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Post by Jon Wiggans on Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:23 pm

Hi. Just acquired autosleeper Warwick 08 plate.
Getting message on electric control panel, battery low shut down.
Not sure what to do as nothing seems to change this, and now the screen faded to almost blank !
Help !
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Post by AutoSleepyDon on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:06 pm

could you clarify if you have hooked up to the mains?
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Post by Jon Wiggans on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:17 pm

Hooked up to mains yes.
Only just got van !!!
Initially when buying, engine battery flat so owner switched controller to charge vehicle battery rather than leisure (apparently).
Today had beeping in van !!! Then control panel saying low battery shut down. Wouldn't offer any options !
Now control panel hone faded and not fearing anything !
Power must be on to van as microwave lit up. Although beeping seems to be coking from it !
Not the happy start I was hoping for !
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Post by Jon Wiggans on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:34 pm

Right here goes. Any please help!
Bought van this weekend. Unfortunately owner died and wife knows nothing about it !
Initially wouldn't start. Son of family said switched controller over to charge vehicle battery from ehu ?
Today however the control panel saying low battery shut down.
- sorry beeping was red herring and nothing to do with this.
Controller wouldn't offer any options, faded and that was that.
I'm now looking at a van with no control panel lit up. Also when turn ignition key, dash lights up, ,but won't turn over. As if immobilised ?????
Really appreciate any advice please
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Post by chrisk on Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:39 pm

I'm not familiar with your model but it sounds like a mes control panel. Going by my mh there is a battery charger near the habitation battery is the charger could be turned off when on switche turns light up red on charger if this is the case hopefully it will charge hab battery on the mes panel when bright and not dull you can charge hab battery up or vehicle battery. 

Good luck I'm sure someone on this forum will know exactly what the problem is.
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Post by chrisk on Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:40 pm

The charger will only work on hook up
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Post by Mike187 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:52 am

Hi Jon,
I'm not familiar with your van, but some basics, you have EHU on, is the PSU (power supply unit) switched on and the RDC circuit breaker in the "on" position? 
If so and you switch the control panel on then then the battery you select with the buttons to the right of the "on " botton should charge, I think one is marked "v" for vehicle and the marked "L" for leisure.

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Post by RML on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:27 pm

Also not familiar with your van.  
I would do a thorough check of both batteries.  If the vehicle has been stood for some time they could both be dead flat and if so you'll have to scrap them and buy new.  On my van, a different make, if the habitation battery goes flat the relay clicks out and I get no power until the battery is fully charged.  Also if they're both flat your charger probably cannot cope with the charging demand required for these batteries.
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Post by brodco on Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:15 pm

Hi wave
Jon Wiggans wrote:I'm now looking at a van with no control panel lit up. Also when turn ignition key, dash lights up, ,but won't turn over. As if immobilised ?????
Odd, presumably the van started and ran when you first got it?
RML wrote:I would do a thorough check of both batteries.
I think you need to get the van running reliably before you start worrying about the habitation electrics. I’d get holt of a cheap meter (if you haven’t got one) and check the starter battery first. Even if it looks OK measure the voltage while the starter is turning. If the volts hold up and it still won’t start you’ll probably need a mechanic / dealer to look at it (unless we have a Peugeot expert on the forum).

If the battery is flat try charging it from an external charger. If that doesn’t work it’ll be time for a new battery. When the van's running we can look at the habitation electrics which as “RML” says could simply be an old and faulty battery.

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Post by Jon Wiggans on Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:31 pm

Thanks folks.
Strange situation. Neighbours van who has passed away. I'm in process of purchasing itoff widow, but she has no idea about its electrics or controls !
Looks like main battery has charged off ehu, but leisure battery flat-been stood for9 months or so.
Aim to get new battery. Can anyone tell me how to remove one from underdriver seat please ? Ie do you need remove seat from rails ?
Have managed start van. Was the alarm and had immobilised it !
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Post by AutoSleepyDon on Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:06 pm

Does the charger in the 2008 Warwick need to be manually switched to charge leisure battery or vehicle battery?
I think my 2017 switches automatically but I don't know when they changed from manual to auto.

Also I would want to recover a completely flat battery with a smart charger such as a CTEK.
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Post by AutoSleepyDon on Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:54 pm

here is the manual if you need one for 2008 Warwick Duo
http://www.auto-sleepers.com/media/2014/12/Warwick-Duo-2008-handbook.pdf
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Post by Stewart John on Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:53 pm

Hi

I not started my van for a month, been away. This morning thought I better charge the vehicle battery as I know it will not start after a 3 week lay up. So put it on hook up turned battery charger on. Then switched the EC51 panel on at the press button, straight away the vehicle battery warning light was beeping and flashing. I could not get it to charge the vehicle battery. I have took the vehicle battery off the van and is charging in the garage over night. The battery was reading at 9 volts when taken off. So when I put battery back on hopefully it will reset the battery vehicle protect. I think what I am trying to say is you may need to charge the vehicle battery on a different battery charger.

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Post by Jon Wiggans on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:43 pm

Thanks again.
Do you need unbolt the seat to get to the leisure battery please? Ie how do you get leisure battery out ?
I'm going to replace mine as recon it's shot. Piece of mind - get new one !
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Post by AutoSleepyDon on Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:36 pm

slide the drivers seat ALL the way forward. Does that give you enough room to lift the battery out?
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Post by Jon Wiggans on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:05 am

Unfortunately not ! Can't see any way of removing, without unnolting the seat !
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Post by Stewart John on Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:01 pm

Stewart John wrote:Hi

I not started my van for a month, been away. This morning thought I better charge the vehicle battery as I know it will not start after a 3 week lay up. So put it on hook up turned battery charger on. Then switched the EC51 panel on at the press button, straight away the vehicle battery warning light was beeping and flashing. I could not get it to charge the vehicle battery. I have took the vehicle battery off the van and is charging in the garage over night. The battery was reading at 9 volts when taken off. So when I put battery back on hopefully it will reset the battery vehicle protect. I think what I am trying to say is you may need to charge the vehicle battery on a different battery charger.

Hi

Just a update to the above problem.  I have re fitted the vehicle recharge battery to the van. Which have reset the vehicle battery protect system and can charge the vehicle battery via the internal battery charger. Job done.   allthumbz

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