My thoughts precisely.:thumbsup:
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16-01-2014, 10:41 AM
(This post was last modified: 16-01-2014, 10:41 AM by chrisbis.)
I have just bought a Berlingo Van Mk2 04 plate, and the battery is run down (I won't use the word flat, as that is reserved for tyres and place of dwelling! lol)
I do not know (at this time) what the radio code is, and i wondered if I can charge the battery whilst still connected to the van, removing the cells caps for venting, and therefore avoid the coding issue on the radio.
I also have a strange noise that comes from the behind the steering wheel/fuse box area, like a solenoid whacking back and forth, after I open any door.
Is this a door central locking sol opening & closing because its faulty, of something else?
The back door lock is seized and I have disconnected the link connector to the door mechanism/actuator, but I wonder whether I need put a temp link in the loom/connector to show the computer that the door is shut?
Maybe its one of the other doors actuators that is faulty?
The noise happens every time I open one of the two doors (front)
Central locking will not close at this time.
The battery post above was most helpful...thanx.
You can charge the battery in situ, don't need to go removing the cell caps for venting as it will be a sealed for life one. They can be removed but as the smart charger will not allow the battery to start fuming or overheating there's no need.
It may be a broken wire in the door jambs that is causing the locks to go awry.
16-01-2014, 05:44 PM
(This post was last modified: 16-01-2014, 05:46 PM by obdtech.)
The Noise will prob be the BSI having a hissy fit as there is not enough system voltage for it to work correctly.
Suspect the battery will be sulphated if its been left for any time in a Low State of Charge (flat
battery syndrome). Needs charging fully on a smart charger(still connected is fine) and then testing on a Midtronics capacitance electronic tester (or silimar pro kit that costs 500 quids :-( but thats why real pros test and not just guess)
I'd recommend the ring smart chargers for best performance for cost. lidl/aldi ones are good cheap ones.
p.s. radio might be VIN coded from bsi, so might be ok. Just wake the BSI up correctly if you have to play with battery connections.