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 Post subject: AU1 Electricals
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Hey gang. I couldn't work out where to post this - there is no "electrics" forum thread. Feel free to move it, mods?

I have an Oct 99 Fairmont AU Wagon with half a dozen small electrical problems (brake lights failing, power windows intermittently failing, instrument display dimming out etc).

I live way out east of Melbourne in Yarra Junction (past Lilydale, near Warburton), and to cut a long story short, I want to pin down an auto electrician with a bit of experience with these cars, and a GOOD reputation. I got badly stung with shoddy and unnecessary work (original problems not fixed, while just causing new problems) and it ended up costing me a small fortune (approaching $500 for effectively nothing) just recently. With our first kid running around the house and limited work options out this way - I just cant afford this sort of thing to happen again - it would probably end up with the car off the road for good (its unroadworthy now as is!).

I have put together around $300-$400 to get the beast properly looked at (just the electricals). For me to come up with anymore than that is gunna take some serious effort.

Any help/suggestions from the community out this way?

Cheers all!

Psinet
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 Post subject: Re: AU1 Electricals
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:35 am 
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It does sound like a Body Control Module. It sits to the left of the steering column under the dash.

You won't buy one new so it will more than likely be second hand.
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 Post subject: Re: AU1 Electricals
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Are you sure? All these various probs that occurred at different times (over a year or so) have just one cause? I am a little dubious - plus I cant afford to be wrong. Anybody else? Concur? Different opinion?
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 Post subject: Re: AU1 Electricals
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: AU1 Electricals
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:58 am 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
It does sound like a Body Control Module. It sits to the left of the steering column under the dash.

You won't buy one new so it will more than likely be second hand.


I am thinking you may be right. Time for a new post.
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 Post subject: Re: AU1 Electricals
Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:19 am 
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Hi,

To me it sounds like separate issues. The brake light switch it prone to failure on many models. $20 or so from Supercheap. Power windows ? The switch's get dirty contacts. I think there is a Tech article on fixing them. Dash lights ? Could be anything, loose cable or bad connection. If you dont use the dimmer function, I would bypass the crap and run them from the Parking light circuit.

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 Post subject: Re: AU1 Electricals
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Prize goes to you 96ELGli - the solution to all the problems were generally unrelated. Now the electricals are ALMOST 100%...
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