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Author Topic: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box  (Read 8957 times)

Offline Stumuzz

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Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« on: March 31, 2015, 10:25:04 AM »
Hi all,
I broke down the other nite and had to call my breakdown company. First the abs light came on then I noticed how dim my headlights were. I pulled over and stopped my galaxy. Tried starting it again and it was dead.
I then got the first bad news, I'm not covered to be taken to my final destination. I honestly thought i was as I'd included home start. My fault, should have read my policy. 
Breakdown guy came out, did a quick checked and declared my alternator was dead. I had two choices. To be taken to the nearest garage and have to spend over nite in a hotel or, Be taken 10 miles closer to home, charge my battery and hope I made it home. I managed 34 miles short of home. Called my breakdown company to get taken home. £185 ouch.
I got home just after 4am monday morning and jumped straight on Google. First I checked breakdown companies website, average time it takes them to arrive is 30-40mins. I waited 85mins.
Second search on google got me to SilverBeast and his brilliant guide here: https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/battery-junction-boxauxiliary-fuse-box-repair/msg5830/#msg5830

As well as the £185 to get home I've had to spend £94.99 om a battery booster/jump start powerpack.
My question is, If this is indeed a well known problem should'nt the fuses and terminals been checked at the roadside?

I've carried out a temporary repair while waiting on delivery of a new Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box (a link to the item on Ebay from here) and a gas solder iron kit.

Good news, at last... powerpack fully charged this morning.. car started and the alternator is charging my battery. :) :)
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Offline Stumuzz

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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 10:33:12 AM »
Forgot to mention... Because of this site I've avoided a garage picking my car up and their repair bill. grouphugg [GJ]
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 10:52:04 AM »
Well done on the temporary repair, the fuse box is becoming a more common failure as the vehicles age and the alternator get's the blame in the first instance only to find they still have a problem after having a new alternator fitted.

An observation you have a 30 amp green fuse in the first slot this should be the 3 amp purple like the one laying there
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 11:06:19 AM »
I had the identical problem with identical symptoms.

I ordered a replacement fuse from VW (£4 approx.) and fitted it to the burned out Junction box - all is well  :D

I also removed all the original terminals, cleaned the wires and replaced the terminals but this time soldered them to the wires and thus far - like a new car (Can you cancel the fuse box too?  :P )
2005/05 Galaxy Tdi 130 Ghia

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Offline Stumuzz

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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 01:14:09 PM »
Well spotted Chrispb  [OOPS], It was the only fuse I could lay my hands on, new fuse box should be here today.
I've only driven locally just to get some more charge in the battery. noticed my central locking remote is working better, last few days I'd been clicking it right up to sticking the key in the lock.

@Fraz-ktf, The reason I'm fitting a new fuse box is two reason. piece of mind and when I contact my breakdown company. I've been taking photos and will continue after soldering the terminals.

My ol gal is my posh van and normally only has two seats in it and the back full of tools...Handyman needs his tools :D
it's only got seats in at the moment as I'd done my yearly baccy run.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 01:17:10 PM by Stumuzz »
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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 09:09:28 PM »
ooo baccy. ;)
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Offline Stumuzz

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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 11:00:00 PM »
ooo baccy. ;)

 :D 120 for personal use  cya
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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2015, 12:28:12 PM »
Just taken delivery of my new auxillary fuse box, got the date wrong  ::).
Now to fit it and get back to work. Still got 30 fence panels to finish painting. 8-)
Gas solder kit should be delivered Fri-Monday.
Thanks everone.
Stuart.
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Offline Stumuzz

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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2015, 03:11:44 PM »
Job done and tools back in my Ol Gal.
Thanks once again.
Stuart.
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2015, 03:28:20 PM »
Well done mate :)
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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Offline Stumuzz

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Re: Battery Junction Box / Auxiliary Fuse Box
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2015, 04:01:00 PM »
Well done mate :)

Thanks Chris,  I'm so pleased Google pointed me here. have you a share link So I can add to FB and a few others places.
How about a sticker or badge to stick on our vehicles?
Just found the donate by PayPal link and I've got to say that was the easiest tenner to part with.
keep up the good work.
Stuart.
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