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post #116 of (permalink) Old 5th July 2007
Anthony Smith
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Originally Posted by fireball scenic View Post
Anthony - Perhaps you're right about there being dust / grease that is providing an electrical path?? I've asked Renault to explain this fully to me!

The feed wire that is permanently live is the red one, apparently Renault have used that colour coding system for years, it's the same coding throughout the vehicle.

To get the switch out is relatively easy, take a flat bladed screwdriver around 3-4mm wide, insert under the rim of the switch, directly under where the 0 mark on the switch is for the off position and lever gently (It might resist a bit but will pop out with a little encouragement). Pull the ISO plug by levering the retaining clip slightly and check all of the contacts very carefully.

I'm not even sure a fuse will protect the connector from melting because arcing issues do not produce short-circuit currents but an appropriately sized local fuse & holder would probably be better than the large one in the fuse panel.
What I might do is cut the wire near to the switch and put a Waterproof fuse holder from Maplins just in the door if the wiring is easy to get to if not, I've had a bit of a tug at the wireing where it goes from the door into the car, if I can find the right wire I may put the fuse there so it's near the main fuse box. The main thing is, that it looks like the mirror adjustment is not fuse protected
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