Audi A4 2008

Today we were presented with audi with radio interference trouble that had been to various other garages for repair that had failed. The first thing we had to do is to repair the previous garages work, which entailed repairing the aerial lead that went into the rear of the head unit. Then we could investigate the original fault. The cabriolet A4 has 2 amplifiers in the boot lid and the cables running to them often break or corrode. So we traced the leads of which there are 3 and found the broken lead which is difficult to do as the break is usually internal and cannot be seen externally. We would then usually replace this lead but as time was a constraint we affected a repair on the lead which also saved the customer money. The customer went away happy with the radio interference rectified.

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ALFA ROMEO SPIDER

Brought to our workshop today from another garage was this very nice 58 plate Alfa Spider with a host of electrical faults. What we have found with this car aswell as most modern cars is water ingress into the wiring harnesses which then tracks along the loom until it reaches a plug or component. In this particular case the drivers door had water ingress which had got into the door module sending sporadic signals to the main BCM(controls most electrical systems on vehicle) which had affected its operation causing other systems to throw up faults. So you can see how hard a fault like this is to diagnose, one system completely separate from another still effecting its operation. But here at Widnes Auto Electrical our experience in these kind of faults enables us to diagnose and repair this fault. We removed the door module and wiring loom from the door and repaired both without the expense of replacement parts. A very happy and relieved customer picked up his car the same day fixed at a very reasonably price.

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DIAGNOSTICS WIDNES

Here at WIDNES AUTO ELECTRICAL we are specialists in engine diagnostic and fault finding its what we’ve specialised in for over 30 years. We have invested thousands of pounds in the latest technology to be able to diagnose faults within all the electrical systems on all major car brands. So if you have problems with ESP, ABS, AIRBAG, TRACTION CONTROL, ENGINE MANAGEMENT we can help you sort it out quickly and cheaply.
We are also specialists in wiring faults. If some electrical device isn’t working on your car it isn’t necessarily because the part is faulty, the associated wiring to the device could have a fault in it. We have the latest tools and 30 years experience in tracing faults within the vast wiring harnesses on todays modern cars

Car Electrics Widnes

Car Electrics Widnes

 

Here at Widnes Auto Electrical we specialise in Car Electrical Repairs in the Widnes area, from our family-run garage in Widnes, just located 2 minutes away from the Runcorn Bridge. We specialise in many different aspects of Car Electrics Widnes including:

Although if your fault isn’t listed here, then that doesn’t necessarily mean that we can’t fix it, it may just be one of the more un-common problems that we face every now and then. We are experts in our field of work and when you come to us for any Electrical Repairs, you can be sure that you’ll be getting the best possible service and best of all, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg either! So call us today or contact us through our website if you’re interested in what we can do for you regarding Car Electrics Widnes, once we’ve been contacted, we can either offer you a quote, extra-information, how long it’ll roughly take to fix and we’ll even arrange a time and date for you to bring your vehicle down to us. Remember for Car Electrics Widnes, Widnes Auto Electrical Services are the number 1 choice in the Widnes & Halton area.

 

Light Faults Widnes

Light Faults Widnes with Widnes Auto Electrical Services

 

Here at Widnes Auto Electrical we’re fully aware of all of the problems/issues that can be encountered whilst dealing with the various different types of lighting on the inside and outside of your auto-mobiles. From headlights, to tail-lights to inside car lighting. We’re the best in the Widnes area at dealing with all of the kinds of Lighting Faults that you may encounter just by being a regular day-to-day driver. We however do offer an initial go-to piece of advice on how to deal with the menial lighting problems, as long as you’re fairly savvy when it comes to electrical equipment. However, we understand that not all people are, and not all people have the time to spare to deal with issues like this. That’s why we do offer a service, and you can come in and we’ll help solve your problem through pure mettle, rather than the sweat off your back. So, if you are having any problems with the lighting with your car, then contact us, as soon as you possibly can, we don’t want to keep you off the road, and if you’re living in the Widnes area, then you should know that we’re the best around. Or if you would like to see what other Car Electrical services we provide then please click here

