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Dead electrics

Hi there just asking in case anyone has come across this problem.
Motor home (fiat ducato pilot) not starting ,changed the battery over still no power.strangely headlights were on at first although controls were off in cab.now nothing .
Advise us to have it towed from storage yard to garage to have experts look at it ,this will be a 3week wait.Any advise appreciated ,thank you in advance .
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when you say you've changed the battery over, is the "new" one definitely fully charged? Sounds like dead battery, or near dead. Lights would probably work, but not enough to turn the engine over. Are you in AA/ RAc or other breakdown service? If you are, call them out. If you aren't, call them out & join!

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I agree wit Mike, sounds like a dead battery. Likely not recoverable if it's been fully discharged. AA, mechanic or knowledgable friend. It's not difficult to diagnose and fix.

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At a guess. Behind the engine battery position are a couple of inline heavy duty fuses. Check those. Plus beside the battery under one of the front seats is another inline fuse. All these fuses are quite heavy duty about 30 amps. Check them.

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Have a similar problem on Trident camper inherited so we are complete novices.
Main battery has 12V+, Aux battery flat, no power to dashboard/ignition.
Main fuses and battery connections seem OK.
Two relays under bonnet that I think are maybe split charging 0-728-12 and MT20 flasher.
Does anyone have any tips or access to ignition wiring diagram ?

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Hi Mike and welcome to the forum.

I'm not your go-to guy for electrics (haha) but there's lots of expertise on here n someone will be along to help soon.
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when you say you've changed the battery over, is the "new" one definitely fully charged? Sounds like dead battery, or near dead. Lights would probably work, but not enough to turn the engine over. Are you in AA/ RAc or other breakdown service? If you are, call them out. If you aren't, call them out & join!

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Sounds like battery dead, try jump leads from another vehicle with its engine running. If still not a thing it could be immobiliser has been activated. How old is the MH?

Check your battery connections are tight - negative needs checking at both ends of can.

Try those things, then come back and tell us what, if anything, happened please.

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The Trident is W reg 2000
It is the original battery that shows 12.5V but no sign of any power at all, including the hazard lights.
I did not realise it had an immobilizer, but this seems the likely problem.
I have now found an Avital 820021 2 button vehicle car engine starter keyfob, but dont know the type of unit or how to reset this.
There looks like a LED and small pushbutton fitted in the dash. All the info I see online is for three button fobs and start with the LED flashing, but like the rest this light is dead.
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I recently had flat battery problems after the van had been in for repair and disconnected for 8 weeks.
Maybe you need to do what I did, connect to the mains to recharge the batteries.
Both Vehicle and leisure batteries were flat in my van, after a good charge (4 full days), they came up again, hopefully mine are now fully charged and I hope to have no more trouble.

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