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15-10-2020 17:22
jiwawa
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Originally Posted by sheds View Post
So with his call out and hours I would guess that the total cost of this "bent pin" is around 500 plus the cost of a second MOT. At least the problem is solved
Oh dear! Concentrate on the last sentence rather than the 1st!
15-10-2020 16:30
sheds My auto-electrician came back today and traced the wiring. He found a problem with the connector to the Body Control Module. It had a pin bent so contact was not being made. I have no idea how this could have happened as nothing has been done that would have resulted in the connector being touched in the last year. Anyway long story short - he didn't have a replacement connector to wire in so he "unbent" the pin, reconnected and all is normal again. So with his call out and hours I would guess that the total cost of this "bent pin" is around 500 plus the cost of a second MOT. At least the problem is solved
14-10-2020 18:47
Cherekee Hi

You may also be lucky like me in that when I put it all back every thing worked fine. Good luck.

Alan
14-10-2020 17:29
sheds Hi Alan - I discovered that they did have a job query link which I used to find out that my cluster had been tested so I rang to find that my instrument cluster is perfect with no faults showing up when attached to a CAN Bus simulation test. So now all I know is that I could have a fault somewhere on my CAN bus or with one of the contributing nodes - except the instrument cluster. So more money out of the door and now its back to the auto-electrician to dig a bit deeper and actually look at wiring. Oh fopr a manual that would let me see the routing of the CAN bus wiring so I could at least check for obvious problems. So far i'm at 250 with no idea of a solution. What is the point of fitting these flimsy communications systems without building is methods of detecting breaks in the circuit.........
10-10-2020 17:16
Cherekee
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Auto electrician managed to coax a lot more information from my system and as a result I sent the instrument panel to BBA-Reman for detailed analysis and repair, so thats another 300 spent with no absolute certainty of a fix. Looks like I'll now have to pay for an MOT retest. Suddenly with my first grand child making an appearance yesterday, the van might have provided a way that we could visit our daughter while maintaining social distancing rules. I'll update when I hear from BBA-Reman. I have to say that giving customers feedback and status updates is not a criteria where I would rate this company highly.........
You should have used the firm I used. They were excellent and lot cheaper to by the looks of your quote. I think it was about 100 for mine. 170 for rebuild.

Alan
10-10-2020 14:54
Pudsey_Bear Good luck Sheds, it is terrible living with these modern vehicles when a silly sensor or even less can leave you stranded, if they have all this bloody tech why can they not have self diagnosis built in, mind you that would probably go tits up too.
10-10-2020 11:33
sheds Auto electrician managed to coax a lot more information from my system and as a result I sent the instrument panel to BBA-Reman for detailed analysis and repair, so thats another 300 spent with no absolute certainty of a fix. Looks like I'll now have to pay for an MOT retest. Suddenly with my first grand child making an appearance yesterday, the van might have provided a way that we could visit our daughter while maintaining social distancing rules. I'll update when I hear from BBA-Reman. I have to say that giving customers feedback and status updates is not a criteria where I would rate this company highly.........
02-10-2020 17:36
sheds They recommended a firm called AirBagman who after much wrestling, managed to get a communication with the various components using Fiat diagnostic software. He couldn't be more definite than a likely communication issue over the CAN (some kind of comms bus that links the various components) so he has escalated me to an auto electrics man to track where the wiring fault lies so we can debug it. Having seen the price of recon/service of the ABS unit I'm pinning hope on this next expert in the food chain. Shame because the van drives like it's new and the brakes are really good! No MOT is a problem as mine ran out of its COVID grace period
01-10-2020 23:34
jiwawa Would the MOT folk have logged the error code?
01-10-2020 17:35
tugboat I'm glad I have an old van. As long as I shove a few logs in the boiler, it just seems to go.
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