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Electrical intermittant problem

Air bag light has come on also when driving the door open light comes on.The car then runs badly (lack of power and juddering) a noise like a relay clicking can be heard. HELP! PLEASE.

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  • leesp65 Feb 27, 2009

    sorted IT WAS THE COIL

  • leesp65 Feb 27, 2009

    no problem many thanks for your help

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Sounds like a bad earth in fuse box ,but iam no doubt wrong it could be wires in the pillars or something stupid. Try running a earth wire to fuel pump relay in the fuse boa ,front row first on the right ,two big terminals and two smaller one use a light to find feed and earth the other side (small terminals)

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Feb 27, 2009

    said i could be wrong and i was,cant beat having car in front of you sorry about the bum steer

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