03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - madatmegane

I tried to do a good deed and allowed to jumpstart their car via my megane 1.9DCI 2003
I dont know al ot about cars, but he connected the correct cables but think one of the cables was not touching the terminal- but instead that little pack that fits ontop of the battery & has wires and metal. He reved his car and mine cut out and came out and displayed a msg 'electrical fault'.
I had to have the car towed home. It is completely dead but lights, cd player, locks all work fine (although a message also at the time stated auto lights fault.
I do not have the cash to take the car to the main dealers and have been told renaults can only be fixed at main dealers.
I am well stressed and have no car.

What could be wrong and what are my options?
any help is appreciated :0(


moved over from Discussion and your duplicated post here deleted.

Edited by Pugugly on 11/04/2008 at 22:31

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03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - madatmegane
hey thanks soooooo much for all the advice ur right, he was trying to rip me off , seemed so genuine though :-( ! had another mechanic come over just now, ran a diagnostic and apparently it was a 30 conecting fuse or something on the battery pack!
charged £45 for the lot (including coming out) and sorted it.
:-)

im sooo relieved
morale of the story- dnt get a french car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - Xileno {P}
Check fuses first.
03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - Screwloose
mad at

On the battery terminal itself is a block of 3 main fuses - some are 400 amp rated.

One of those may well have gone - a quick probe with test-lamp or meter may reveal all.

Edited by Screwloose on 11/04/2008 at 22:45

03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - elekie&a/c doctor
I think you will find that the main battery power lead (thick red cable)incorporates a fusible link where it attaches to the battery.It is usually located under a plastic shroud which has to be broken open for inspection.It is possibly repairable but only available from Renault with the main battery cable.hth
03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - madatmegane
I know nothing about cars (female lol) apart from driving! i had some have a look at it and he said he will have to take it in it will probably be the ECU and looking at £1000 ish? trying to get a second opinion. He said not possible to run a diagnostic- (don't see why cos power running through to CD player, lights etc but don't know if this is true or not?

any opinions? should i give him the car?


Text type talk replaced with proper words

Edited by Pugugly on 13/04/2008 at 20:07

03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - Screwloose
mad at

Anyone that says it's the ECU before doing any sensible testing is a shark - avoid.

As already said; this could just be one of the main fuses in the battery terminal blown. It's quite common on these.
03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - madatmegane
hey thanks soooooo much for all the advice ur right, he was trying to rip me off , seemed so genuine though :-( ! had another mechanic come over just now, ran a diagnostic and apparently it was a 30 conecting fuse or something on the battery pack!
charged £45 for the lot (including coming out) and sorted it.
:-)

im sooo relieved
morale of the story- dnt get a french car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - Railroad.
morale of the story- don't get a french car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Don't worry I won't. I've seen enough of them to know that they're nothing but trouble......
03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - Screwloose
Michelle

Glad to hear it was something simple. There is a 30 amp fuse in there and obviously it's allergic to jump-starts.....

The French should stick to bicyclettes; they've just no idea when it comes to electrics.....
03 1.9 dci electrical fault after jump-start. - zookeeper
The French should stick to bicyclettes; they've just no idea when it comes to electrics.....



I think monseur Ampere would disagree

Edited by Pugugly on 14/04/2008 at 10:07

 

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