Need some advice guys.
I was installing an alarm system with glass break and tilt sensor with a 1 mile pager system.
I'm pretty good with electronics so i know i can do it.
Trying to find the right place to put it i ended up selecting the empty space under the radio unit.
Managed to get the dash apart and radio out.
Now at this point i thought *hey why don't i just take a feed from the radio live*
(as most radios have 2 lives, a 12v permanent and an 12v ignition) to save me from running a cable into the engine bay, the alarm doesn't draw that much.
So i get my multimeter out and try to find the +12v feed.
I measure one of the cables and the mirrors fold in (i have the mirror mod)
Bit strange i think, as the car is still unlocked.
So now, with the key out the mirrors stay folded in. The mirror button doesn't work, the central locking on the arm rest doesn't work.
When you first put the key in the dials don't light up and on the first click nothing comes on the dash.
Radio wont turn on. Satnav and a/c screen stay off but ac/heaters work from the buttons.
With the key in the ignition, the central locking is fine, mirror work as they should. And the dash works.
Radio still wont turn on. Satnav and a/c screen stay off but ac/heaters work from the buttons.
Car starts fine, the only thing different on start up is the red immobiliser led comes on for 2-3 seconds then goes off.
The only thing from a search on here that i can find simlar is this thread:
Which refers the MICU but it turned out to be a fuse under the bonnet. I'm going to check under the bonnet when its light tomorrow.
I have checked some of the fuses in the car: Radio, central locking... there all fine.
Anyone else heard of anything like this, or know which fuse under the bonnet has something to do with all of the above?