Ford Transit Connect

This vehicle came to us with a problem with the gauges. With accurate wiring diagrams we confirmed the wiring was good.

A second hand set of gauges were sourced, fitted and with the correct tools the keys, milage and immobiliser were coded in

2009 Ford Fiesta No Front Washers

Tbis vehicle came to us with front wash fault. Rear worked fine and as this is a single motor with a direction valve the motor was obviously ok.

When front wash stalk pressed the motor remained dead. Plugging  in a diagnostic machine and looking at live  data it showed when stalk was pressed so we knew stalk is ok and the wiring to the BCM behind glove box is OK, so the trouble was either the BCM or wiring from BCM to the motor. With accurate wiring diagrams we can test wiring circuits and be sure of our diagnosis. In this case the wiring was ok.

A new unit was sourced and programmed in to the car,  not a cheap part but we can be confident in our diagnosis process and can fit parts with confidence


Ford Transit locking fault

This vehicle came to us with locking issues. It had previously had a new interior fitted due to fire. A quick look at fault codes revealed antenna fault. On stripping interior to examine wiring it was found to have been repaired to a very low standard,

It was also found that the antenna was missing. A new antenna and loom was sourced and the wiring repaired to a safe standard. The locking worked without any programming necessary.

Do you still remember stopping distance for driving?

Stopping distance is made up of 2 parts, THINKING and BRAKING

A lot of learners are caught out during the test, because they aren’t aware of the difference!  Whats worse is that fact that you are probably reading this document because you have passed your test either recently or some time ago and despite being on the roads every day you no longer know what the rules are!

What is thinking distance?

Thinking distance is the distance that the car travels after the driver has seen the danger and before the brakes are applied.

Some peoples reactions are faster than others, but the average distance it takes before the driver realises the danger ahead is 20 feet, when travelling at 20 mph.

What is braking distance?

The distance that the car travels whilst braking. With the brakes applied the car slows down, and the average car will travel 20 feet before coming to a complete stop, when travelling at 20 mph.

The Overall Stopping Distance is a combination of the 2 above.

When trying to visualise a distance it is useful to remember that the length of an average car is approximately 15ft, therefore, 75ft would be about 5 car lengths away.

Stopping distance when Travelling at 20mph:

The Overall stopping distance when travelling at 20mph is 40 feet (12 metres).
This is made up of: (thinking distance: 20 ft (6 m)) + (braking distance: 20 ft (6 m))

Stopping distance when Travelling at 30mph:

The Overall stopping distance when travelling at 30mph is 75 feet (23 metres).
This is made up of: (thinking distance: 30 ft (9 m)) + (braking distance: 45 ft (14 m))

Stopping distance when Travelling at 40mph:

The Overall stopping distance when travelling at 40mph is 120 feet (36 metres).
This is made up of: (thinking distance: 40 ft (12 m)) + (braking distance: 80 ft (24 m))

Stopping distance when Travelling at 50mph:

The Overall stopping distance when travelling at 50mph is 175 feet (53 metres).
This is made up of: (thinking distance: 50 ft (15 m)) + (braking distance: 125 ft (38 m))

Stopping distance when Travelling at 60mph:

The Overall stopping distance when travelling at 60mph is 240 feet (73 metres).
This is made up of: (thinking distance: 60 ft (18 m)) + (braking distance: 180 ft (55 m))

Stopping distance when Travelling at 70mph:

The Overall stopping distance when travelling at 70mph is 315 feet (96 metres).
This is made up of: (thinking distance: 70 ft (21 m)) + (braking distance: 245 ft (75 m))

Please note: Information is  for guidance only – for up to date accurate information please check your highway code.  Official guidelines can be found at


Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta in for the radio not powering up. It had been to a ‘specialist’ that had tested radio and said it was a wiring fault.

These radios come in 3 separate pieces, the display, the audio unit and the keypad. With accurate wiring diagrams we were able to test feeds and grounds to the audio unit and also the communication lines know as Canbus, all proved good. So even though a radio expert had said it was wiring we have proved the wiring is OK.

We didn’t suspect the display as it would still have sound. The audio unit was checked for current draw and a thermal camera used to see if it was getting warm. This isn’t 100% test but an indication it’s working. There is no way of testing keypad, only substitute for another which we had available.

This proved to be the problem as it came on and worked perfectly.

Another job successfully completed without any guess work or unnecessary parts fitted.

2007 Focus ST gauges

Ford Focus with cutting out and losing power issues, diagnosed by us using reliable and presise test plans. Enable us to diagnose problems quickly and accurately. In this case the gauges were the problem and we are able to repair these saving the customer hundreds against new.

Car Electrics Liverpool

Do you need a reliable Car Electrics Specialist in Liverpool?

