WARNING, DO NOT FOLLOW HAYNES MANUAL

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WARNING, DO NOT FOLLOW HAYNES MANUAL

Post by franco_cov » 19 Dec 2002, 06:16

<img src=icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle>Well as I earlier posted regarding my problem with the airbag light, well I followed the haynes manual with regards to disabling the airbag before checking components on it, but the part which says switch on your ignition then reconnect the battery, caused bloody havoc on my car, not only did it not solve the problem it caused me more problems as follows <img src=icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle>
<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle> Temp gauge dont work now !!!!!
<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle> Both my fans now stay on permanently whilst engine running !!!!!
<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle> Interior light does not go out until 20 secs or more (when engine running) as before it went straight out, only delay when engine not running (as norm)
And this is giving me a massive labour bill as they cant locate the problem they have replaced the 3 main sensors on the thermostate housing and still no gauge and fans still running.....
I will let you all know what the fault was when they have found it, but just a word of warning dont leave the ignition switched on when connecting a battery, I had my doubts but as the haynes mannual said do it I did it, and boy am i regretting it now.
If anyone out there has any of the symptoms that I hve with the temp gauge, fans not stopping or interior light then please if you resolved it please share your methods.
Many thanks in advance to all members.
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Post by alan s » 21 Dec 2002, 07:50

Just out of curiosity; have you tried totally disconnecting the battery, leaving for a few minutes & then reconnecting to see if the ECU then resets to its original settings???
Alan S