Another round of unusual queries...

Talk about the 406's electrical system, what wires do what, how to add extra functionality, etc.

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Another round of unusual queries...

Post by Mig5 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:20 pm

Here i am again, wondering about a few more items regarding them dodgy electrics. :oops:

Central locking apparently has a brain behind glovebox, what does this look like?
Dealing with the fitting of an aftermarket central locking remote here.

Preheating works with the aid of a air temperature sensor under the bonnet, where is it located? It is mentioned on haynes manual but no details.
Currently preheater works all the time or never depending on which wire i fiddle with (disconnect) on the water temperature sensor besides airbox. Both this sensor and relay have been tested with new ones and the mystery still prevails.

any help welcomed
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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by lozz » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:28 pm

Hi,
if its the D9 your refering too,
ive never heard of a brain or such behind the glove box, :?

ithink the central locking is combined with the Bsi :roll:

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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by Mig5 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:43 pm

lozz wrote:Hi,
if its the D9 your refering too,
ive never heard of a brain or such behind the glove box, :?

ithink the central locking is combined with the Bsi :roll:

Someone has called it an D8.5 before, could they be different in this?
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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by Busman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:01 am

Mig5 wrote:Here i am again, wondering about a few more items regarding them dodgy electrics. :oops:

Central locking apparently has a brain behind glovebox, what does this look like?
Dealing with the fitting of an aftermarket central locking remote here.

Preheating works with the aid of a air temperature sensor under the bonnet, where is it located? It is mentioned on haynes manual but no details.
Currently preheater works all the time or never depending on which wire i fiddle with (disconnect) on the water temperature sensor besides airbox. Both this sensor and relay have been tested with new ones and the mystery still prevails.

any help welcomed
cheers
Try the search box top right, it works quite well. And I think our Plod has a d8.5, so he might be of more use. Welcome in and well done for putting in your car details.
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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by Busman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:02 am

And the central locking will be through the bsi, which is behind the fuse box. Its a complicated thing that is easily broken so be carefull.
1999 HDI 110 GLX Estate Sold On at 230,000 miles to the lucky John
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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by Mig5 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:38 pm

If only everyone could use the search for "everything" 406 related, then we could forget about them bloody cars and just have some good aul banter. :roll:
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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by lozz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:55 pm

iagree with busman,

the Bsi is abeit of a wasp hive,

if your thinking of fitting an aftermarket locking kit,
id remove the drivers door card -get the old multimeter out and work out the trigger wires,
you can get a perm live off the elecy window motor, so theres not Much wiring up involved

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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by Mig5 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:57 pm

lozz wrote: id remove the drivers door card
done that...it was easy :mrgreen:
lozz wrote: get the old multimeter out
that went well too :lol:
lozz wrote: and work out the trigger wires,
yeah, that sounds easy but didnt happen to work with the kit i bought. managed to get a refund on it but it WILL fit somehow :oops:
lozz wrote: theres not Much wiring up involved
i wish. :shock:
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Re: Another round of unusual queries...

Post by lozz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:04 pm

Depends on which kit youve bought,

some only need two or 3 wires connecting, some have loads,
ifitted one on a picasso that had loads of wires but that had alarm etc ijust connected the wires up for the remote locking
and left the rest,

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