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Ive got a Skoda Ocktavia vrs 2007 model with a electrical problem

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Ive got a Skoda Ocktavia vrs 2007 model with a electrical problem it keeps cutting and everthing goes dead i let it stand for about for 5 minutes and it starts again it also cutts out when driving.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ross replied 2 years ago.
Ross :

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a licensed diagnostic and repair technician, I look forward to working with you. Do all the electrical items such as dash lights, radio etc.. also cut out or is it just the engine?

Customer:

yes all the electrical items cut out.

Ross :

Ok, and is this the petrol or diesel engine?

Customer:

petrol.

Ross :

Thanks. this sounds like the main ignition relay is faulty. the fact you say it re-starts after 5 mins is a classic sign of a faulty relay as they tend to get very hot and cut out, 5 mins later it will have cooled enough to work again so i would start with checking this relay.

Customer:

ok i will check that cheers.

Ross :

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This diagram shows the "ignition main circuits relay" it is in the facial panel relay box under the dashboard.

Ross :

When it cuts out, give it a tap to see if the engine re-starts.. its not a fool proof diagnosis but often a light tap to the relay will get it to activate and allow the engine to start.

Customer:

i think the trigger wire that runs from the multi control unit.which one is the ignition relay.

Ross :

It is Relay number 1 in the dash board relay box. (circled in he diagram above)

Customer:

ok thanks.

Ross :

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