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#1 DaveRushton

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:14 PM

Hey guys, so i was driving to my parents house in the country and there was a mahoosive puddle... i went through at an average speed, and when i finished my wipers didnt work, fog ligts were dead, washers were dead so were the heaters/fans windscreen heaters and rear....oh and apparantly the bonnet is open to......

I left it a day and nearly everything started to work again, just now i have no temperature readout and the red snowflake is always there.....also when i drive fast apparantly my bonnet is open :/


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

Leave it dry properly somewhere, bonnet open. Obviously sensors of some sort have been shocked.. Spray a bit of WD40 under the bonnet too.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:37 PM

It has been 2 days so far.......really annoying, wonder if ford will take a look through the warranty!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:59 PM

jeez that must of been flipping deep and i've been through some deepish ones and survived

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

wasnt that deep realy, someone else had just gone through it so it was ok!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

I went through a !Removed! deep puddle today, luckily no damage, but for the noise it made you'd of thought it ripped my wheel n wing clean off. Looked over thinking !Removed! hell what was that thinking I'd some how gone up a massive kerb when I was nowhere near it, all I saw is a wall of water high as the car.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:08 AM

It's when it gets right into the air intake and fuse box that the problems really get bad.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

Mmmmm not to sure how bad it is, alarm kept going off today annoying as hell!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:35 PM

Must of been high enough to reach your electrics in the engine bay surely. Sounds like its a slow and annoying process of just letting it dry out

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

Blow the fuse box out well with an air line, and fire a plenty of electrical contact cleaner in there as well to disperse the water......you'll be surprised how long it'll take to dry out and could cause other problems.......do the same with all the electrical connectors in the engine bay.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:24 PM

I may take it in to ford to look at, it still has warranty......got Green flag coming out atm since the alarm is going off contantly, but i think thats to do with the car saying the bonnet is open etc when driving along!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

I may take it in to ford to look at, it still has warranty......got Green flag coming out atm since the alarm is going off contantly, but i think thats to do with the car saying the bonnet is open etc when driving along!

I had a similar fault on a Mondeo, it turned out to be the bonnet alarm switch making a poor connection due to the rubber cap on the top of the switch perishing.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

Job done now, loose plug :/

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

Job done now, loose plug :/

Just spotted it in your other post. <_<

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

My dad had same problem in his c-max, it turned out to be one of the micro switches which then threw out the alarm and the bonnet indicator, fairly cheap fix though

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