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 Post subject: PLEASE HELP centre light (curtisy light) :o
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:15 am 
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hi i have a ef fairmont and the centre light on roof works when turned on next to the headlight switch but for some reson when unlocked it dont turn on automatically niether does it when the door has been opened???? and while im hear maybe someone can help when starting i have to bang on the bottom of steering wheel gently but only sometimes
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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP centre light (curtisy light) :o
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:00 pm 
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Your BEM 'Body Electrics Module' is failing. It controls the remote locking, lighting etc and has something to do with the staring sequence. It's located just above you left knee while you're in the drivers seat. To replace it you'll need to remove the dash fascia, undo the 2 screws holding it in and unplug it and throw it, installing the new one is just a reversal of what you did to get it out. Not a hard job, but as yours is a Monty you will have to make sure you get a green (mid series) one. You'll also have to retrain your remote for the central locking as well.
If the starting issue gets worse, instead of banging on the wheel, give the dash above your L knee a firm hit while holding the key over in the 'Start' position.

 

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP centre light (curtisy light) :o
Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Thanks for this info and how much of the dash exactly do I have to take apart what things to take off in what order and any ticks will mine already be green thanks Jacko
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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Take out the ashtray then remove the screw on the left of where it was, then gently pull the the whole ashtray/radio surround out from the bottom. Then undo the screws (there are 6 or 7 of them from memory) holding the whole dash fascia (the dark gray or brown plastic) in, including the ones above the instrument cluster (you'll need a stubby Phillips head) Then pull the fascia out far enough to be able to unplug all the connections for trip comp, switches etc. It would pay to label what went where to make re assembly easier. Also putting the trans selector in 1st and dropping the steering wheel down to its lowest setting helps too. The BEM is only held in by 2 screws.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:29 pm 
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thanks for this its a good lead i will get around to checking this out now
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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:37 pm 
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This may sound silly but what is the yellow box just above the left knee for
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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:45 pm 
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Yellow box? I have no idea. The BEM is where the big long connector plugs in, just below the fuel gauge. Just unplug it and undo the 2 screws either side and it should just drop out. It's a box like thing about 10x20cm

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:53 pm 
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Haha I have a ef fairmont and it's yellow I'm now lost. Plus there is a green wire with blue trace that has been soldered to a light blue wire with a little resister or something
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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:12 pm 
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All done thank you very much it's after market and been modified with soildered diode bad contact s**t solider all played a part all working and thank you for all this
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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:13 pm 
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The yellow box you refer to tells me 2 things.

1 Its a V8
2 Its a manual.

The yellow box is the ECU for the auto on the V8's. The BEM is located above this.

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 Post subject: Re: PLEASE HELP centre light (curtisy light) :o
Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:57 pm 
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It's a auto and a 4l lol could this still be a v8 in a 6??? Could this be why I use petrol like a v8 when I give a a bit of Kane
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