I've not been well but thought i would take the O.H and kids out.
On my way back (about 50 miles from home) the air con kept going off then coming back on again. While I'm thinking “i only had that done about a week ago” there's a loud beep in the car and i get a warning on the DIS.
The car temps then climb to almost max. So i pulled over asap and popped the bonnet expecting to see coolant everywhere but everything was dry and the coolant level was spot on. I then noticed that the fans weren't coming on so started checking all the fuses (thanks to the sh*t diag on the fuse box cover) in the fuse box and the one on top of the battery, but they where all ok.
The next step was to call the breakdown company that kept me waiting for 2 hours.
When he showed up, he said “your coolants a bit low” and fills it up to the top of the bottle (ignoring the max markings about halfway down the bottle) he then tried to get the fuse out from the box on top the the battery. The fuse was like it had been welded in but with a bit of brute force he managed to get it out, This is what it looked like:
So he put a new fuse in and all was well. He then said that the circuit board on the holder is probably fu*cked and that's what's arcing and made the fuse weld itself in.
Has anyone heard of this?
Then about 10 miles from where i over heated , i get this symbol on the dash:
So thought great now i need new pads, but when i got home i had a good look and the discs look like they have quite a big lip round the edge so it looks like ill need new discs as well