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fastvelz

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    smax 2l tdci
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    2006
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  1. If your rear windscreen wiper will only move at a push, it may well be a corroded spindle. Option one is to buy a new unit. Option two is to dismantle it for some TLC and to free the mechanism. With the boot shut, prise the plastic bit off the wiper arm to expose the nut, then undo the nut With two hands grab the wiper arm and wiggle/ pull the arm off the spline. Once off put the nut back on. Unscrew the phillips screw from the tailgate hand grip and pull all of the black plastic loose and away from inside the tailgate Take the connector off and unbolt the wiper unit. Take the wiper unit to a workbench to undo all the torx screws and open it up for a clean. Take note how it goes back together! (photo, marker pen) with the nut on to protect the threat, tap the shaft out of the housing. This may well be heavily corroded, hence the wiper motor cannot turn it any longer sand the corrosion down and grease the shaft with lithium grease, as for the wiper mechanism reassemble and remount in reverse order.
  2. handbrake release

    You cannot buy the little release cable as a separate part, so the "official" option is to replace the full handbrake at considerable cost. You can do a simple repair yourself with guitar string from a music shop, which does a much better job at never ever freighing through. Choose a smooth thin string to go round the nylon wheel at the bottom of the right Handbrake arm. Unscrew the box out of the central console. (Torx screws). Next pull up the chrome trim with the cup holder off and slip the gaiter off the gearstick, starting at the cupholder end. Now prise off the chrome looking plastic around the release button and next pull out the button and mechanism. unhook the broken wire from the button and the ratchet and pull free. Feed the guitar string through the right arm and drill out the hole in the button a little more to take the round end of the guitar string. (I used a wd40 straw around the bend to avoid it rubbing to bits again). Lastly feed it round the nylon wheel and tie it to the hole in the ratchet mechanism. I used long-nosed pliers to put a series of knots in Just the plastics to be put back on in reverse order and smile at saving yourself a bomb of money. You may need to superglue the chrome surround back to hold the button in.
  3. Location of rear fog light relay?

    Try reset the bcm by pulling it's power (located under glove compartment) you will need your radio code after. May otherwise be a shorting prob
  4. New S-Max 2010 Owner - Battery Question

    Mine does this regularly. My thinking is that it measures a drop in amps when not charging. Not had a starting problem at all.
  5. 2.0 Diesel 2010 High Coolant Temp

    Sounds like a water pump issue to me: zero circulation means your coolant will start to boil eventually and the temp spikes.
  6. Offside Lights Not Working ?

    FIXED after a long and frustrating time. And simple once you know. The bcm kept tripping and running a continuity test there was clearly a short somewhere. Most of the time this happens where cables are subjected to movement, such as from the body to the tailgate. Simply prise the rubber out of the metal to inspect the loom. In my case the rear windscreen wires had melted everything. So, if you have erratic rear lights, this could be it. There is a green plug behind the lhs panel ( high up) to isolate this loom. You will however loose the option to open the tailgate if you do. Just a few hours of soldering ahead now 😁
  7. Offside Lights Not Working ?

    The rear and front sidelights are not fuse protected but controlled by the bcm (body control module) which is located under the glovebox. Pulling the supply for a minute resets the system but you will need to reinput the radio code after. The bcm "trips" whenever there is something wrong such as a short. My problem is that this is a temporary fix as the problem recurs soon after again / keeps tripping randomly. Anyone got any idea?
  8. Rear Mount Cycle Carrier For S-Max

    Hi Drkash, yes it does work but...... We bought an Italian Peruzzo carrier which is fully suspended off the tailgate by four straps. Given the thin metal bodywork I expected my tailgate to be bent after each journey with the bike rack on, but it held. I doubt you"ll get more than two on though.
  9. Smax Manual Handbrake Stuck On... Any Clues?

    Hi, I got exactly the same problem and fixed it at home for a few pence. You cannot buy the little release cable as a separate part, but a piece of " tiger tail" wire from the craft shop does the same job. Whatever wire you choose it has to be pretty thin to go round the nylon wheel at the bottom of the right HB arm. How? Unscrew the box out of the central console. (Torx screws). Next pull up the chrome trim with the cup holder and slip the gaiter off the gearstick. Now prise off the chrome looking plastic around the release button and next pull out the button and mechanism. Not much more now....unhook the broken wire from the button and the ratchet and pull free. Feed the tigertail wire through the handle and tie onto the button. (I used a wd40 straw around the bend to avoid it rubbing to bits again). Lastly feed it round the nylon wheel and tie it to the hole in the ratchet mechanism. Done. Just the plastics to be put back on in reverse order. Hope you too can benefit from this cheap workaround if you hit the same problem. Edit: after one year the tigertail wire also failed, so I now spent a full £1 on proper guitar string. The cost is mounting!!
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