GTV boot damp and much more...
decided to make a post after trawling the forums for a few months now. I'm not sure if this is the place for questions, but bought a 97 GTV 2.0 TS about 2 months ago now, to find that various problems are arising. First - the Air Con just stopped, no click when the 'condenser' is supposed to click in, so I'm hoping it's a fuse - but have no manual to refer to.
Secondly, the boot light seemed intermittent - sometimes it would work, sometimes not. Is this the unit itself, as the bulb seems OK?
This may be linked to my next problem - since the recent spate of very wet weather, the boot has started filling up with water - had about in inch in there this morning. I've not had time to strip out the lining, but the top half seems bone dry - so it appears to be filling from the bottom up! My guess is that water may be getting in behind the rear light cluster - but any advice would be welcome, if the seal is bad, where could I get a new one.
Warning light? Last week I was driving her, and whenever accelerating from a stand and cornering (ie at a roundabout) what seems to be the handbrake light keeps flickering on. It goes off after a second or so - but again without a handbook I don't know if this refers to something other than the handbrake.
Finally, the car had been standing for a short while (4 days), went to start her up this morning & the battery seems to have died (well it's very low - ignition light comes on - but won't turn over). Don't know if it's an earth short, dodgy battery or what. I'd had no problems beforehand - other dodgy batteries I've had always seem to give you warning - ie difficult to turn over in the morning, this was fine when I parked & virtually dead 4 days later. Would this be anything to do with the warning light?
I'm planning to take the battery out and charge it up overnight - I have the brown key that's often referred to, but don't know what this does - do I just put the battery back in and start up using this key?
Really sorry for all the questions - quite a diatribe! Any help on any of the above would be really appreciated, and despite all the problems, she's still an absolutely stunning car. Thanks, Stef (Futra) .