Plugin Diagnostics Widnes

Plugin Diagnostics Widnes

 

Plugin Diagnostics Widnes – What we do

When you bring your vehicle to us at Widnes Auto Electrical, to check electrical faults we will inspect your cars on-board computer by plugging in our diagnostics tool. This will allow us to check the vehicles electronic control unit. This will enable us to identify any electrical faults that your car or vehicle has so that we can carry out the necessary repairs, our Plugin Diagnostics Widnes service is second to none and if you need us to carry out a Plugin Diagnostics Widnes, you can be sure that your vehicle is in the best hands, as our engineers have the experience, training and the know-how to get any electrical issue in a vehicle functioning properly again, as if it was brand new again!

 

Typical types of work that we carry out for Electrical Plugin Diagnostics Widnes checking for your vehicle

 

  • Battery, starter motor and associated wiring
  • Battery charging rate, current draw and alternator
  • Distributor assembly, cap, rotor arm and ignition timing variation
  • Ignition module operation & coil dwell function
  • Coil output together with spark duration
  • Spark plug and plug lead performance
  • Carburettor / injection duration
  • Exhaust gas measurements
  • Cylinder condition & relative compression testing
  • Fuel injection variation
  • Diesel engine Diagnostics
  • Battery, starter motor and associated wiring
  • Battery charge rate, current draw and alternator
  • Heater glow plug current draw, pre-glow timer check
  • Heater glow plug, post-glow timer check
  • Fuel injection pump operation
  • Fuel injection pump timing (where marks are available)

 

For your electrical Diagnostics, all of this is compiled to form a comprehensive A4 printout for you. This records the entire test, as carried out on your vehicle. If you are interested in our Plugin Diagnostics Widnes service, or if you need some more information on the other services that we provide, then please don’t hesitate to get into contact with us and a member of our friendly team will be in touch with you shortly.

Starter Motors Widnes

Starter Motors Widnes

 

Here at Widnes Auto Electrical, we can either repair or replace Starter Motors . We will diagnose the problem and then find a suitable result to fix it, or if the Starer Motors cannot be fixed, we will replace it. Below is a short summary on how we test Starter Motors :

 Firstly the starter motor would be tested to see if it functions properly, there are a number of common symptoms of a bad starter these are;

 

  1. When you turn the key to crank the engine, nothing happens. The engine will not turn over.
  2. When you turn the key to crank the engine and all you hear is one loud click. The engine will not turn over.
  3. Or you turn the key to crank the engine and the engine turns over but very slowly and then stops.
  4. The battery might be good and you will know this if; you bought a new one thinking that was the solution to the problem, or you got someone to help you jump start the vehicle to no avail.

 

Summary of the On Car Starting Test;

 

This is a brief summary of the tests that we’ll be carrying out to get to the bottom of what’s causing a no crank condition on your vehicle. With the tests that we’ll be carrying out you’ll be able to say with absolute certainty it is a bad Starter Motors or completely eliminate it as the cause of your vehicles problem. Although the tests are fairly simple, if you do them on your own and you find the root of the problem, then all we need to do is fix your problem and everything will be solved much, much quicker.

 

When you bring the car or vehicle to Widnes Auto electrical, these are some of the checks we run:

 

  1. Firstly we test the battery before anything else. As this is a simple multi-meter test.
  2. Our trained mechanics will test that the Starter Motors is receiving 12 volts on the battery circuit.
  3. We will test that the Starter Motors is receiving the start signal from the ignition switch.
  4. A voltage drop test for the starter battery and the ground circuits.
  5. We will use a jumper-wire or an appropriate tool, apply 12 volts to the start signal wire.
  6. Checks will be done to eliminate a locked-up engine or a locked-up A/C compressor.

 

If you think you’re having problems with your Starter Motors, or you feel that you need it replacing View All Newsthen please contact us, also if you want to know more about the other electrical services we provide with vehicle electronics then again please don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of our friendly team will be in contact with you shortly.