Hi guys from sunny Slovakia where the beer is cheap, the girls are gorgeous, road-tax is non-existent and the pot-holes go to Australia : )
Am new to the site and am hoping someone can help me with some electrical problems that are driving me insane !
1. Key-fob operation of central-locking is intermittent. Sometimes doesn't work at all. Battery in fob is new. Fob : plain black rectangular with one black push-button plus red led. Make : SIKURA. I believe that the previous owner fitted new SIKURA alarm and SPYBALL immobiliser.
2. Sometimes engine won't start at all when warm. Doesn't even turn over. Completely dead for approx. 1/2 hour then starts. Starts from cold no problem.
3. On-board computer digital read-out gradually faded over time. Now non-existent. However, have recently found that if I gently tap the top of it with my finger, read-out lights up and becomes visible.
4. OBC dashboard lcd controlled by stalk not functioning any more either. When I push stalk I get no response. However, when I turn ignition on, I get initial read-out re : service interval indicator. Odometer read-out on left works though.
Have fitted new battery. Makes no difference. Have had this car for several years and these problems only started in the past two years or so. Don't know if these problems are inter-connected or independent of each other. Also, am considering buying diagnostic scanner tool. Can anyone recommend the correct one for my motor, please ? Would Carsoft 6.5 be suitable ? And finally, would it be compatible with an Apple lap-top ?
Any help, advice or links would be much appreciated.