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Wierd elecrical problem - alarm

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by TSL 333, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. TSL 333

    TSL 333 Lovin' the MPG...

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    My alarm went off at 2am last night for no apparent reason. Today I noticed an intermittently and partially illuminated red boot warning sign. When I put my side lights on, the above warning light went out.....

    I called W Livingstone and they are checking it out tomorrow for a door locking control system. Does this sound about right? Anyone else had similair problems?

    Warranty work anyway (just!!)
     
  2. Cammage

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    When u open your boot, to left hand side where the boot light is, there are electrical connections (main wires for alarm/rear lights etc) all running alongside the water pipe for your rear wash wipe....and to add to that theres an elbow directly above the connections....so a crappy piece of plastic elbow with water in it and electrics.....? ur problem is there. I can safely say this as its what happened to me, the elbow came apart and soaked the connections.

    Chris
     
  3. TSL 333

    TSL 333 Lovin' the MPG...

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    Nice one mate. The car is booked in for Monday for this to get sorted but now that you mention water, I have noticed that the pressure in the rear wash wipe has reduced to c50% which would certainly explain alot...
     
  4. Cammage

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    ye, thats the one. When u've been "squirting" its 50% on window 50% on electrics. One thing i suggest is to get them either to glue the joint together or replace it with a straight unbroken piece so it doesnt happen again. Hope this helps and u get it sorted :rolleyes:
     
  5. TSL 333

    TSL 333 Lovin' the MPG...

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    Many thanks my good man!!

    One thing though, you mention 'Where the boot light is.' Do you mean where the reverse lights are? I say this as it would not make sense for the water hose to go via the boot light.?
     
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    I mean behind the panel that the boot light is located in, when u open your boot to the left hand side. That whole panel comes off and u can gain access to wires and washer pipe.
     
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    Cheers mate, will have a butchers tomorrow....:clap:
     

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