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Where is the fuse box

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Chrismadeley, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Chrismadeley

    Chrismadeley Copenworld Member

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    Here is a newbie question. Where is the fuse box or fuseboxes in a Copen?

    I was sitting in a car park with the engine turned off listening to the radio, when suddenly the radio cut out. I tried to start the car, but the battery seemed drained. Yet when I came back 5 minutes later everything was back to normal!!!

    I want to check if any fuses have blown. Thank you in advance
     
  2. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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  3. Number6

    Number6 Inactive User

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    Sounds like a battery problem. Check the voltage of the battery (12.6v or above means it's fully charged). If the voltage is 12.6v or higher, disconnect the battery and clean the terminals / posts
     
  4. Chrismadeley

    Chrismadeley Copenworld Member

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    Thank you for your advice everyone. I found the instructions for the fuse boxes at the back of the original owner's manual which came with the car. There is one fuse box behind the steering wheel on the right near the driver's door and a second fuse box under the bonnet. I will have a look if any of the fuses have blown. The battery is newer than the car and the battery terminals are clean, so the battery is not number one suspect at the moment!
     
  5. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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    good luck, but mostly the little battery is faulty.;)
     
  6. Number6

    Number6 Inactive User

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    How old is the battery, do you know? If over 3 years, it still might be time to change the battery
     
  7. Chrismadeley

    Chrismadeley Copenworld Member

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    The battery is five years old. I checked all the fuses today and they are OK!
     
  8. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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    I m wonder what you like to find with checking fuses..check the batterie voltage.:wasntme:
    five years for the little battery cool..some guys changes that every 2 years..

    Maybe this is interesting..

    parasitic draw somewhere Battery empty
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017
  9. Number6

    Number6 Inactive User

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    Yeah, 5 years is pushing it for a battery. Stay away from the Halfrauds batteries and get a decent Bosch
     
  10. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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    I bought mine today, managed to find the fuses by accident while trying to figure out where the fuel cap release was, thanks Google or I'd have been still sat in the garage scratching my head :D
     
  11. Chrismadeley

    Chrismadeley Copenworld Member

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    OK, it's had a new Yuasa battery and new Denso spark plugs, passed its MOT, had a full annual service and back on the road again for another year of Copen fun!
     
  12. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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