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Good day,

I have a 2012 Twingo and for one week an electrical problem.

  • Remote locking system is not working
  • Blinkers not working
  • Windshield wipers not working
  • And most important, engine not starting
What does work with keys in ignition:
  • Car radio
  • Headlights
Sometimes suddenly everything is working and the car is starting but 5 minutes later back to the same problems.

We tried:
  • Battery check
  • Battery wire check
  • Ignition keyhole cleaning spray
I did see other topics on this forum with the same problem but never the solution.

Thanks,
Vincent
 

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Have you checked the main earths for corrosion. A good positive is no good without an equally good earth return.
Quick check, take one good jump lead, connect one end to a good clean part of the engine as close to the starter motor as safely possible, and the other to the battery negative post.
If the car starts without issue you will then need to clean or replace the main earths.
Hope this helps.
 

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Dear Andrew,

Thanks that worked! It was the main earth going to the body. After driving a few miles the bobine (coil) went down. Now all fixed.

Regards,
Vincent
 

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Hi Galsvi

Glad to be of help.
Its worth checking in on the forum occasionally, amazing what you can pick up.
I'd love to take credit for that, unfortunately I am just passing on a tip I got off one of the other members a few years ago.

Happy motoring. (y) :)
 
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