Weird Exclusive panel display

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PeterN
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Weird Exclusive panel display

Post by PeterN » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:24 pm

I went to have a look at a 'Y' reg exclusive estate today, no newer than my present one but a lot less miles, it has one or two weird faults, the most concerning one is that the instrument display is present without the ignition being turned on, you can get it to go off by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery but once you turn the ignition on and off the displays stay on again. Any thoughts?

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Re: Weird Exclusive panel display

Post by Puggy2 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:16 pm

Opening up another can of worms is it worth the trouble I have been trying for a year to cure my 2000 Executive dash problems

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Re: Weird Exclusive panel display

Post by jasper5 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:17 pm

PeterN wrote:I went to have a look at a 'Y' reg exclusive estate today, no newer than my present one but a lot less miles, it has one or two weird faults, the most concerning one is that the instrument display is present without the ignition being turned on, you can get it to go off by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery but once you turn the ignition on and off the displays stay on again. Any thoughts?

Thanks, Peter.
I had a customer's car with a similar problem...turned out to be the under carpet connectors full of water.

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Re: Weird Exclusive panel display

Post by steve_earwig » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:50 pm

:arrowu: :arrowu: Wot Jasper said. Expect electronic mayhem to follow shortly (ha!)
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Re: Weird Exclusive panel display

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:26 pm

Yup, I had the same on a car I was breaking a while ago - the screen went off after a while but would come back on when you unlocked the car.....
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Re: Weird Exclusive panel display

Post by PeterN » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:39 am

I have had water under the carpet problems with my existing one but a good dry out and cleaning cured it. I did feel the carpet but it didn't seem wet.

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Re: Weird Exclusive panel display. Solved

Post by PeterN » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:49 am

Water under the drivers side front carpet

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