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post #1 of 5 Old 11-12-2009, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

We've had a 2005 Cmax for over three years now, and have been extremely happy with it.

However, today we came out to a completely flat battery, and some really wierd behaviour from the electrics after the Green Flag guy came out to start the engine. The wipers and hazard lights went on intermittently at start up and then at shut down.

We've had an electrical expert look at it. He's identified the problem as water in the fuse box. It's all cleaned up now, but how do we prevent it happening again? At the moment, it's got a plastic bag on the fuse box!

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Mark

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-12-2009, 10:18 PM
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Have you recently had it serviced?
Had a larger amount of water/rainfall than normal?
Had a new windscreen?
Had any work at all done to the car?

There are quite a few different ways water can creep in and normally the answer is yes to one of the above.....


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Hi Gepard,

The car went through a large puddle a few days ago. We had it serviced a while back, but I'm going to check the pollen filter, as that sounds like it's a common fault: http://www.cmaxownersclub.co.uk/forum/topic1135.html

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-12-2009, 11:48 PM
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Or if the windscreen has been replaced the scuttle panel by the wipers can be loose.

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This fault cropped up a couple of times at a garage where I was fitting some equipment to a car.

Behind the scuttle panel at the bottom of the windscreen, right back in the corner is a point where 3 or 4 panels join. It has been proven that quite often the seal / weld in the corner fails leaving a small hole ...... just seal it up with some silicone.

To recap ... remove wipers, remove plastic scuttle panel, standing at front of car look in far right corner ... this point is almost directly above the fuse box in the passenger footwell.

I have got the same leak in mine .... I'll try and get some photos this week

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