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As the mechanic is busy with other orders, the earliest slot is next week's Wednesday so I am left thinking about what to do.....

Dear Eric,

I just want to share with you that my Dash problem has gone!

This morning, I pulled out the fuses ( one by one ) below the steering column
to see whether these two gauges ( fuel and temperature ) will fall to zero but to no avail. Then, I took the car for a short drive hoping to recharge the battery and when I came back, the dash problem has suddenly gone! All four warning lights are back and the two gauges fall back to zero, once the car is switched off!

immediately, I drove the car to the battery shop and with headlights and aircon on, the shop owner confirms that the alternator is charging normally so for the first time in 2 weeks, I left the battery cable on because I want to see whether there is still power drain-out while the car is stationary.

I do not know whether my action this morning has reset the on-board computer and cleared it of bad memory! There may still be some wiring problem but is it wasting of time and money to follow up while the faults are gone? Furthermore, I do not want to create new problems by letting the mechanic to go into wirings which must have been modified over the years, by the previous owner, before I took over the car in the Year 2005.

Your valuable comments would be very much appreciated!
I think by removing the fuses you reset all the "low voltage" fault codes and thus reset the system but feel the fault may still be there. There is no harm in trying it for some time to see if the fault shows again.

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post #52 of 71 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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I think by removing the fuses you reset all the "low voltage" fault codes and thus reset the system but feel the fault may still be there. There is no harm in trying it for some time to see if the fault shows again.
Dear Eric,

Thank you very much...you have been a great help! I will enjoy driving the van until I feel that it does require attention!!

Rgds, Henry Hsu
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Dear Eric,

Thank you very much...you have been a great help! I will enjoy driving the van until I feel that it does require attention!!

Rgds, Henry Hsu
Dear Eric,

Five months without problem.

I drove the van for a short distance two days ago but tonight, the dashboard is totally dark. Is it possible that the battery is due to be replaced? I never encounter a total draw-down so shall appreciate for your kind hints!

Rgds, Henry Hsu
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I think by removing the fuses you reset all the "low voltage" fault codes and thus reset the system but feel the fault may still be there. There is no harm in trying it for some time to see if the fault shows again.
Dear Eric,

Five months without problem.

I drove the van for a short distance two days ago but tonight, the dashboard is totally dark. Is it possible that the battery is due to be replaced? I never encounter a total draw-down so shall appreciate for your kind hints!

Rgds, Henry Hsu
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Dear Eric,

Five months without problem.

I drove the van for a short distance two days ago but tonight, the dashboard is totally dark. Is it possible that the battery is due to be replaced? I never encounter a total draw-down so shall appreciate for your kind hints!

Rgds, Henry Hsu
Even though I did not receive any response, I like to share with every one the possible cause:

I was told that if the car is not locked for an extended period, the battery will be drained. The car was in a workshop for half a day and it is possible that I did not lock the car during the night, after collecting it from the workshop!

Just a hint to some one who does not know what was wrong....do not waste the battery which can be recharged.
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Even though I did not receive any response, I like to share with every one the possible cause:

I was told that if the car is not locked for an extended period, the battery will be drained. The car was in a workshop for half a day and it is possible that I did not lock the car during the night, after collecting it from the workshop!

Just a hint to some one who does not know what was wrong....do not waste the battery which can be recharged.
Wrong answer, try again.

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Wrong answer, try again.
Hi Eric,

Coming from you. I believe that I have been believing in some wrong information. The car was subsequently checked for electrical leakage and nothing was found! The battery was recharged and I have not encountered any problem since then. Any way, I am watching the issue carefully.....

To all of the others: Do not take my earlier hint serious because it has been rebuked by an expert!
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Hi Eric,

Coming from you. I believe that I have been believing in some wrong information. The car was subsequently checked for electrical leakage and nothing was found! The battery was recharged and I have not encountered any problem since then. Any way, I am watching the issue carefully.....

To all of the others: Do not take my earlier hint serious because it has been rebuked by an expert!
Henry, even if the car is not locked it would still go to sleep until a door was opened again so this is not the answer. Yes you should continue to monitor this situation and keep us updated.

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Henry, even if the car is not locked it would still go to sleep until a door was opened again so this is not the answer. Yes you should continue to monitor this situation and keep us updated.
Thanks! I will do just that!!
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And the rest of the consumers;
I have been absent from the forum, for quite some time.

I have noted that under the hood, there are 3 relays on top of the main fan. One of the relays is attached with a fuse so please tell me if this fuse is blown, what is not working.
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