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Offline RS2KPete

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Sparks & shocks
« on: July 29, 2008, 12:31:45 PM »
yes that is right on my sons RS2000 Mk5 you can get a shock from the
ignition switch? he has had a ticking noise in the car for some time so on investigating this we find sparks are being generated in the steering colum it's a good stregnth blue spark it jumps from the colum to the mouning brachet & it bites you,it will happen @ slight revs above tick over, any one had this before    

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 19:19:59 PM »
this problem could be difficult to trace. it could be static electricity or a very bad earth somewhere in the car.

i would clean all earth points in the car (under the dash) and to the engine and battery to start whit.

greetz paul.

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greetz Paul.

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Sparks & shocks
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 23:05:43 PM »
Drop the fuse box and check for water in there, there's a drain on the bulkhead right over the fuse box, scrapped many a Mk5 cos of water in the FB


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