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May 17, 2016
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Blown a fuse trying to jump-start a German. Nothing going through to ignition. Tried all fuses that I can see off main battery.

Anything else to check on 2002 ducato?

I've got a ferry to catch!
 
May 7, 2016
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Hi. Wish I could help, sounds like a big fuse close the battery but you have already checked them. You could check the the battery terminal connections themselves. Do you halve meter for checking voltages?
 
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Hi. Wish I could help, sounds like a big fuse close the battery but you have already checked them. You could check the the battery terminal connections themselves. Do you halve meter for checking voltages?
Got a meter here but can't see any more fuses coming direct of the engine battery. I've got one online fuse and 3 fuses in a block fixed to the engine compartment just above battery.

I know I shouldn't have helped
 
Dec 24, 2014
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I'm no expert on Ducatos but as it seems pretty urgent .................could the action/interference when connecting jump leads have triggered the immobiliser (if you have one)?
 
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Jan 19, 2014
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Put the meter into DC volts and test points leading away from the battery until it goes dead 👍

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I'm no expert on Ducatos but as it seems pretty urgent .................could the action/interference when connecting jump leads have triggered the immobiliser (if you have one)?
It's got an immobiliser but I can only activate that after ignition lights come on. There's no power getting to the dash at all right now.
 
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Is there any power at the battery terminals? Then test the fuse box thing on top of the battery, then perhaps the metal loop thing under the bonnet, then internal fuse box.
 
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Is there any power at the battery terminals? Then test the fuse box thing on top of the battery, then perhaps the metal loop thing under the bonnet, then internal fuse box.
Getting a decent reading off the terminals. It's getting a contact to read from at the other places that's gonna be a problem.
 

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Have you checked the fuses with a meter as they often look OK on a visule.
Also there maybe a fuse in the fuse box that feeds the dash electronics.

For future ref if you ever do it again don't let them turn their engine over with your battery connected . Get a charge into their battery then disconnect.

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Well I'm on my way. Checked all fuses with a meter all OK. But at the back of the battery there's like a whole block connection that you can hardly see. Some connection on that was loose so I wiggled it about and heard a bit of life come back in to it.

So started and driving but it's still loosing power over bumps so I've pulled over and gonna have to see if I can reach in and tighten it.

Not sure what to take from this.... Don't ever help a German or do help a german but don't let him near your engine bay?

Just pray my clutch lasts till home now 😂
 
Dec 24, 2014
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Well I'm on my way. Checked all fuses with a meter all OK. But at the back of the battery there's like a whole block connection that you can hardly see. Some connection on that was loose so I wiggled it about and heard a bit of life come back in to it.

So started and driving but it's still loosing power over bumps so I've pulled over and gonna have to see if I can reach in and tighten it.

Not sure what to take from this.... Don't ever help a German or do help a german but don't let him near your engine bay?

Just pray my clutch lasts till home now 😂
I know the feeling. I borrowed my FIL's hedge trimmer to cut my elderly neighbour's short hedge. The motor burned out after about 5 minutes and I had to buy him a new one. :doh:
 
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What a carry on. This bit at the back of my battery is broken...

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Cutting on and off so no option but to find a garage. Phoned and first guy found a worker who spoke decent English. Said no problem and to come round.

Arrived and mysteriously no one speaks good English.

Last mile was road works diverted down a cobbled road. Engine on and off like nobody's business 😂

They're looking at it now so fingers crossed. Got a long way to go for ferry tomorrow.

Anyone know what that broken bit photo'd is?
 
Apr 22, 2018
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It’s a fuse if im Looking at the correct bit. You could just bridge it, but you will be loosing the protection of a fuse. But you do know why it blew, so that is what I would do.

Mega fuse, yours is 150 I think it reads.

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It’s a fuse if im Looking at the correct bit. You could just bridge it, but you will be loosing the protection of a fuse. But you do know why it blew, so that is what I would do.

Mega fuse, yours is 150 I think it reads.
Cheers it is indeed a 150 but they've only got a 175 so putting that in and I'll replace it when I'm home.

I dunno why I helped the guy I promised myself years ago I'd never jump start anything with this. I should have just blanked him and drove off.
 
Apr 22, 2018
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Cheers it is indeed a 150 but they've only got a 175 so putting that in and I'll replace it when I'm home.

I dunno why I helped the guy I promised myself years ago I'd never jump start anything with this. I should have just blanked him and drove off.
You did the correct thing, to help another person in trouble. It’s what I would have done.

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Apr 22, 2018
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Possibly made it worse but I can only presume that was the loose connection that was the original issue.
The main strength of the fuse, is the fuse it’s self, so possibly just the weight/pull of the wire once blown that broke the very small bits of plastic. The one at the top should also have a top and it’s missing.
 
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The leak I had in my aircon pipe is right next to where all this electrical jiggery pokey is situated so I'm wondering if that's contributed to the messy connections.

The fix is holding so far though. Got a good whack of miles down today.

Losing power in the autobahn is not something I want to repeat.
 

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Not being rude or criticising here, but for safety reasons, you need to urgently clean up the fuses and around. Overheating fuses can and have caused debris around them to catch fire

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