Auto electrician?
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By addo
  • 1 Post By 68 404

Thread: Auto electrician?

  1. #1
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    22

    Default Auto electrician?

    Morning, can anyone recommend a good mobile auto electrician with experience in 205s? I managed to burn something out last night and it's time to bite the bullet and bend over. Thanks.

    Advertisement

  2. #2
    Contented Peugeot Driver addo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Don't remind me!
    Posts
    16,609

    Default

    A tyre?

    What are the symptoms?

  3. #3
    Now go make me a sandwich Hotrodelectric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Posts
    3,543

    Default

    I'm mobile, but the service call charge for you is a doozy.
    The measure of your character isn't what you do when people are watching- it's what you do when they aren't watching.

  4. #4
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    22

    Default

    haha might be worth the air fare if you're shit hot at electrics! there's some mystery wiring i think that's left over from an immobiliser that was removed before I bought the car. While trying to work out why a headlight was only getting 7 volts, I noticed a relay with the middle pin connection off. Decided to take a risk and connected it. Didn't affect the headlight and seemed to do nothing, so started driving home. 2km down the road i saw a puff of smoke from the bonnet, pulled over and stopped. Smoke rising from lower down somewhere, no flames thank fk. disconnected the relay again, but then car wouldn't start. Starter motor not kicking in, so im thinking ive cooked that somehow, or melted a wire.

    I've been in touch with Ace Electrician. Anyone know if any good?

  5. #5
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    22

    Default

    oh and when the relay was connected, the engine had a different sound. Bit of a loud whirring noise as though it had a supercharger.

  6. #6
    Contented Peugeot Driver addo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Don't remind me!
    Posts
    16,609

    Default

    It was probably a starter solenoid "helper" relay. That whining noise was your alternator straining its guts out.
    68 404 and TrinityJayOne like this.

  7. #7
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    22

    Default


  8. #8
    IWS
    IWS is offline
    1000+ Posts IWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Hawthorn East, Vic.
    Posts
    1,321

    Default

    T&J auto electrical in Hawthorn.

    They are mobile, and they have a lot of experience with French cars.

    Based on my experience I have found them to be very good.

    Ian.

  9. #9
    Now go make me a sandwich Hotrodelectric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    San Diego, California, USA
    Posts
    3,543

    Default

    haha might be worth the air fare if you're shit hot at electrics!
    Awwwww, you're just so cute, I wanna pinch your cheek!

    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    It was probably a starter solenoid "helper" relay. That whining noise was your alternator straining its guts out.
    Aye. That, or his starter singing the final goodbye if the solenoid decided to stick. Either way, I would be stripping out anything that wasn't Peugeot and junking it, check just how far the melty badness goes (he WILL find some) and repair that, and check components. Forget the helper relay- strip it out and junk it. Get to the root cause of why it's needed, and fix that.

    From what little I've seen, the 205 isn't a complicated car. It doesn't require a lot of complicated voodoo.
    The measure of your character isn't what you do when people are watching- it's what you do when they aren't watching.

  10. #10
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Had Colin from T&J Auto out, 5 mins later, confirmed a dead starter motor from that relay i plugged in. Off to the garage for a new starter motor. Unfortunately it looks like inlet manifold off to get to it..

  11. #11
    1000+ Posts Andrew Ch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Posts
    1,382

    Default

    Don't have to remove inlet manifold to replace here is a link....

    http://forum.205gtidrivers.com/index...=&fromsearch=1

    Also replace with a newer smaller starter motor instead of a big clunker like the original was.

  12. #12
    Veni Vidi Posti 68 404's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Rome
    Posts
    2,660

    Default

    You had to go and let the smoke out, didn't you?



    Dave
    kelpiebat likes this.
    2008 Renault Laguna 2.0 dCi break
    ​1997 BMW K1200RS

    IR655
    (George Bush Snr): "I'll never apologize for the United States of America. Ever, I don't care what the facts are."


  13. #13
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Yep paid a bit more for a new starter. All done now, and the dim headlight. Bad earth. T&J Auto did a neat job.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •