- CJJ posted
this great thread on the
MG-Rover.org forum, explaining the basics of using a multimeter, he
also explains ways of checking the battery condition.
- Dieter as a list
of links to wiring diagrams on his web site here.
- Iain Ross changed
to LED's here
This is a common fault, a
couple of wires in the loom by the near side boot hinge have broken,
usual signs are lights not working, double locking will not work. Sites
with fixes :-
- petemartin on the
MG-Rover.org forum has
produced this how to to fix the
- Broon's answer to
the problem is here.
This article by Roger Parker on
the MGOC website also covers this subject well.
!! I do not tie wrap the loom
back to the bottom clip on the boot hinge as I believe this is a cause
of the problem. It puts excessive bending on the loom each time the
boot lid is opened/closed. Removal of the clip allows greater freedom
to the loom.
- Tony Thompson
gives us the low down on how to check for this fault here.
lights always on
- Tony Thompson's
site shows us how to cure this very popular fault here.
- Dieter also covers
the problem on his site here.
- Andy 'Scarlet
Fever' Phillips gives his fix for this problem here
- .....and Andy
explains how the problem can be caused here.
view from Gregg Hiltons original
MGF FAQ site.
- Neil.R on the
MG-Rover.org forum posted
this step by step guide to
adjusting the brake light switch on the TF.
loom behind the radio
- There are a lot of
sharp edges at the back of the radio, and many people have posted on
forums complaining that fuses keep blowing after they have had the
radio out. Tony Thompson gives some sound advice to avoid the blowing
your fuse here.
- Have a look at
clearly shows the sharp metal edge that the loom rubs against.
If your Heater fan does not work
properly, it might be the resistor
pack. This is located around the heater box area under the passenger
side dashboard. The glove box needs to be removed to access it. The
resistor pack can be either replaced or repaired.
- hardmonkeys on the
MG-Rover.org forum had non working rear side lights, this was his final
"turned out the problem was the
connector under the centre console....powering the instrumental lights,
which somehow powers the rear lights and
the number plate lights, the connector had come off his clip, and
straining the wires...all I did was relieve the strain, and pop him
back on his clip...simple"
- Morten, who goes
by the name MGFNorway on the MG-Rover.org forum, posted
this thread describing how he
altered the fog light wiring loom from a Rover 75 to fit his F.
& Wiper Motor
- Dieter shows a
repair for the wiper motor here.
- Sometimes when the
windscreen wipers are used on 04 TF's the drivers side window winds
down on its own, the answer is to fit a 470µF capacitor, the
instructions can be found
here, its a German site, but the
link puts it thru Google's language translator, not quite perfect, but
will probably be sufficient, and mildly entertaining.
- Jerry Herbert from
the SWMGF'rs has
this great tip for your wiper
motor (you need to be a SWMGF member to view the thread).
- xmgf on
MG-Rover.org had non working wiper motor, his
simple 5 minute fix is here,
water and electrics do not mix.
- The alarm
system can be tested by following the procedure described
doors, bonnet and the boot lid are closed.
- Sit in the
driver’s seat and close the door.
NOTE: The next three actions must be carried out within 2 seconds.
the driver’s doorsill button.
- Switch the
ignition on, off and on again.
- Raise the
driver’s doorsill button.
If the test
mode has been entered correctly, the horns will give a short beep and
the engine immobilisation buzzer will sound.
Opening either door, the bonnet or the boot lid, or operating the
driver’s doorsill button, will cause the alarm LED to
illuminate for approximately one second. If the LED does not
illuminate, there is a system fault.
The volumetric sensor can also be tested while in test mode. To test
the volumetric sensor, press the unlock button on the remote handset
several times. The alarm LED will illuminate for approximately 1 second
each time movement is detected in the vehicle.
The test mode is cancelled by switching the ignition OFF.
- David Aiketgate
details the test procedure
here on The-T-Bar.
is always going off
- Check for the
- Is there a
mobile phone in the car?
- Is it
parked near a microwave oven?
- Is it
parked near automatic doors (including garage door openers)?
- Is it
parked near a mobile phone mast?
- Is there a
taxi rank close by?
- Is there
an ambulance or fire station close by?
- Is there a
hospital close by?
- The micro
switches in the door locks may be faulty.
- Prise the
handset apart from the key ring end, try not to damage the seal.
- Remove the
battery, take care not to touch the circuit board.
- Press and
hold each button in turn for at least 5 seconds
- Fit a new
battery (CR2032) with + side up.
- Unlock the
car using then key and operate the handset lock button four times to
re-sync the handset.
- With the
car unlocked, hold the handset close to the car and operate either
button four times in quick succession, or until the door locks operate
if the car is fitted with central locking.
site has a section on how to increase the blipper range in his FAQ
- If the SRS
light stays on, follow this
information on the original MGF
FAQ web site.
possibility is the plug at the pretensioner end, CJJ posted
this thread explaining, with
pictures, how he fixed it.
- If your clock
is loosing time, or stopped altogether, try the IT supports favourite
reply - "have you tried turning it off and on again", simply remove the
electrical connector from the back of the clock (pull out the centre
air vent to access), or remove the fuse, leave it for 5 minutes, then
- Chris P, on
the MG-Rover.org forum, had a problem were his temperature gauge
reading would drop to zero every time he pressed the clutch pedal. His
answer to the problem can be found in this
thread, complete with
- MGF MARK produced this
thread on the MG-Rover.org forum
showing how he made a USB car charger.