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My problems stared with flat battery then failed use of jump leads and finally instalation of new battery.
I personally think it was some sort of surge. AS the problem is intermittent I feel that no lasting damage has occured but I need to know what bit and how to re-boot to effect a repair.
No way am I disconnecting the battery again. In another part of this forum to do with sat nav I notice they recommend leaving at least 60 seconds after turning off the car before disconnecting the battery.
You MUST leave it 45 seconds before you disconnect the battery or you'll fry the nav computer. This is p!ss poor I know and they don't make it clear but there you go... French electronics for you
I wonder if its the same when the carminat is in a BMW?
Also a good idea when reconnecting the battery to have the side lights on so they eat some of the juice surge, so to speak. As well as the sat nav the trip computer has a habit of forgetting what country its in and defaulting to kmh - of course there is no way to get it back short of a new instrument panel and you don't want to know how much that costs....
Currently in bpowell555's garage:
2002 Renault Laguna II 2.2dCi Initiale, 1990 E30 325i Touring (Bavarian Tigzwerken Express)
Last edited by bpowell555; 16th April 2008 at 08:05 PM.