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  1. Contrary to a YouTube video, you can get to the fuse without removing the glove box door, trim underneath or cutting a cable tie. Once you've taken out the two bolts holding the fusebox in place, there is just a couple of clips to push to get it out. You can then spin it 180 degrees to see the back side of it. I'd recommend the long nose pliers at this point to remove the fuse, it's almost covered by a wiring loom that is cable tied but you can move it to the side just enough to pull the fuse out and put in the replacement. I hope this helps others who may encounter this issue.
  2. Hi all. I can confirm that it was indeed fuse 63 (thankfully) and I can also confirm that it is a bit of a pain to get to, but with the help of a pair of long nose pliers, I was able to do the job in about 15 minutes. I can now use my rear doors again. 🙂
  3. UPDATE. I've not had chance to check the fuse yet as it'll likely take a bit of time to do. I have seen elsewhere that the Siemens control box in the drivers footwell could be the culprit. When I press the fob buttons I can hear clicks from the unit. It has five plugs into it. Unplugging the first one kills the interior lights and footwell lights. Plugging it back in made the unit click again which makes me think it is the fuse. I didn't want to unplug the rest in case something bad happened, I need the car for work tomorrow. I'll have a go at getting to the fuse when I get home tomorrow.
  4. Hi all. The central locking on my car suddenly stopped working last night. None of the buttons on the key fob work, neither does the boot button. First thing I did was replace the fob battery but still no joy. My biggest problem right now is that the rear doors are deadlocked and I can't open them. Is this most likely the fuse then? I know it's located on the rear of the fuse box which looks like a pain to get to. I could remove fuse 34 as that's for the power sunroof which I don't have and replace the (hopefully) blown one. Has anyone here had the same issue, and if so, how easy or hard is it to get to? Thanks.
  5. For what it's worth, the only time I've experienced this was with my old 1968 Mark 1 Escort. It did it whether hot or cold. It could be solenoid or starter, or even both, however unlikely. I replaced the solenoid, but it continued. I replaced the starter motor which sorted it, due to missing teeth on the old one. I had to bump start the car on a few occasions beforehand. It would lock as well. The starter would lock onto the flywheel, and I'd have to rock it free, which is harder than it sounds, and can potentially lose even more teeth. I've done the screwdriver across the solenoid and everything. However, that was a car that's almost my age 😂 Wish I still had it.
  6. Lucky mate. Keyless is scary though.
  7. I did this once. Fortunately for me, I'd already opened the rest of the car first. Now I always check that I have the key on me before closing the boot.
  8. I have a knocking coming from the left front of my car. It only happens at around 20 to 30 mph. My car passed it's MOT in November, and no mention of worn bushes etc. I only get this around our estate at low speeds, the car is fine on main roads, dual carriage way etc. Anyone know what it could be?
  9. Thanks Ian, much appreciated.
  10. Hey guys. I've been having a look into this tonight as I have seen it mentioned many times on here. I have a couple of questions if anyone could help? Which is the best app to download and which OBD adapter would be the best to go for? I've had a look around and the prices range from five quid right up to ninety. I can only image the cheap ones are pretty useless? Thanks in advance.
  11. My car is listed as Green. It must be green at it's very lightest. Some say it's light blue.
  12. I don't know all of the differences between a mk 1 and a mk 1.5, but my car feels solid in every way. I've owned a 51 plate Punto, now that was tinny. My car feels anything but.
  13. Sounds like wheel bearings to me. I had the same thing many years ago on a Renault 18. The faster you go the louder it is.
  14. Definitely sounds like fuel pump. Fuel air and spark. If any one is missing, no go.