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Johnny C
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2021/10/14 20:25:32 (permalink)

Mobile electrical person in NW England?

Hi. 
I've got a problem with the internal lights fuse blowing. Every few months it blows, the battery drains and factory alarm goes off randomly. Fine, I check the fuse every few days (door Leds flash twice). Easy fix, new fuse. 
 
The battery has been draining quickly over the last few days, so I checked the fuse, blown. I replaced it, but when I put the new fuse in, there was a flash and an audible bang. Tried another, same. The stock fuse (#11) is 5A, I've moved up to 10A over the years. I tried a 15A, the same.
 
I'm OK replacing fuses, but generally clueless beyond that. 
 
Can anyone recommend someone who can come and diagnose iand fix t in the North West please?
 
It's obviously a short somewhere. 

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Re: Mobile electrical person in NW England? 2021/10/14 20:30:59 (permalink)
Ive disconnected the battery for now BTW! 

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Re: Mobile electrical person in NW England? 2021/10/15 08:26:50 (permalink)
Probably the switch in the door jamb, very common the wire on the back gets damaged. I wouldnt change the fuse for a higher amp version, they are there for a reason.

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Re: Mobile electrical person in NW England? 2021/10/20 14:50:03 (permalink)
Put a higher fuse in to check it was a short. I think I know the problem, as you say door switch, the rubber cover came off a few years, ago.and never got round to replacing it. Dust has built up, it got wet a few days ago and hasn't dried off and moisture has got inside and is shorting. 
It's going to an auto electricians to check the whole circuit though. 

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