Electickery One

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 16:41
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I had the Electric brake controller fitted at ARB last Tuesday and finished up with a problem with the Hazard lights for the Tvan. The Hazards work on the Xtrail as normal. When connected to the Tvan. They work when the ignition is on Run /Auxiliary but not in the off position. Problem is If I am stopped and have a dead engine, I have no hazards on the Tvan. Any Ideas. Steve.

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Reply By: Bob - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 18:17

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 18:17
Take it back to ARB.
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Follow Up By: Member - esarby (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 18:51

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 18:51
I can not blame ARB for the problem. They pointed it out to me. The hazard lights should not be wired through the ignition switch as I see it. Hazard lights are on a separate circuit. they should run when you have a break down and you turn your engine off. Back to you Steve.

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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 20:54

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 20:54
I know its not likely but is there an earthing issuse in that the hazard lights only make a full circuit to ground with the ignition on? Or have polarities been reversed somewhere in the loom?
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Follow Up By: Member - esarby (NSW) - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 15:16

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 15:16
Thanx Brian. I am taking the Xtrail back to Nissan on Wednesday as it is still under warranty, they fitted the Tow Bar. Steve

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Reply By: Horacehighroller - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 22:06

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 22:06
Sounds to me as if they have used relays which are only energised once the ignition is away from off.

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Follow Up By: Member - esarby (NSW) - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 15:10

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 15:10
Thanx Peter. That is logical. What I do not understand is, why the hazards work Ok without the ignition on without the tailor. when the trailer is connected the left and right indicators are Ok but the hazards do not work unless the ignition is on aux/main. Steve...

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Follow Up By: Max - Sydney - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 18:32

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 18:32
Mate - did the trailer hazard flashers work ok before you got ARB to fit the brake controller?

If yes, see ARB and ask them to find the wiring fault.
If no, see Nissan and ask them to find the wiring fault.

You are entitled to have a legal set up after paying professionals to work on your car.

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Follow Up By: Member - esarby (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 14:12

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 14:12
Thanx Max. As I said, I am taking the Xtrail back to Nissan on Wednesday. If it is ARB's fault, I'll be taking back to them. Regards Steve............

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