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More Lost Electrons #740927
04/05/22 02:09 PM
04/05/22 02:09 PM
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Salisbury, UK
Peter J Offline OP
Formerly known as Aldermog
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After seemingly sorting out the lack of any lights at the back of the car now just the brake lights, all 3, are dead. Everything else is working.
The first date I can get it to Williams is May 27th.
I'll take the round rear cover off to see if there is anything obvious, like a loose connector block or earth, but if not then it is one of the car controllers, the one at the back.

I'm getting fed up with driving up to Williams and back... and not driving anywhere else.
A CX PlusFour suddenly seems interesting again.


But not at £82,000.... crazy3



Peter,
Power Corrupts.....
Tarka the 'Otter Mog....2014 Plus 8
Tesla Model 3 AWD.


Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740928
04/05/22 02:22 PM
04/05/22 02:22 PM
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Surrey. UK
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All part of the ownership experience. I've only done 1500 miles between MOT's in mine and paid over £4k to have some wrongs righted. Meanwhile the Tesla has done 20,000 miles and hasn't cost a penny in repairs, servicing, road tax or anything other than volts. Still glad to have the Morgan, but they're not cheap! smile


+8 4.8
Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740930
04/05/22 03:14 PM
04/05/22 03:14 PM
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I hear you Peter

Tom @Williams looked at and couldn't find fault with my headlights, which flicker off if I hit a bump. And then come back on after a moment. It's movement that does it... I've managed to hit them off and stop at traffic lights with the headlights off.

If it's not been fixed the first time I'm not confident that the next time the car's at Williams it'll be fixed, so I'll likely see if I can get the factory to look at it when it's there to have the paint put on properly.

Will


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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740934
04/05/22 03:55 PM
04/05/22 03:55 PM
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Got mine back from a factory service a couple of weeks back. Similar issue with the lights that now seems to have been fixed.


Slowly going green
Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740936
04/05/22 04:08 PM
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I thought I'd fixed my electric window issue after several months of working perfectly - starter the car a few days ago and bingo - no windows operating and all it did was sat in the garage for a week or so! swear


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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740942
04/05/22 04:53 PM
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Peter J Offline OP
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So the average cost between Morgan and Tesla is about normal?


Peter,
Power Corrupts.....
Tarka the 'Otter Mog....2014 Plus 8
Tesla Model 3 AWD.


Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740944
04/05/22 05:04 PM
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Maybe I am 100% on the wrong foot but since I have been running a small dehumidifier in the garage I have not had any electrical issues - the main one when the engine just shuts down completely. I also had intermittent bulb "failure's" which werent broken bulbs or fuses. I think, like a lot of people have pointed out, it is an issue of the earthing connections and once they get even slightly moist then all hell breaks out!
Anyway I could be wrong!
T


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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740956
04/05/22 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter J
After seemingly sorting out the lack of any lights at the back of the car now just the brake lights, all 3, are dead. Everything else is working.
The first date I can get it to Williams is May 27th.
I'll take the round rear cover off to see if there is anything obvious, like a loose connector block or earth, but if not then it is one of the car controllers, the one at the back.

I'm getting fed up with driving up to Williams and back... and not driving anywhere else.
A CX PlusFour suddenly seems interesting again.


But not at £82,000.... crazy3


Peter, you may get bored of repairs on the CX too, I know of a 6 on it's third radiator, a 4 that's had five and another waiting for its forth


Jon M
Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740960
04/05/22 05:45 PM
04/05/22 05:45 PM
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Devonshire
+8Rich Offline
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I feel your pain - this is rotten luck this time of year - good luck with the fix.


Regards Richard

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Re: More Lost Electrons [Re: Peter J] #740974
04/05/22 09:00 PM
04/05/22 09:00 PM
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East Harling, Norfolk UK
RichardV6 Offline
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Originally Posted by Peter J
After seemingly sorting out the lack of any lights at the back of the car now just the brake lights, all 3, are dead. Everything else is working.
The first date I can get it to Williams is May 27th.
I'll take the round rear cover off to see if there is anything obvious, like a loose connector block or earth, but if not then it is one of the car controllers, the one at the back.

I'm getting fed up with driving up to Williams and back... and not driving anywhere else.
A CX PlusFour suddenly seems interesting again.


But not at £82,000.... crazy3


Can only add Peter that electrical faults that "dissapear" after a bit of wire wiggling or re-make of connectors have a strong habit of re-appearing. For the most part isolating a faulty component and replacing it offers a greater likelihood of a long term fix.


Richard

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