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by marco2002
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: passenger airbag problem
Replies: 5
Views: 802

passenger airbag problem

hi I need a bit of help my neighbours just put his 406 hdi in for the mot (its my old car )all its failed on is the airbag light. The main airbag light is flashing. The garage had a go at it they said they couldnt fix it said that its passenger airbag squib ? said new airbag is 250 quid they can get...
by marco2002
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: MOT fail

hi we're talking about a 406. It passed the mot yesterday. The garage sorted the airbag light. Seems okay just now. The garage had a bit of a cheek though when neighbour took car back for retest they found something else that they missed on original test rear bush on lower suspension arm was knacker...
by marco2002
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: MOT fail

Another update on the car. Managed to get the handbrake adjusted up solid on 3 clicks now. All new parts discs, h/brake shoes and pads. Had to replace the handbrake cable on both sides at the rear no amount of wd40 or grease would have worked the outer part of the cables was split. I found that the ...
by marco2002
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: MOT fail

hi quick update cleaned all the connectors up under the seat using small needle file and sprayed with contact cleaner. Side airbag light has gone out and now the main airbag light has come on. I've had 3 go's at this now and i'm begining to think it might be easier to cut the cables and solder them ...
by marco2002
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: MOT fail

Thanks markw i'll let you know how i get on. Got most of tommorow off so should be able to get this sorted. Hopefully
by marco2002
Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: MOT fail

Hi Jasper Thanks for the info that helps a lot. My neighbour hasn't kept up with the servicing so i guess thats why emissions readings are so high. Its down to me whether it passes. I'm contemplating an oil change as well won't do any harm. The side air bag light i was talking about are the connecto...
by marco2002
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MOT fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

MOT fail

Hi everyone not been on here in a while. Nissan micra isn't quite the same as a 406. Next door neighbour has my 406 now. Its just failed the mot and hes got a list of things to do. There are two items on the list that we are not sure about. First one is o/s/f position lamp(s) not working (1.1.A.3b) ...
by marco2002
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: nissan micra spark plug leads
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: nissan micra spark plug leads

Hi Jasper This micra i bought isn't too bad it had a bit of welding done on it a while ago behind the back seat. I just cleaned a lot of surface rust on the back end and used rust killer and gave it a coat of chasis black then some underseal. Averages 40mpg which is all stop start driving was expect...
by marco2002
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: nissan micra spark plug leads
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: nissan micra spark plug leads

Thanks Jasper Sounds a bit like the same sort of problem with the distributor cap on the mini. I'll give that a go with a plastic bag as theres a lot of water on the roads round these parts. The car runs fine just thought i'd give it a service as the parts are pretty cheap and it looks like we are g...
by marco2002
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: nissan micra spark plug leads
Replies: 3
Views: 499

nissan micra spark plug leads

hi All Just bought a nissan micra for work recently. So far so good. Just done a mini service the other day changed the spark plugs and air filter. About to do an oil change tommorow if it ever stops raining. I checked the spark plug leads with a meter and measured the resistance they all seem to ra...
by marco2002
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: MAIN AIRBAG LIGHT
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: MAIN AIRBAG LIGHT

Thanks Lozz Didn't think of that. 406 has been sold to the neighbour as a runabout his volvo s40 blew up head gasket went. I will have a look and see if the wires/connector on seat belt pretensioners are to blame. I'm now driving a nissan micra. Lol Its not too bad though ideal for my job as a carer...
by marco2002
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: MAIN AIRBAG LIGHT
Replies: 2
Views: 380

MAIN AIRBAG LIGHT

hi The main airbag light came on a couple of days ago. Yesterday i disconnected battery left had a coffee then unplugged all the connectors under the passenger seat after 10mins then cleaned the contacts up using a very small needle file and used a bit of contact cleaner as well. Usually this method...
by marco2002
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Droning noise
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Droning noise

Hi Just an update on this. Had a look at this again yesterday. Looks like the n/s/f wheel bearing is shot. Even though The new tyres made things a lot quieter than the previous pair there's still a noise there. With the car on axle stands i spun both wheels round by hand as fast as possible and foun...
by marco2002
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Track control bushes (front)
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Track control bushes (front)

Hi I did this job a couple of months ago.If you are on a tight budget and want cheapest option i would buy the bushes and do it yourself but make sure you get decent bushes otherwise you may find yourself having to do this job again. Some of the bushes on ebay are poor quality so make sure you go fo...
by marco2002
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: rear tyre scrubbed
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: rear tyre scrubbed

I had the same problem with my 406 if the stabiliser links are ok then it will be a 4 wheel alignment you need. The rear tyres will not last long either if the alignment is wrong. I had a 4 wheel alignment done recently and it made a hell of a difference the rear tyres are wearing evenly and not scr...