Y Reg Ka - Locking
Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:49 AM
Two main ones I noticed on the way home, need a little advice.
Firstly the car seems to want to lock it's self all the time. When trying to unlock the car from the outside we have to hold the key turned to the left in order to open the door. When the door is open we can hear the locking mechanism constantly trying to lock the door and clicking, when closing the door it automatically locks back. Basically if we close the door when the keys are in the car we are screwed! Same issue when opening the door from the inside, thankfully pulling the door handle unlocks it. Apparently this was all fine when she bought it, I did not see as I was sorting out insurance as she was shown the car.
Second issue being when we first started the car the radio was fine. Bought the car. Popped to the shops in my car while we got supplies. When we went to drive off we got no signal on the radio, no stations were picked up at all.
Any advice welcomed.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:48 PM
Water in the lock solenoids is a common cause of self locking.
I used to get it on a MK1 Focus and generally carried a spare key in case.
Water gets past the window bottom rubber seals which get stiff after a while and don't seal properly.
Reference the radio, likely solutions are either the aerial connection has come off the back of the radio or the aerial connection in the roof has corroded or come loose, both will cause loss of signal.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:38 AM
Hopefully it can be sorted before the lovely winter downpours.
As for the radio, I'll have a look over the weekend. Cheers.
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