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aint had a radio in my car since i got it so all the wires were dangling, dricing along today and the aerial wire fell down and hit the heated screen switch, then my dash died. no fuel gauge or temp working, stopped and looked in the fuse box and sure enough the heated screen fuse had melted (no 20) and also no 8 was popped. now when i turn my ignition on i get no lights at all, and when i start the car the battery light stays on. anyone help me? is there a fuse for the dash lights at all?
 
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I think the dash fuse, powers the cigeratte lighter, interior light and radio iirc. The battery light will stay on if the aux belt has snapped, it might be a long shot in your case, but worth a check. I cant remember what no.8 powers, but if you want to check, that thats the fuse that powers the dash, take the fuse out, strip some wire down, and wrap it around the 2 prongs on the fuse then put it back in and try it, the wire will act as the fillament that has popped in the fuse. Hope this has helped mate!
 
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First off, check all the fuses. Once you have found and replaced the blown fuse that protects the dashboard clock set, I can almost guarantee that with the engine running, your battery light will go out. :nod:

If you have a phase 2 Astra (late M onwards) the dashboard is protected by fuse 19. Fuse 19 also protects the tail lamps (driver's side), number plate light and the radio.

Also check fuse 7. This protects the electric/ heated mirrors(*) control indicators, switch symbol lights, fuel + temp guages, glove box light, clock and information display.

Also check fuse 24. This protects the courtesy + boot light, hazard warning lights, horn, clock, radio and trip computer (*)

The (*) represents optional equipment. The above info has come directly from the owner's handbook.

Do not bridge a blown fuse with a piece of wire, use a new fuse. A fuse is designed to blow when the current flowing through it exceeds the amount stated, eg 20 amp. A piece of wire may not blow in the event of a short circuit. If you are lucky, the wire might act in the same way as a fuse. If you are unlucky, your wiring loom or worst case, your car, may catch fire. :o Take it from me, it does happen!

Hope this helps and you get it sorted out buddy
 
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fuse 7 it will most likely be as i did something similar to this the other day, i was repairing the recirculate button with the lights for it on so i could see what i was doing....FAIL! accidently touched a screw driver to the back of the light and BANG! same problem with the batterly light staying on, the handbrake light really dim and no other lights comming on, the rev counter didn't work either, lucky for me i had a spare 15A sitting in the bottom of the fuse box, Fuse 7 should really be a 10A (red one) so i will replace when im next up scrappy =D hope that helps
 
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Further more, here is a list of all the fuses and what they protect.

1. Central locking [20 amp] (*)
2. Fuel pump [20 amp]
3. Windscreen Wipers [30 amp]
4. Dipped beam - left [10 amp]
5. Dipped beam - right, headlamp range adjustment (*) [10 amp]
6. ABS (*) Automatic transmission (*) [10 amp]
7. Electric/ heated mirrors (*) electric sunroof (*), control indicators, swich symbol lights, fuel + temp guages, glove box + boot light, information display, clock [10 amp]
8. Terminal 30 constant current for caravan/ trailer. [20 amp]
9. Headlamp warning device, daytime driving lights (*), information display
10. Electric windows (*) electric roof (cabriolet) [30 amp]
11. Fog tail lamp [10 amp]
12. Main beam- left [10 amp]
13. Main beam - right [10 amp]
14. Heater fan, air conditioning system [30 amp]
15. Cooling fan [30 amp] Cooling fan turbo Diesel engine [40]
16. Heated rear window. [30 amp]
17. Front fog lamps (*) [20 amp]
18. Parking and tail lamps {left} [10 amp]
19. Parking and tail lamps {right}, instrument illumination, number plate light, radio (*) [10 amp]
20. Reverse lights, cigarette lighter, heated front seats (*) [20 amp]
21. Cooling fan - air conditioning system [30 amp]
22. Electric windows, window closing safety system (*) [30 amp]
23. Headlamp wash system [30 amp]
24. Courtesy light, boot light, hazard warning lights, horn, clock, radio (*) trip computer (*) [20 amp]
25. Automatic transmission (*) [10 amp]
26. Cooling fan - turbo Diesel engine
27. Daytime driving lights (*) [10 amp]
28. Turn signal lamps, hazard warning, brake lights, ABS (*) [15 amp]

at the rear of the fuse box;

Anti theft alarm system (*), horn [10 amp]
Electric roof - cabriolet (*) [30 amp]

As above (*) represents option equipment.

My fingers now hurt :lol: , so I hope this is appreciated!
 
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yipee it worked:D thanks to everyone who helped, dont know where i would be without all you good people on here. now i have just came across another problem. just installed a cd player in me car and when i turn it on the date vanishes off of my display



then when i turn it off it comes back on



dunno if the previous owner wired it up wrong but all i did was connect it via the plug.

thanks again people
 
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Nice one on getting it sorted.

The reason why the date disappears from your TID (triple info display) is because when the car had the original factory fit stereo, the section where the date is used to display the radio station name/ frequency, tape direction/ cd track info as appropriate to your model. In order for the date to remain displayed on the tid when you turn on the stereo, your best bet would be to remove/ cut the red and grey wire going to the rear of the tid.... make sure you insulate the wire if you choose to do this.
 
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Do not bridge a blown fuse with a piece of wire, use a new fuse. A fuse is designed to blow when the current flowing through it exceeds the amount stated, eg 20 amp. A piece of wire may not blow in the event of a short circuit. If you are lucky, the wire might act in the same way as a fuse. If you are unlucky, your wiring loom or worst case, your car, may catch fire. :o Take it from me, it does happen!
I didnt mean to bridge a broken fuse and leave it in their until you get a new fuse, i only meant it as a trial period, no harm will come of plugging it in for 5 seconds to check it.
 

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