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by 8Jb9
Wed May 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Car Thermostat has 3 diff coloured sensors (green,blue & bro
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Car Thermostat has 3 diff coloured sensors (green,blue &

They are all coolant temperature sensors for cars that are "pre-mux", that is to say before the cars were fully multiplexed. For the V6 that change came with the ES9J4S-engine, it only has the green sensor. Mine, on the other hand, a 1999 ES9J4, has all three. For the V6 the following colour code is...
by 8Jb9
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Dunno, it died, what has happened
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Dunno, it died, what has happened

First you need to check if there are any codes stored by using PP2000.

Then check if the pump(s) are working as they're supposed to and that the fuel filter has not been clogged. When did you replace it last time? Any chance of water in the tank (has it been standing for an excessive period of time)?
by 8Jb9
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Fuel Gauge
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: Fuel Gauge

If you don't trust your gauge you can always just measure on the float's pins on at the pump. It's just a variable resistor. When my pump failed I first suspected a bad connection somewhere, but measuring on the pump proved that the problem was located within the tank. I don't have the nominal full/...
by 8Jb9
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fuel gauge problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Fuel gauge problem

Mine has been nice and reliable. It has changed a bit when parking on a hill, but only for as long as I was actually on the hill. The only main exception is last summer, where it became very erratic and unreliable. Eventually I lost any reading from it, and not long after the fuse went. As it turned...
by 8Jb9
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: Vacuum leak after engine shut down
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Vacuum leak after engine shut down

Sounds like the check valve in your brake booster is faulty. On some it is possible to replace the check valve itself, on others you may have to replace the entire brae booster. I don't know what is the case for the 406. Under normal operation the brake booster is filled with vacuum on both sides of...
by 8Jb9
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: One door no longer triggers the interior lights
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

Re: One door no longer triggers the interior lights

Not that easy, unfortunately....

Light bulb lights up when any other door opens up. Also, wiggling the wire bundle does nothing. I guess there's not much choice left but to access the locking mechanism...
by 8Jb9
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: One door no longer triggers the interior lights
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

Re: One door no longer triggers the interior lights

I do have lights in the door cards, so I'll have a look at the bulb. Easiest way to check it will be to open any of the other doors, since all of them turn on together. I guess fiddling with those wires may also be part of the trick if it is a contact issue.

Thanks.
by 8Jb9
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: One door no longer triggers the interior lights
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

Re: One door no longer triggers the interior lights

Don't worry too much about removing the membrane, just heat up the bonding putty with a hair dryer until warm and soft You can then carefully peal it back & replace with out to much bother. Hope this helps DDD Thanks - definitely worth a try! In my most recent trip behind the membrane (3 different ...
by 8Jb9
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: One door no longer triggers the interior lights
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

Re: One door no longer triggers the interior lights

scoopey: I'll have to look into that! Do you refer to the contacts of the connector then, or? As it happens mine is also a '99. Thanks for the additional input, Steve. The car is a D9 V6 pre-mux saloon. By the by, all D9s are mux, they just got loads more of it in 2001. Yes, I guess semi-mux or van-...
by 8Jb9
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: One door no longer triggers the interior lights
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

Re: One door no longer triggers the interior lights

Thanks Doggy, there was a diagram there I can use - at least as a starting point.

Hopefully I won't have to mess with the water membrane to fix my issue...
by 8Jb9
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: One door no longer triggers the interior lights
Replies: 18
Views: 3252

One door no longer triggers the interior lights

Hi. My rear left door has stopped triggering the interior lights (or the MFD message about open door for that matter). All the other doors work as intended, both giving a warning and the cabin lights. I guess the switch is somewhere inside the locking mechanisms? Perhaps I could figure it out if I h...
by 8Jb9
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Front coil spring
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: Front coil spring

Could it be that you haven't seated it correctly in the recess? If it's rotated a bit off the side I could imagine it not laying exactly flat. There's a little hole where the spring end should rest.
by 8Jb9
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork (non-styling)
Topic: Plastic tape on door pillar?
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Plastic tape on door pillar?

Any of you had any luck sourcing that black tape that at least the estate has on the door pillars? I need some of the same material for the Mrs' 206, but don't really know where to start looking.
by 8Jb9
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Dashboard multifunction display??
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

Re: Dashboard multifunction display??

i would guess that you need to enable it in PP2000. Have you got access to it?
by 8Jb9
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Bit of help needed - Aircon pipe from compressor punctured
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Bit of help needed - Aircon pipe from compressor punctur

scudriderdude wrote:Thanks everyone :)

Anyone got a donor car lol :)
Actually, I do, but I already got the AC pipes off of it for a friend. But luckily there are tons of them on ebay if you search for "406 breaking".