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Help please!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ditsy's Driver, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Ditsy's Driver

    Ditsy's Driver Copenworld Newbie

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    I've had my Copen for almost 10 years. I'm in Scotland where there are no dealers left (that I can find). I've got a good mechanic that will actually try to fix her but there's a few outstanding issues that he can't deal with. One is the electronic key fob won't work (I'm sure you all know about the awkward placing of the internal boot opening button!) and also one of the seats won't heat any more. My mechanic says I'd have to buy a whole new seat??
     
  2. Tasman

    Tasman Copenworld Member

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    Silly question but have you changed the battery in the fob?
     
  3. Ditsy's Driver

    Ditsy's Driver Copenworld Newbie

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    Yes, twice, and re-set the car after the battery changes!
     
  4. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    Which alarm do you have ? Touch key, 2 button or 3 button remote ?
     
  5. Ditsy's Driver

    Ditsy's Driver Copenworld Newbie

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    2 button remote
     
  6. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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    The Ex-Daihatsu dealers are still able to get parts from Daihatsu ect, the 2 nearest you are pretty far away still though.


    Central Garage

    • Selkirkshire,
    • TD1 1NU
    • T: 0844 662 6719
    Border Cars Ltd
    • Dumfriesshire,
    • DG2 0LL
    • T: 0844 662 6717

    For the seat, I have no idea really on repair or what might be wrong, but if you look for copens breaking for parts on ebay you might be able to source a seat reasonably cheaply.
     
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  7. Ditsy's Driver

    Ditsy's Driver Copenworld Newbie

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    That's really helpful, thanks so much!
     
  8. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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    for the seatheater. Did you check the voltage at the connector under the seat?:wasntme: maybe a broken wire.
     
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  9. Ditsy's Driver

    Ditsy's Driver Copenworld Newbie

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    No I haven't, no idea what to look for to be honest! I'm a bit clueless Any pointers??
     
  10. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Activate the seat heater switch, then remove the electric connector from the heater and test if any voltage goes to the connector. this way you can verify the heater itself is defective and not the switch/wiring
     
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  11. Ditsy's Driver

    Ditsy's Driver Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks, will attempt that!
     
  12. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    To not forget to switch the iginition on, otherwise the car will not have power anywhere
     

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