147 electrics all gone mental!
Hi all, just bought a 147 for the wife knowing it had been off the road for a while, I'm guessing its just full of bad connections, although any advice is greatly appreciated.
Its a 2005 147 jtd 8v.
Where to start really, you indicate left and the headlight flashes like a police car, you put on the side lights and the left indicator comes on, the abs + traction control lights are on, and by that I mean permenantly, even when the key is out they are still on, along with the info display just dishing out random messages telling me that everything's broken! I've had to disconnect the battery.
Also I got the turbocharger circuit performance fault and it went into limp mode, along with the ecm/pcm power range fault.
The remote central locking makes the lights flash but nothing locks, immobiliser fault flashes when started up, glow plug fault also comes up... Might have been more things, I stopped paying attention!
On a plus point though, the windscreen wipers performed faultlessly, just a pity it wasn't raining.
I'm guessing I'll just start with the switch cleaner on every electrical plug and component I can find but all suggestions are welcome.
I know it sounds a nail, but it actually drove like brand new (barring the bong every time it decided there was a new fault, and the restricted performance).
Not a clunk on the suspension or steering, and the wife loves it.
I have 3 156's but never realised how different the 147 is.