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 Post subject: Blowing Central Locking Fuses? WTF! Help?
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:42 pm 
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Hey people, just went for a drive to local shops and went to lock the car, no sounds of the door locks activating and then the car beeps 3 times to give the indication the car didn't lock. I checked the fuses and the 30amp Door lock was blown, I went to replace that but it blew once I put it in, I then thought maybe cause the doors were open. I closed the doors and it blew again.

3 fuses, and the car is sitting there unlocked.

I havn't down anything to warrent creating a short. The car is exactly the same as it was on Monday and Tuesday. I am thinking something happened Tuesday night but I don't know, how can s**t just break without warrant.

Should I try again with the battery disconnected?

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 Post subject: Re: Blowing Central Locking Fuses? WTF! Help?
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:02 pm 
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Hey people, just went for a drive to local shops and went to lock the car, no sounds of the door locks activating and then the car beeps 3 times to give the indication the car didn't lock. I checked the fuses and the 30amp Door lock was blown, I went to replace that but it blew once I put it in, I then thought maybe cause the doors were open. I closed the doors and it blew again.

3 fuses, and the car is sitting there unlocked.

I havn't down anything to warrent creating a short. The car is exactly the same as it was on Monday and Tuesday. I am thinking something happened Tuesday night but I don't know, how can s**t just break without warrant.

Should I try again with the battery disconnected?
how much rain did you get and is the car under cover,time to spray wd-40 around and dry the contacts
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 Post subject: Re: Blowing Central Locking Fuses? WTF! Help?
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Hey people, just went for a drive to local shops and went to lock the car, no sounds of the door locks activating and then the car beeps 3 times to give the indication the car didn't lock. I checked the fuses and the 30amp Door lock was blown, I went to replace that but it blew once I put it in, I then thought maybe cause the doors were open. I closed the doors and it blew again.

3 fuses, and the car is sitting there unlocked.

I havn't down anything to warrent creating a short. The car is exactly the same as it was on Monday and Tuesday. I am thinking something happened Tuesday night but I don't know, how can s**t just break without warrant.

Should I try again with the battery disconnected?
Geoff.

how much rain did you get and is the car under cover,time to spray wd-40 around and dry the contacts


It has been raing pretty constant the car is in a driveway not under cover, what contacts? I might have to push the missus car out of the carport and put my car there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Blowing Central Locking Fuses? WTF! Help?
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:08 pm 
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check the wiring in the loom going from door to car body, mightve pinched something?
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 Post subject: Re: Blowing Central Locking Fuses? WTF! Help?
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:10 pm 
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check the wiring in the loom going from door to car body, mightve pinched something?


Will do this tomorrow, It is cold raining and wet.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
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check the wiring in the loom going from door to car body, mightve pinched something?


Will do this tomorrow, It is cold raining and wet.

may have to remove door trims and spray the locks and actuators for the central locking----DONT FORGET TO CHANGE the battey in the key fob\i do mine yearly as part of the service :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Blowing Central Locking Fuses? WTF! Help?
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:07 am 
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ARRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just went out again and blew another 2 fuses.... I don't get it I have down NOTHING, haven't installed anything, havn't played with anything what the f**k!!!!!

I just went around the car opened all the doors and eyed the loom and didn't see nothing outta the whack, checked the loom going to the boot also, which I had to crawl into too open. I can only lock the drivers door with the key.

Were could the short be? Bloody Hell!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Blowing Central Locking Fuses? WTF! Help?
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:38 am 
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well depending on the actual location of the short, i'd try d/c each lock 1 at a time and see if you can isolate it. this however will only help to narrow it down a smidge if it doesnt do anything, ie the fault isnt in the doors or boot.
may not be a short either. one or more locks may be creating load due to failure of some sort???
few bits for ya to ponder.

edit - and you owe me some sort of payment for making me have to clean my screen after chasing that stupid bug in your signature.......
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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:32 am 
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Johnny C wrote:
well depending on the actual location of the short, i'd try d/c each lock 1 at a time and see if you can isolate it. this however will only help to narrow it down a smidge if it doesnt do anything, ie the fault isnt in the doors or boot.
may not be a short either. one or more locks may be creating load due to failure of some sort???
few bits for ya to ponder.

edit - and you owe me some sort of payment for making me have to clean my screen after chasing that stupid bug in your signature.......

thats all right-we moved it to his car----electrical BUG

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:19 am 
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hans hartman wrote:
Johnny C wrote:
well depending on the actual location of the short, i'd try d/c each lock 1 at a time and see if you can isolate it. this however will only help to narrow it down a smidge if it doesnt do anything, ie the fault isnt in the doors or boot.
may not be a short either. one or more locks may be creating load due to failure of some sort???
few bits for ya to ponder.

edit - and you owe me some sort of payment for making me have to clean my screen after chasing that stupid bug in your signature.......

thats all right-we moved it to his car----electrical BUG


Now the airbag light comes on whilst driving. Just searching to see if they are related if not Iwill have to go down the road to Heyer Ford.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:56 pm 
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any progress on the bugs yet?

 

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Now the airbag light comes on whilst driving. Just searching to see if they are related if not Iwill have to go down the road to Heyer Ford.


always on? is it off at any stage?
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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:11 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
any progress on the bugs yet?


No I have moved my car under the car port and disconnected the battery... I had another look around the door jams and boot jam and doesn't look like nothing is pinched etc

Just had a thought that maybe that the power antenna loom is touching the body maybe?

So tomorrow I will put a new fuse in and then get the missus connect the battery to see if that helps..

I can find alot of material on EF/ELs but none on AU.

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Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:50 am 
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go to ford and get a copy of the wiring harness for central lock and air bags,they may share some wiring\or earthing.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:44 am 
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I had a somewhat similar problem with my EF. It actually ended up being that the wiring from the front left indicator was getting piched by the door hinge. So every time i opend the passenger door it shorted and blew the fuse.

Dont know if this will help you at all.

 

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