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by markw
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Breaking 406 coupe V6
Replies: 6
Views: 2256

Re: Breaking 406 coupe V6

You might get some interest over on the Coupé Club. 8)
by markw
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: alarm fault
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: alarm fault

Sorry if you already know this, but you don't arm the system from that switch. It's used to disarm the interior sensors before leaving the car (in case pets (or the kids :oops: ) are left inside) To do this, you switch off ignition and before a 45 second window has elapsed, press and hold the button...
by markw
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 406 Executive - Alarm ECU location
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Re: 406 Executive - Alarm ECU location

If you're looking for part no 1 on either diagram, it is indeed behind the glovebox clipped onto the side of a plastic tray.
The left hand unit here...
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by markw
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The laziest car features
Replies: 32
Views: 6094

Re: The laziest car features

Behave y'self man! :P
by markw
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The laziest car features
Replies: 32
Views: 6094

Re: The laziest car features

Gingermagic wrote:Cruise control so I don't need to use my left foot
This needs further explanation Kelv....! :cheesy:
Gingermagic wrote:Do I need a button to close the boot for me - yes, of course I do... I'll see if MarkW can rustle something up ...
Easy Kelv. Put me on speed dial and I'll pop down and close it for you.....
by markw
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Full HD or HD ready - talk to me about TV's
Replies: 44
Views: 3893

Re: Full HD or HD ready - talk to me about TV's

And don't get me started on the old tale of when a young lady travelled excitedly to Ireland in the search for an 18" Murphy and was bitterly disappointed to find out it was a telly......
by markw
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Engine, Clutch and Transmission
Topic: not 406 related..
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: not 406 related..

Might not be so sinister lozz... If the fail was only just a fail last time, taking into account it was tested on another machine a year later, the second machine may be calibrated slightly differently and it just passed. However, I'm a born cynic, so I think your original assumption is probably cor...
by markw
Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: side airbag connector
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: side airbag connector

I'm not seeing any SRS connectors on that pic...... :?: Anyway, Side airbag connector is blue. Seat belt pre tensioner (if you have them) is brown. Don't confuse with the larger brown connector under there which is for seat heating. They look like this.... http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd176/ma...
by markw
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Engine Immobiliser Fault
Replies: 20
Views: 5339

Re: Engine Immobiliser Fault

Thankfully never had this problem on mine (yet) but you are going to need all the access you can get down there to effect repairs properly. Trying to struggle underneath a partly folded back carpet will make the job very frustrating indeed...... I'd suggest planning a full weekend for this job and t...
by markw
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Electric seats
Replies: 10
Views: 1236

Re: Electric seats

It's no quicker with memory though! Only difference is you don't have to keep the manual switches pressed while you're doing it.... 8)
by markw
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Brake light fuse...
Replies: 11
Views: 2677

Re: Brake light fuse...

In that case, disconnect the cruise wiring completely from the fuse. If your brake light operation then returns to normal, you've narrowed down the fault to the newly added cruise circuit and gives you something to aim at.
by markw
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Brake light fuse...
Replies: 11
Views: 2677

Re: Brake light fuse...

If the right brake light works normally (on and off), then there's no problem with the switch. (I take it you're referring to the brake light switch and not the cruise cancel switch.) It sounds like somewhere between switch and left hand brake circuit, you have a dead short to earth. What else was d...
by markw
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Side repeaters
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: Side repeaters

Vosa's MOT manual says this:

Vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986 must
be fitted with one side repeater indicator on each
side. Instead of a separate lamp, the side repeater
might be part of the front direction indicator if it
includes a wraparound lens.
by markw
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Home Electrical advice query not car not motorbike
Replies: 15
Views: 3495

Re: Home Electrical advice query not car not motorbike

What trip rating does your RCD in the house have? If it's say 100mA , or even 30 mA, see if you can get a really tightly monitored RCD for the spur you want to put in. Say 10 mA. This way, only the 10mA RCD should trip in the event of an earth fault on that spur, leaving the rest of the installation...