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    Default Looking for an auto electrician in Melbourne

    Can anyone suggest a good auto electrician in Melbourne with a knowledge of Peugeot. My 405 has a few electrical problems - some minor, like the LCD clock does not illuminate, and some more urgent, like when I have the headlights on and put the indicators on, the brake light flashes! This could be a major problem, or it could be simple like a wire or wires not properly earthed. Not knowing much about auto electrics I don't want to be taken for a ride.
    I need an auto electrician who is reliable and trustworthy. Any suggestions?

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    Nah,

    these are very simply problems, I'm sure we can guide you through fixing them.

    LCD clock light, I don't have a 405 so I can't describe how to whip it out (if it's the same plastic as my BX you can probably reach through the holes broken in the dash ). It's a simple 50cent globe that you need to replace. It could possibly even just be a dirty connection, if so just wiggling the globe in it's holder should bring it good again.

    The rear lights sound like a simple earth point problem. If you drop the light clusters down you'll probably find a bolt with wires to it on the cars body (someone will give you the exact location). Simply clean this wire, and tidy up the connection to the body.

    Give it a bash, after all, nothing lost if you can't fix it, but many $$$$ saved if you do

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    Oui Oui.
    In fact if you don't have a go at fixing the rear earth problem I will be disappointed. It's easy. Make sure the earth is clean, all the connections are clean and rust free and tight, and give it a bit of vaseline to go on with (if you can spare it).
    Make sure water is not getting in either.

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    On my girlfriends 405 these probs didn't go away until I put in an extra earth wire from the taillight assembly earth plate to a good earth on the body which is just another way of doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick
    Oui Oui.
    In fact if you don't have a go at fixing the rear earth problem I will be disappointed. It's easy. Make sure the earth is clean, all the connections are clean and rust free and tight, and give it a bit of vaseline to go on with (if you can spare it).
    Make sure water is not getting in either.
    Thanks for the advice Warwick, I will have a go at fixing it myself so that I don't disappoint you and fellow AF-ers. I'm not sure what you mean when you say 'use a bit of vaseline, if I can spare it'. I can't imagine I would have to apply much vaseline to the connectors. Or do I sound like the type of person who would have another, greater need for that particular petroleum-based product.
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