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Hello all,
Today an odd problem occurred on my Ecosport (1.0L, 2016). A certain very specific subset of features stopped working, whilst the car was parked. (They were OK when I parked.)
I can't find a specific fuse that relates to these features so I have visually checked all the fuses in the engine bay and behind the glove box, all look OK. (Next step to do a proper continuity test maybe).

The specific things that have stopped working are:

Indicators incl hazards
Dashboard illumination & interior lights
Fog lights
Main beam headlights
Central locking/unlocking (with fob or button on dash)
Stereo (including audio + the main display/control unit)
Wipers auto-return to park position (but the wipers themselves will go)

Everything else works as it should. (everything engine-related, heating, air con, dip beam, brakes, power sockets)

Has anyone had such an odd set of failures occur, and what could be the cause? Thanks in anticipation for any suggestions.
 

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Hi the wipers is the big give away.
'Wipers auto return to stop' is a constant supply that allows wipers to return to stop even if engine is off. This is not working
'Wipers in action' is an ignition on supply. This is working OK

So you have lost some constant supplies, all at the one time, Your ignition on supplies are OK. So the fault is possibly a large fuse blown for constant supplies.
Biggest fuses are in the Battery fuse box, check them,
If it had been ignition on circuits i would have also suspected a power relay at fault. I do not think a power relay is involved in constant circuits, but without a diagram its hard to tell. Good luck.
 

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Thanks very much for the suggestions Colin - some things to try out in the morning :)
 

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OK, maybe a silly follow up question, but do you happen to know how to get the red plastic cover off the battery fuse box, please? I've pulled it quite hard in various directions but don't want to break it!
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If I remember, it should just be clipped on, either pull off with fingers or get a short screwdriver under it and pull up. its plastic hinged at one end, WARNING: Just watch you do not put screwdriver between positive terminal and earth/metalwork or sparks will fly (Arrrgh!)
 

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Thanks Colin. There's no way that red cover is coming off, it's very firmly clipped to a solid bit of metal that looks like it would need a lot of unbolting to remove. Anyway, none of the fuses identified in the manual for that box appear to be for the constant supply.
I have continuity tested every single fuse and made sure they all have 12v present when the engine is running. I've established that the radio system does in fact work, it's just that none of the buttons are illuminated. It goes off immediately when the engine is stopped (no constant 12v), but what is odd is that the 12v accessory sockets do retain their power after the engine is stopped.
I've also discovered that dipped beam headlights are on all the time, regardless of switch position. Strange.

If only the indicators were working I'd be happy to tinker and solve the rest of it slow-time, but I can't really drive it without indicators. I'm beginning to think I may have to speak to an auto electrician to take this any further!
Thanks for your support. Andy.
 
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