Car Electrics Liverpool – Our team of auto electricians Liverpool, Widnes,  Warrington, St Helens based are fully trained in identifying and repairing most vehicles’ electrical problems. We use specialised equipment to take readings from vehicles to identify any electrical fault, and once identified we can then repair or replace the faulty part.

We offer a range of services including installations, rewiring, diagnostics, alternators, fitting service, testing service, engine management, fuel injection, fault finding, car alarms, immobilisers, and central locking systems.

Auto Electrician Liverpool – A list of our services include:

  • Car / Van  / Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Mobile auto electricians
  • Car Electrics
  • Auto Electrical Repairs
  • Towbars
  • Car / Van Security
  • Vehicle Wiring Repairs
  • Car Electrical Repairs
  • Mobile Service
  • Hands Free Phone Kits
  • Trackers
  • Alarm / Immobiliser Systems
  • Parking Sensors
  • Cruise Control
  • OEM Upgrades
  • Vehicle Accessories
  • alarm systems
  • audi garage
  • bmw garage
  • car alarm fitting
  • car diagnostics
  • car alarms
  • car batteries
  • car fuses
  • car security
  • car repairs
  • commercial vehicle repairs
  • diesel engines
  • diesel fuel injection
  • engine diagnostics
  • garage services
  • ford garage
  • fuel injection engineers
  • lost car keys
  • online booking
  • scooter repairs
  • starter motors
  • tow bar fitting
  • Car Remapping
  • Engine Tuning

Citroën Belingo ABS Fault

This vehicle came to us after another garage had failed to find the fault. The ABS light was on with a fault code for the signal to the rear left sensor.

The previous garage had fitted another sensor but the fault remained. Through tests it was found that the signal wirer from the sensor to the ABS module had gone to earth somewhere.

It was now a case of tracing the loom through the engine bay and the rear of the dash and under the carpets to the rear.

With the seats removed and the carpet lifted the fault was found. The loom was rubbed through where it was cable tied and the carpet was pressing on it. It must of been like this from new and had finally rubbed through. The loom looked perfect visually but experience in these kind of faults allowed us to find it quickly.

On this video you can see as we push on the loom our tester beeps as the wirer touches earth.

Another customer happy to get it sorted before the Christmas break.

Webasto aux heater trouble

This van was in our workshop to have a look at the rear aux heater. The heater is a Webasto that uses fuel to a heater underneath the vehicle.

This is the control on the dashboard. The green light flashes a code to help diagnose the issue.

The flash code on this vehicle told us that the system had shut down. So we had to perform a reset before we could proceed further. Once reset a code for fuel supply flashed up.

With accurate wiring diagrams we could trace the wiring to the fuel solenoid and found that there was a cut off switch circuit fault. We managed to repair the fault and confirm a fix with our thermal camera


My car wont start in the Winter – What should I do?

Winter advice for keeping your motor running in the cold

When it starts to get a little chilly, as it often does in the UK, it’s not uncommon to find your car not running as it should. For things like starter motors, car batteries, and alternators, damp and cold conditions can caused issues.

Battery Problems – The most common fault tends to be the battery. If you hear a faint notice when you try to turn the ignition it could be that you have a flt battery. You might want to check your dashboard lights. If they are not coming on this is a sign that there may be an issue with the battery. To prevent this from happening it may be worth charging your battery

Alternator Problems –If you have a new battery and it keeps going flat, the problem probably lies here. When you jump start your car and the engine dies immediately, this points to a faulty alternator. Another sign with an issue with the alternator is that your dashboard lights and possibly your headlights will flicker. In these situations, it’s recommended to book your vehicle in with an experienced auto electrician. Where electrics are involved it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Broken Starter Motor – The most obvious sign of a broken starter motor is a clicking sound when you turn the ignition key, followed by the engine refusing to start. You can usually tell if it’s the starter motor rather than the battery at fault if all the lights and in car electrics are working. Similar to the alternator, because you are dealing with electrics, it’s always better to visit a professional auto electrical specialist.

Using the wrong oil – If your oil has too much cold viscosity (resistance to flow), you won’t be able to start your car in cold temperatures. On the flip side, excessive hot viscosity means engine components won’t be adequately protected, leading to premature wear. A good idea here would be to check your car’s handbook to see what type of oil the manufacturer recommends, and switch to a thinner grade if possible in winter. It’s not usually for this simple tip to be the difference between a trip to see your mechanic and keeping your car healthy in the winter months

Find an Auto Electrician near you – If you are experiencing any of these problems or just want to make sure your car is running to its best during the winter, its always recommend that you take your car in to a professional mechanic.  If you live in or around Widnes and want to get your car electrics checked out then the team at Widnes Auto Electrical would be more than happy to help.