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Electrical problem got me stumped 308 V8

craigvk

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This morning I turned the key and nothing happened. No dash lights or any sort of ignition system working. I had a look around and I found no problem. The RACV came and he had a look and pressed the horn, then the ignition switched on.

Before he came, I turned the headlights on and used the high beam on the stalk and I heard my gas solenoid turn on and off.

Any ideas what might be the problem? Strange.

Thanks.
 

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sounds like either dodgy connection or bad earth. Maybe clean all earth points and see what happens?
 

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Is your battery flat? maybe u left something on..

Check fuses.
 

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The battery and fuses are the first things you check. I then checked the terminals and earths, everything is fine. Half the wiring in my car is new. It's like pressing the horn made a load on the battery and it came to life. :confused:
 

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sounds like a electric fault in the steering column.
 

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sounds like a electric fault in the steering column.
I thought at first the ignition switch/ barrel might have been faulty. I was hoping of course it wasn't that. If the indicator stalk was turning my gas solenoid on and off when high beams were used, maybe it is a bad earth somewhere around where the column is. This is going to be a real prick to pinpoint. Who knows, it might not ever happen again. I re-wired half of the loom and did a mass of wiring jobs a while back.

Cheers. :thumbsup:
 
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