Xsara Picasso Petrol erratic starting problems

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vicogeo
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Xsara Picasso Petrol erratic starting problems

Post by vicogeo »

Hi guys,

my pic (1.6 16v NFU) is causing me headaches :)
sometimes it starts fine, but other times its jut the click from starter and some additional relays.
I've replaced the starter brushes and it was starting ok for several days.
But now it refuses to start.

some advice here please? is battery dying (I recall to have replaced with a new one last year), ignition switch, BSI BSM...
here is the VIN VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff] if someone can give me the location of the earth points so I can start looking for bad connections. (the battery is under driver seat)

what's odd is that during "cranking" all the light/instrument goes out.
additional issue I have, maybe relates with no starter, central locking (I can lock with remote, but only with key in the door to unlock) and driver window sometimes I cant close it.
btw - the commands to the power windows is direct ro through BSI?

thanks,
George
vicogeo
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Joined: 16 May 2023, 13:21

Re: Xsara Picasso Petrol erratic starting problems

Post by vicogeo »

UPDATE:
issue was a bad ground, one of those 2 that are on the left inner side of the wing.
for second issue - faulty connector between pillar and driver door - one pin was corroded.\