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    Ignition off dash lights on??

    As soon as I hook up the battery the dash lights come on. Handbrake/air bag/ & some times the battery light. Fuel pump not getting power either and no spark.

    Any one any ideas?

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    Gota be a short somewhere (the main relay could be jammed on).... Or the keys are in lol

    Any sort of power source else where? Aka battery boosters will do this. If my mate leaves his battery booster on charge in the cig lighter. The engine wont die when he removes the key lol
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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Quote Originally Posted by wkdkris View Post
    Gota be a short somewhere (the main relay could be jammed on).... Or the keys are in lol

    Any sort of power source else where? Aka battery boosters will do this. If my mate leaves his battery booster on charge in the cig lighter. The engine wont die when he removes the key lol
    Main relay? There is a relay clicking every 10/15 seconds. There is nothing apart from the engine/loom/ecu etc plugged in

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Fuse 27 blew (15amp) so i swapped it with 20amp fuse and the dash lights stay on. When I remove the fuse the dash lights go out?

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Earthed wrong, switched live in wrong place or something along that lines

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Possibly an incorrect bulb in the brake lights ? Seen this before where a permanent live routes back to ignition live when you have a single filament bulb in a dual filament socket (or a dual filament bulb incorrectly fitted).
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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    So the dash lights stay out when ing off now. Then when I turn ign back on the lights I get are battery/air bag/handbrake/hazard-indicators stay solid light?. Relay still clicking. The only lights on the car are the rears and I think there all fine.

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Un hooked rear lights and when I turn ign off the hazard/indicator light has gone. So wrong bulb?

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Ign on I meant not off

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    It's earth or switched live related trust me lol

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Quote Originally Posted by scooby-KILLER View Post
    Un hooked rear lights and when I turn ign off the hazard/indicator light has gone. So wrong bulb?
    Not come across it affecting the hazzard light to be honest with you. If youi've disconnected both rear lights and it still misbehaves then it's probably not them.

    Next thing to remove is the radio - do you have an aftermarket alarm fitted as well ?
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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Are you sure its F27 ? I've got that listed for Daytime running lights for Norwegian models lol.
    It's also listed as a 10A fuse.

    The one next to it (F28) is a 15 amps fuse and covers the brake lamps, abs and hazzard warning switch.

    help with mark3 astra fuses

    Maybe remove the hazzard warning switch or relay and see what happens.
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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    It's the fuse bottom right inside the 2 big green ones and it's coloured blue so 15 amp. There is no radio. It's only 2 buckets and wiring

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Your post says about no spark, so i guess it won't start, but dash lights are permanently on.

    checked your FPR? cause FPR relay if not energised or is not operating properly can cause spark and fuel problem.

    it appears you may have connected the battery wrong way briefly and so damaged your ECU


    so please tell us if you did manage that, i.e. connected tye batt incorrectly, and I hope you didn't, and have you made sure you haven't missed any wires not connecyed to the battery including most importantly earthing wires.
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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Where do you have the switched live on LET loom going to? Either a black wire on own or one with
    A square type plug if loom hasn't been cut up before?

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Nah battery terminals have NOT been put on the wrong way.

    Have a new loom ecu & starter/charger loom on it's way so fingers crossed this works!.

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    I have the same problem after doing an engine convertion from 1.0 12v to 1.6 16v changed everything re shelled the car basicly how did you solve the problem ?????

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    i think my hazard light relay was shot and i had plug leads going from cam belt side to gearbox side in firing order instead of cam belt side to gearbox side 1-2-3-4 from the dizy lol once lead were on right way fired straight away.

    not sure if this is of any help?

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Thanks i will check as i dont know what to do anymore lol

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    i also had a switched live wrong, i had it hooked up to a per live and that was causing dash lights to be on when they shouldnt and i also had a switched live wired in that i currently have removed and left un conected and the car runs with out it

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Were about would this switch live be lol not clued up on the wiring side of things

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Switched lives are usually plain black wires, permanent lives are ususally plain red wires.
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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Ok thanks mate

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom View Post
    Switched lives are usually plain black wires, permanent lives are ususally plain red wires.
    isnt there a red (live) that has a black sheeth so apears black?

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    Re: Ignition off dash lights on??

    The live wires are black on mine

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