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Carl Gordon posted:

Hi all, I restored my c5 last year and everything was fine, I put it away until last week and now it doesn't work! Fuses in the control box are fine, the pod lights are not working now so I had the pod checked and its fine, Any suggestions? Thanks
posted on: 16/06/2013 07:43:40

Dan posted:

[quote=Carl Gordon;516]Hi all, I restored my c5 last year and everything was fine, I put it away until last week and now it doesn't work! Fuses in the control box are fine, the pod lights are not working now so I had the pod checked and its fine,
Any suggestions?
Thanks[/quote]

Hi Carl,

Welcome to the forum!

Sorry to hear about the C5 not working.  You say you've checked the POD, was that by putting it on another C5 to test?

If the POD works on another C5 it may be something in the control box, like the regulator.  It could also be a bad connection on the red wiring connector.  Give the connector a wiggle on the POD end.

Do you have a multimeter to test the voltage to the POD and to continuity test the connections between POD and control box?

If you need help testing either the POD or control box you could post them to me and I will test it on a working C5 here?
posted on: 16/06/2013 07:52:32

dave posted:

Is the battery not dead ?
posted on: 16/06/2013 07:54:38

Carl Gordon posted:

Hi Dan, thanks for the reply, nothing has been tested on another c5, just had the circuit board checked in the pod, couple of dry joints which have been sorted, thanks for the offer to send them to you, I will have another play with it later and see how I get on. Hi Dave, the battery is all good, had it tested, thanks
posted on: 16/06/2013 08:44:54

Dan posted:

[quote=Carl Gordon;520]Hi Dan, thanks for the reply, nothing has been tested on another c5, just had the circuit board checked in the pod, couple of dry joints which have been sorted, thanks for the offer to send them to you, I will have another play with it later and see how I get on.[/quote]

Yep, in that case I'd definitely double check the connector soldering as I've had this sort of problem a couple of times before
posted on: 16/06/2013 09:06:41

Carl Gordon posted:

Hi Dan, just been checking everything on the control box and d1 diode has split into 2 so hopefully this is the problem, Thanks
posted on: 16/06/2013 12:41:41

dave posted:

Was it d1 ? Were in the uk are you a member might be close ?
posted on: 20/06/2013 16:45:05

Carl Gordon posted:

Hi Dave, I've not replaced it yet, doing it at weekend, hopefully it will be sorted. I'm from Leicestershire
posted on: 20/06/2013 16:54:36

dave posted:

Me in hull ,dan in dorset nobody close to you then ? Good luck with it hope you get it sorted
posted on: 20/06/2013 17:05:17

Carl Gordon posted:

Nobody around here, we'll not that I know off, do you have a flag on yours? If so what did you use?
posted on: 20/06/2013 18:08:26

dave posted:

nothing lol can keep up with the traffic in hull on my 24 v lol that's the way to go mate
posted on: 20/06/2013 18:13:12

Carl Gordon posted:

24v, nice maybe look into doing that one day, take mine down a country park with my son, the amount of interest we get is unreal
posted on: 20/06/2013 18:18:40

dave posted:

That's true you get cars beeping and drivers saying go on my son lol great. fun
posted on: 20/06/2013 18:28:52

Carl Gordon posted:

Hi Dan, Dave, I have just put the control box back together after changing d1 diode which was split in 2, also I change the relay just in case, but still no joy! Could you recommend anything else I could check? Thanks
posted on: 23/06/2013 14:55:00

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi have you checked the resister as the side of the relay (R1)it tends to get overheated and go open Chas
posted on: 23/06/2013 19:27:13

Carl Gordon posted:

Thanks Chas, will check it, was gonna strip it back down and check each wire!
posted on: 23/06/2013 19:34:44

dave posted:

Wot wiring harness are you using ? Is it 1 of chas's on ebay ? Or standard keyswitch ?
posted on: 24/06/2013 22:06:42

Carl Gordon posted:

Hi Dave, it's not the key switch one, don't know if its chas one, it was on it when I brought it!, Took all the body off last night so I am gonna check each wire
posted on: 25/06/2013 05:39:36

Carl Gordon posted:

I didn't know chas did the wiring loom
posted on: 25/06/2013 05:42:28