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    Exclamation Anyone's OH a mechanic or auto electrician

    I'm probably clutching at straws here, but hoping there might be someone out there who's OH is a mechanic or auto electrician and might be able to help.

    I left the lights on in our '99 Nissan Patrol which drained the battery. DH disconnected the battery, charged it and reconnected it, but now the central locking doesn't work. We haven't had the car long, so are pretty unfamiliar with it. So my q is - is this mean't to happen when battery is disconnected/ reconnected and is it something we can fix or does the car need to go to a mechanic or auto electrician?

    We've looked through the manual but can't find anything.

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    DP just said the key pad on your key ring is probably flat as well by coincidence

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    DP just said the key pad on your key ring is probably flat as well by coincidence

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    Dh isn't a mech or auto elec but is very mechanically minded and fixes basically anything and everything that ever goes wrong with our cars and he said the same thing DSS`s DP said

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    Mine is a mechanic as well.

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    Thank you for the quick replies. We have 2 sets of keys and central locking isn't working for either, and the little red light on both key pads is working when we press it, so I don't think it's flat battery on the keypads

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    Sometimes there is enough power in the key pads to light it up. It would have to be a pretty big coincidence if they were both flat though. Does the car still start? Cos there is a type of car battery that does not like going flat and being recharged, ie calcium something ones.

    Other than that possibly the central locking has seized or is on its way out maybe. Did all the wires go back onto the battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    Sometimes there is enough power in the key pads to light it up. It would have to be a pretty big coincidence if they were both flat though. Does the car still start? Cos there is a type of car battery that does not like going flat and being recharged, ie calcium something ones.

    Other than that possibly the central locking has seized or is on its way out maybe. Did all the wires go back onto the battery?

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    Yep car starts again after DH charged the battery. It is a calcium battery. All hooked up properly. It's never simple is it??!!

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    No its not. He is out of ideas without looking at it. Maybe somehow the wires have come loose or something. I know my central locking plays up sometimes but that is something to do with dirty contacts on the key pad and being too far away from it. I have to be within arms length away sometimes. Defeats the purpose.

    It never is simple, I agree.

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    Have you checked the fuse for the central locking?it is a common problem with the remote battery to not last long on that model and might not be working enough even if it is lighting up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    No its not. He is out of ideas without looking at it. Maybe somehow the wires have come loose or something. I know my central locking plays up sometimes but that is something to do with dirty contacts on the key pad and being too far away from it. I have to be within arms length away sometimes. Defeats the purpose.

    It never is simple, I agree.

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    Thank your DP for me I thought it might be something really common to do with the computer and the battery being disconnected. Will have to try to get it to a mechanic.

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