Volvo V60

Volvo came in for the tow electrics to be wired up. We may not be the cheapest but our work is 2nd to none. Not a butt connector in sight all connections soldered and water proofed. Do it right do it once

BMW 7Series non runner

This vehicle came to us as a non runner, 3 other technicians had already been out to the vehicle to try and fix the trouble without success.

Reading the vehicle with a diagnostic device showed various communication errors between modules. Knowing BMW cars we knew voltage could be the reason so many modules were having issues. The battery was tested and replaced .

Then with the correct tools we are able to repair the coding errors

With the coding complete the vehicle started and ran perfectly.

Corsa Airbag fault

In for airbag faults

Wiring for the system was checked and found to be OK upto the seat. So the seat was removed and stripped to gain access to wiring inside

On examining the loom you can see where the loom has been trapped and cut through

A simple repair was made and the seat refitted, codes cleared and tested.

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

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.

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.

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

 

Mercedes SL500

Into our workshop was this Merc that had problems with the aux battery under the bonnet not charging. This battery is used when cranking to help give extra amps. Also it is isolated from the main battery when ignition is off, so if main battery goes flat the vehicle can use this battery to in essence jump start the car.

The battery symbol was lit on the lcd panel on dash and the aux battery had gone flat.

There is a split charge relay that controls this along with a battery stabilisation module. We gained access to these components (not easy being a cabriolet, having to remove part of the roof mechanism) and checked wiring associated with this system all checked ok. On gaining access to components a burning smell was noticed but no burnt wiring was seen. With the battery disconnected the relay and module were removed and checked

The battery stabilisation module was burnt. We replaced this with a new O. E part and replaced charge relay to be safe reset fault codes and checked. Job correct first time and no unnecessary parts fitted.