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Re: 12v electrics
« Reply #20 on: Aug 3rd, 2021, 5:09pm »
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Hi yep, its the car going in, got son in  law to take the live wire from the alternator yesterday, and the No 17 fuse only blew when the wire was reconnected.
 Couldnt start the car as yet again battery drained - seems to have a short somewhere that the other guy walked away from.
 
Do have a 2 litre alternator and a cossie one but I think the 12v is different again  Huh
 
Have faith in the local ford garage as when I had Granadas they had the awful Bos(t)ch alarm fitted by Ford at the time (92-94 models), and this was the only place that could get my 2.9 M saloon running, as it used to cut out intermittently after up to 10 mins running time, got left in the middle of a busy junction once, still wear brown trousers now Smiley
 
Will see what they make of it, as for what Mike mentioned, the last guy said the ahstray area was fine as was underbonnet and electrics to rear of the car.
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« Reply #21 on: Aug 3rd, 2021, 6:58pm »
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Certainly sounds to be the alternator.
When did you last charge the battery?
Even if the the alternator was OK it won't charge with F17 blown so battery will run down.
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Re: 12v electrics
« Reply #22 on: Aug 5th, 2021, 2:08pm »
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Hi Roy
I had the same with my Granada scorpio, it would cutout the same place every morning on the way to work, turned out to be a dry joint in the Bosch immobiliser.
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« Reply #23 on: Aug 5th, 2021, 2:58pm »
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Hi Gerald,
Had the bosch problem with several 2.9 granada scorpios, back in the noughties.
They were very dangerous to drive, I used to let it tick over for 10 minutes before I went anywhere, was charged at the time about a ton to remove it all, and by coincidence thats the guy at the local Ford garage who's on reception now recommending their auto leccy can fix this one for us.
 
 This is why I have confidnce they can save the 12v estate for us,havent got round to booking it in yet but will keep you all posted.  Grin Grin
 
Have just finished charging it over the weekend, looks like a decent short in it, but luckily it hasnt killed the battery (yet) it's now fully charged and disconnected, I will only reconnect when it's ready to go in for it's fix. Feel sure it's tha alternatoe and some bodgy wiring frm our walking leccy man.
 
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 11th, 2021, 7:58am »
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Following on from the last post of early August, have let the car stand with charged battery (disconnected) and booked into local Ford garage.
 
 Car went in last monday on a "suck it and see" will use as a filler job, as they are nearly £100/hour!  
 
 BUT if it fixes it we have a good car saved.
 
Turns out the climate control panel was fried!! (the one with the ribbon on behind the air con panel on the dash) it seems to be common according to them (working Ford all the time so I presume he's right).
 
 Supplied one from the shed (thank you peter) and most if not all things running now, haven't fully checked everything, but the guy who did the work only mentioned "button 3 on radio not working") - new one to me any ideas?  
 
And he had a comprehensive list of all bits "broken" now fixed.
 
 Did mention the ape who fixed the fans should take lessons, but thats life, if all stays well will probably get them to rewire this also.
 
 So there we are then 1 more aubergine estae on the road again.
 
 I'd like to thanks you all for your inputs and help with this it's much appreciated. It shows also sometimes the Ford dealer is a good way to go.
 
 Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin Angry Sad Cool Huh Roll Eyes   getting better everyday
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« Reply #25 on: Sep 11th, 2021, 9:13am »
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That is good news indeed. Congratulations and fingers crossed things go well from here on. Smiley
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Re: 12v electrics
« Reply #26 on: Sep 18th, 2021, 11:14am »
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Hi I have a 1996 ford Scorpio Ultima. I have the same problem radio works but don't have interior lights  
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