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Ford galaxy 07 ignition problem

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Hey everyone got abit of a problem which im hoping some kind soul here can shed some light on. i put key in ignition, turn it, electric signals on dashboard come but when i fully turn key to swi… Read More
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
Hey everyone

got abit of a problem which im hoping some kind soul here can shed some light on.

i put key in ignition, turn it, electric signals on dashboard come but when i fully turn key to switch it on, it just makes a clicking noise. not from the engine, but more the electrics on the dashboard with the indicator lights clicking whilst the key is fully turned. Its been working fine so far. normally it gets used on the school run but its not been used all day today. just switched it on to go do some shopping and i come up with this issue.

now my wife says in the morning she opened the car to get something out and shes not sure wether she locked it or not. she later went out again to get something and noticed that the glove box was open with its contents on the floor so maybe someone has chanced it, and tried to nick the car but could not. thats just a guess though.

if the batter went, would it make a electric clicking noise or you guys think someone has tried to nick it, couldnt, and in the process messed up the ignition?

i dont know any mechanics who would come out and not with the AA or anyone so not sure what the issue is really.

any help as always is appreciated from the community.
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Could be battery or starter motor. Are all the lights working,fans etc? Can you push start it?
#2
Strangely enough, a friend of mine had a similar thing with his c max recently. The engine wouldn't turn intermittently. The garage couldn't find a fault and he was just told to bring it back when the fault appeared. It happened again after that but it worked in the second time. The mechanic thought it was an ecu or immobiliser fault although no diagnostic code was comming up as they couldn't get the fault to happen at the garage. To cut a long story short, he was told either to sell the car quick, as all the garage could do was start changing parts to see if it solved the problem - expensive buisness, or wait for a total failure of whatever was wrong. He kept the car and it still plays up every now and again.
#3
Actually if your wife didnt lock it, may it have interfered with the immobiliser? It could just need to reset the system
#4
Fasten front seat belts and close all doors so that conflicting audible warnings do not sound when carrying out programming.

Turn ignition switch from position I to position II 4 times within 6 seconds.

Turn ignition switch to position I.

Programming mode activated for approximately 10 seconds (an audible warning will sound).

Proceed as follows:

Press and release any button

An audible warning will sound.

After the first key has been programmed the 10 seconds programming mode automatically starts again for the next key.

Repeat above procedure for all keys including originals.

To exit programming mode:

Turn ignition switch to position II or wait 10 seconds.

Confirm programming has been successful by locking and unlocking vehicle.
#5
badgerrules
Fasten front seat belts and close all doors so that conflicting audible warnings do not sound when carrying out programming.
Turn ignition switch from position I to position II 4 times within 6 seconds.
Turn ignition switch to position I.
Programming mode activated for approximately 10 seconds (an audible warning will sound).
Proceed as follows:
Press and release any button
An audible warning will sound.
After the first key has been programmed the 10 seconds programming mode automatically starts again for the next key.
Repeat above procedure for all keys including originals.
To exit programming mode:
Turn ignition switch to position II or wait 10 seconds.
Confirm programming has been successful by locking and unlocking vehicle.

press and release any button meaning.....? can i just press the volume control button on the steering wheel?

by the way, thanks for the help everyone so far. will keep you all posted. im hoping this is all it is.......
#6
Thats the procedure to reset the immobilizer, personally i would get the battery checked first as lots of short journeys will drain it quickly and in the darker evenings your using a lot more electric in your car with heaters, blowers, demisters, lights etc. Most garages and motor factors will do a free battery check. Or if you have a friend who has a charger it wont do any harm giving it a charge. Always try the cheapest option first :)
#7
The any button would be on a key. I took that procedure from this thread



Edited By: badgerrules on Dec 02, 2014 17:27
#8
the dash does not show any system fauly which im assuming would come if it was a problem with the immobalizer. If i do the reprogramming as above, it wont do any harm will it as i can only check out the battery probably tomorrow some time.

