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#16 Brigante

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Very true. Always good having a car that can self repair itself nomatter how bad you crash it.

Just don't !Removed! her off or she'll mow you down or kill you with carbon monoxide poisening.

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#17 Stoney871

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

As long as you don't fit fuzzy dice you should be ok.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

just spent 15mins finding this thread because i knew id seen it, but didnt read it at the time! haha


i had this yesterday. did you sort the problem out? iv had the car through floods before, so how could it get wet in the small amount of water there was?


..it went crazy during the day. i took it straight to where i bought it and he had the relays out and some how it was still going! but all dry under there and there was no fault codes. and when pushing the relay in you could hear it clicking every second or so as it engaged.

i thought after an hour of drying at had dried as it was fine when i parked up, but noticed when i came home at about 3am that the wipers were about half way up! :unsure:

any advice?
..scared to try anything myself as if it is possessed the bonnet may slam shut on me!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

I suggest a can of wd40 sprayed liberally around electrics (particularly alternator) some electrics are so low on car that water ingress can back power system and do strange things with ignition off! when you turn on you will put 12 volts where it is supposed to be and problems seem to disappear, when ignition is off small voltages creep through alternator charge light cicuit and back power all sorts of things

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

wd40 was the answer! :D

the box seemed perfectly sealed apart from one seperate red wire which wasnt inside of the main circle going into the fuse box. it looks after market really

is there a red wire thats seperate? ..the only possible aftermarket thing i see on the car in rear footwell blowers which are under front seats (i assume these are aftermarket as they has RS logos on them)
or are they standard?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Without a doubt it will be the gem module which is the fuse box under the glove box inside the car we have changed dozens of them.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Just been reading the thread, and I've had exactly the same thing happen to me tonight.

Due to the wet weather, I've driven through some flooded roads.

My apologies for sounding slightly thick, but what exactly do I need to do to the gem module? What is a gem module? And how do you change them?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Without a doubt it will be the gem module that has water ingress. Which is the fuse box under the glove box

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