugs that go through the bulkhead by the fuse box. So pull those apart and spray some cleaner in them - the re-connect.


I had the same problem, eventually gave up and took it to an old boy who runs an Auto-Electricians' garage who said I stood no chance of finding it as it was the connections underneath the fuse box itself, he said the best thing to do was drop a little bit of solder on those connections in and around the fuse box if the contact is not great as it is much easier than trying to clean awkward to get to parts

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby Noel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm

Good point, the fuse box too.
That can be unscrewed, lifted out, and the connector blocks cleaned.

If you don't fancy tinning the conenctors as suggested, get some Servisol Super 10 from Maplins and spray it over the whole lot and work the connectors on and off a few times.
Super 10 is a like a solvent with oil in it, does the trick on old switches and contacts, and leaves them with an bit of oil on them to keep 'em from tarnishing.

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby nigecapri » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:45 pm

As per Bug's comment - I got a metered 12volts at the washer pump (that I had tested as working o.k. at the battery) but on the car it would not work. 12 volts isn't enough if there are no AMPS with it. A corroded wire with one strand of copper left in it was the problem.

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby Kingy88 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:28 am

Sounds like its could be the fuse box then going to hbe a good dig round this weekend and give everything a good clean up and check earths the loom is abit of a mess numerous additions tonit so think ill have to untaoebit all and check it all out. Probably the kast job before the winter. Cheers

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby Kingy88 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:52 pm

So after a busy weekend still no look checked all connections under the bonnet all good cleaned them all up sprted a cable goig to the battery that was on its last strand chaned all fuses and even replaced the fusebox forna bice clean one and its still the same although after reading some info all the electrical issues i have horn wiper interior lights all run through the 1st fuse which had bo fise in it whne i got it put a 16amp one in and fise blows whenever i connect the battery up so at a loss now.

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby D366Y » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:55 pm

cleaned them all up sprted a cable goig to the battery that was on its last strand chaned all fuses and even replaced the fusebox forna bice clean one and its still the same although after reading some info all the electrical issues i have horn wiper interior lights all run through the 1st fuse which had bo fise in it whne i got it put a 16amp one in and fise blows whenever i connect the battery up so at a loss now


I had loads of issues over the weekend from fuse 1, changed the wire from the spade connector that heads off into the loom as it was a bit dodgy and a naff connection so I cut it off and re-wired that little bit.

What did you do about the cable that was 'on it's last thread'?

Also, is the earth connection good on everything off of fuse 1? Could be another reason that it keeps blowing the fuses?

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Re: electrics were to start

Postby Kingy88 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:21 pm

Rewired a new connector on but didnt do anything just checked all earths today ones under bonnet and the ones i can find inside ive figured out its deffitnely fuse 1 thats shorting somewere checked all cables on storks interior light connections cig lighter connections all good bothing that coudl cause it to short but yet again tried abother fuse went the min i connected battery back up. On the verge off giving up now lol


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