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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 19:31
Originally posted by chatlow chatlow wrote:

sorted - security torque bit for the win! 

Good news.. bracket is off and battery fits
Bad news... i've disrupted the wiring either before or inside the box under the seat and now the central locking doesn't work Clap

Oh dear :-(
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote T5 TDI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 20:09
Could be that you have disturbed/tweaked the famous wiring splice under the drivers seat which causes all kinds of central locking faults.  

This was mine which was in pretty good shape but it's often badly corroded or even disconnected so a small tug could have finished it off.

 
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What's the solution please T5 TDi?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chatlow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 20 at 13:14
Well... 2 nasty cuts and some very steamy windows later.. it's done!

Live junction on the loom had failed (badly). Per that link it's around 10-12 inches down the loom from the connectors. Lots of corrosion both at that junction and at the connector box. Pic here:


Thanks for posting that link and providing tips along the way, much appreciated!

Battery in place, albeit held with bungee cords for now and vented using the grommet under the seat. Central locking, windows, wipers all working. Only thing that is dead is my remote (using my spare). Hopefully a battery

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Charlie Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 20 at 13:43
Thanks for letting us know what the problem was, 
and how you've sorted it Chatlow :o)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 20 at 15:23
Originally posted by chatlow chatlow wrote:

Well... 2 nasty cuts and some very steamy windows later.. it's done!

Live junction on the loom had failed (badly). Per that link it's around 10-12 inches down the loom from the connectors. Lots of corrosion both at that junction and at the connector box. Pic here:


Thanks for posting that link and providing tips along the way, much appreciated!

Battery in place, albeit held with bungee cords for now and vented using the grommet under the seat. Central locking, windows, wipers all working. Only thing that is dead is my remote (using my spare). Hopefully a battery

Cheers 
Are you interested to learn about 
a far better way to add a leisure battery Chatlow?

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Originally posted by Charlie Dog Charlie Dog wrote:

What's the solution please T5 TDi?

Cut back and re-solder.  Chatlow's is a good example of what a bad one is like!  Often the complaint is that the doors sometimes refuse to lock or unlock and if ignored it can lead to a deadlocked passenger door (No hole for a key that side and you can't put fuel in!) 
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Thanks T5 TDi :o)
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Originally posted by Charlie Dog Charlie Dog wrote:

Thanks T5 TDi :o)

Well worth checking before 
the poo hits the prop then?
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