thanks
#9
EN1GMA
the dash does not show any system fauly which im assuming would come if it was a problem with the immobalizer. If i do the reprogramming as above, it wont do any harm will it as i can only check out the battery probably tomorrow some time.

thanks

If you check out the full thread it gives you a bit more info on it. I would get the battery checked first if no faults are coming up.
#10
Thanks for the help badge. Appreciated very much
banned#11
My bet is on a battery on its way out.
#12
definitely sounds like the battery, get some jump leads out
#13
My Daughter has a C-Max, it had similar symptoms, it was the battery knackered, new battery fitted, sorted.
#14
05 plate Fiesta 2.0ST with the same symptoms a few months ago and as the above posts have said battery knackered.
#15
Battery
#16
thanks for the advice everyone. getting the battery replaced later on today. appreciated for the advice.
#17
right ok guys dont laugh but where the hell are the + and - points on the ford galaxy? ive only dealt in batteries that were not in a plastic casing and the points were clear.

i opened the bonnet, battery is in a plastic casing, and theres a arrow pointing right on the casing to denote where to put the - cable but im not 100% sure. whats visible on the battery are three srews with nuts on them in a triangle shape. nothing to show me whats + or - .

yeah stop laughing guys. seriously, where do i stick the red and black jump start cables on the galaxy. checked google but nothing clear and the booklet was same, not clear.



thanks
#18
Post pics

Or you could remove battery and make a note of where + - are.

Think you have to remove airbox to pull out.

What ever you do don't gamble on them otherwise you could potentially create a fire, Fry all the electrics etc...

You sure it's the battery and not a fuse box you're looking at?

http://www.morban.co.uk/MiscImages/BurntFuseBox.JPG

Battery is in top right corner on that image.
#19
shauneco
Post picsOr you could remove battery and make a note of where + - are. Think you have to remove airbox to pull out.What ever you do don't gamble on them otherwise you could potentially create a fire, Fry all the electrics etc...You sure it's the battery and not a fuse box you're looking at?http://www.morban.co.uk/MiscImages/BurntFuseBox.JPGBattery is in top right corner on that image.

you're right shaun, im going to have to take a pic. mine looks abit different to the pic you've posted. 90% of my battery seems to be covered in a plastic casing wih only 3 screws showing. on the plastic casing, theres a arrow poiting to the right with a - sign on it but not sure where the - point actually is. ive got feeling which one it is but like you say, dont want to make things worse but attaching cables and causing things to get worse.
#20
Can you see the battery at all? Perhaps the label and brand, Then you could google the brand and you'll see the terminal locations in relation the the label etc...
#21
shauneco
Can you see the battery at all? Perhaps the label and brand, Then you could google the brand and you'll see the terminal locations in relation the the label etc...

i cant mate. im assuming what im looking at is the battery and its 90% covered in a plastic case, which can be removed but im having problems removing it. dont want to break the casing itself. i'll take a picture later.
#22
This may help looks like the airbox needs to be removed http://www.fixya.com/cars/t3818969-changing_battery_2007_ford_galaxy_1_8
#23
gazman090970
This may help looks like the airbox needs to be removed http://www.fixya.com/cars/t3818969-changing_battery_2007_ford_galaxy_1_8

thanks for that mate. I share the guys annoyance at where the battery has been kept X)

ive got a local mechanic whose going to pop to mine whilst passing my place when he's going home, to help me out. appreciated for all the comments and help here.

tune in tomorrow to find out what happened..X)
#24
gazman090970
This may help looks like the airbox needs to be removed http://www.fixya.com/cars/t3818969-changing_battery_2007_ford_galaxy_1_8



Typical Ford design .. :(
#25
Many thanks for the advice given by everyone. Much appreciated. Just like to say that it was indeed the battery. Got that replaced and its all working again. OH very happy :D

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