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Faulty dashboard


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Just picked up my Express van this afternoon and it's surprisingly nippy.

First thing to sort out is a small problem the previous owner told me has just started last week, several things on the dash have stopped working, the fuel gauge, oil light battery light, hand brake light, and maybe some others, any pointers where to start looking for the problem?

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That seems strange... usually you've one or two things not working and most of the time it is just a broken amp... but what you're talking about seems to look like not wired sensors or a dashboard out of order (?)

Try to remove the dashboard to see at least if all the connectors are correctly plugged in (?)

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For me the issue may be a faulty ground wire. Check the one which is screwed on the left side, front pilar, behind the plastic.

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51 minutes ago, Zorro_X said:

That seems strange... usually you've one or two things not working and most of the time it is just a broken amp... but what you're talking about seems to look like not wired sensors or a dashboard out of order (?)

Try to remove the dashboard to see at least if all the connectors are correctly plugged in (?)

Thanks, I'll try and remove it tomorrow and check the connections

 

19 minutes ago, totojest said:

For me the issue may be a faulty ground wire. Check the one which is screwed on the left side, front pilar, behind the plastic.

thanks, I'll check that tomorrow, sounds like a good reason for the sudden failure 

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all sorted today, turned out to be a blown fuse, 7.5 amp marked STOP, I've replaced it and everything is working as it should.

I did check the earth and all the connections on the back of the instrument panel and they were fine.

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You'll need to keep an eye on it : a fuse never blows without a good reason...

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21 minutes ago, Zorro_X said:

You'll need to keep an eye on it : a fuse never blows without a good reason...

yes I will do, if it happens again there is a very good old auto electrical garage here in Gorron that I can take it to.

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