[font="Arial"][/font]First post here so hello to everyone
My wife has just bought her first car a 1999 Ford Ka. It’s a great little runner and has a full service history. However she has just realised this morning that the central locking doesn’t work. If you unlock the driver’s side you have to open the passenger side using the inside handle. And the when you need to lock it you have to lock the drivers side with the key and then walk round and lock the passenger side.
I also noticed the rear windscreen heater wasn’t working and after looking through the handbook worked out they both had the same fuse so thought it might be that. A quick look in the fuse box and discovered there was no fuse there. So I put a fuse in and as soon as I did there was a ‘whirring’ noise from the drivers side lock. Now when you try and lock the car the lock is just makes a whirring sound and doesn’t lock. I have taken the fuse back out so she can still lock it.
Obviously with this been her first car she has had to pay a bomb fore the insurance and with only been a student at the moment funds are a bit short so she can’t really afford for a garage if it is going to me something major to fix.
Is there anything else I could look at to fix it or is it best to take it to a garage and hope it’s not to expensive to fix?
Thanks very much