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The £250 Zafira B - Yey electrical issues! Fixed!

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#511 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:22 AM

Hi mate, I work for vauxhall, this sound like you have have a broken wire in the wiring between the B post and the door. If you open front door you can get in and release the wiring plug from the rear door, pull the rubber back and you will see the wires snapped or exposed and touching.


Yep, 4 were fully snapped. About to go into town for heat shrink as I've run out and it's all getting nailed back together
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:56 AM

This got fixed yesterday, handily* I suddenly felt like shit Thursday lunchtime and threw up several times at work so got to go home... So did it yesterday morning.

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This was my 'get it working' repair

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Some suitable wire was procured

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And I chopped nearly all the wires back to inside the car bar the thick brown one and the speaker cables.

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I spent an hour performing my best soldering

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And my best heatshrinking

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And before long had the loom rebuilt. Some old cable from a dyson dc25 spinal cord was used for the thick red and brown lead as I figured 240v wire would happily take the full 12v feed, the thinner wires are signal wires I think for various systems

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I then wrapped the loom in tape


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And fed it back through the car into the door, and taped the rubber cover back on. No idea how long it'll last, should be a fair while but now I know to just pull the whole loom back through the car if it goes again, doing it again shouldn't be the end of the world. Its got to be as good as the official repair part which is just a new plug and lots of wires that need crimping onto the car loom!

I then took the chance to fix the door card, the glue has failed that sticks the card to the mounting top plate

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So I affected a seamless repair

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Job done! I had a vacuum out to clear up the mountain of stripped wire ends and such from the footwell, so spent an hour shovelling the thing out, and re set up the radio from when the speaker on that door was unplugged a year ago when this issue first started and caused the headunit to stop working!

Job jobbed (for now), I can have my Laguna back. Should probably get hold of a 25a fuse to replace the 30a one used for the central locking, although I can't imagine 5a making much difference... One day! Just need to tighten the live battery terminal back down as I couldn't find my socket set yesterday, it seems happy enough just sat on the battery terminal though, the little cover keeps it pushed down
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:49 AM

That seamless repair is a thing of beauty!


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 11:14 AM

Fully invisible! Amy hasn't noticed it yet anyway...
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:30 PM

Super work! Nice neat job too.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:47 PM

Super work! Nice neat job too.


Cheers! Don't want it catching on fire now do we...
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:04 PM

Cheers! Don't want it catching on fire now do we...

 

so do the battery connection properly then you slacker! :mrgreen:


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