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    1.7 cdti weired battery cables

    Hi , my 1.7 cdti 2005 van has an intermittant problem of indicators staying on after doors are looked. When removing the battery to charge , I noticed my battery has red cable going to - and black cable going to +. Strange thing is is its the correct battery (original GM) , and the cables are too short to be reversed????? Also the cables look all original? Any ideas with this weired situation greatly appreciated , thanks.

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    grab a pic of the battery layout showing batter, cables and everything else

    whilst looking at the battery with the terminals at the front,

    POS (+) will be on Right
    NEG (-) will be on Left

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    Hi thanks for your reply, here is the photo. The + is bottom right, so the battery is correct. The problem I have is that intermittantly all four indicators light constantly when the ignition is turned off. They stay lit until the battery is drained, thanks.

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    Cables

    It would be great if someone could look at their car and tell me if my cables are correct.

    It just seems odd having red going to negative !!! Thanks.

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    I'm sure I replied to this before..... oh well

    That batterys wired up correctly as I can only see brown wires going to the negative pole of the battery and the black ones with the red tape to the postive
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    Thanks for your reply. I guess the battery is hooked up correctly, just odd to see a reddish brown coloured cable going to neg.

    Going back to my original problem : all four indicators light permanently when the ignition is turned off. It was intermittant now all the time. So I always have to disconnect the battery. I suspect this is caused by some fault relay or control box- anyone have any idea very welcome !!!!!

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    Update : when I removed the indicator relay all 6 indicators go out.
    And the relay is getting warm when they are on.
    Question is : is relay the likely culprit or another device further up the circuit? (ie controller that flases lights with central locking)? TIA

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    The multitimer tells the relay to switch on or not but then the hazard switch, indicator stalk and central locking relay tell the multitimer to switch on the relay.

    Start by unplugging each of those things in turn to see if and when the lights go out
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    Autosparks, thanks. I presume the multitimer is thing under the dash that the relays are plugged into? Also, I guess the central locking relay is here too?TIA

    My local Vauxhall want £80+vat to run a diagnostic

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    Yeah thats where the multitimer is, it slots into the side of the fuse box

    The central locking relay is in the drivers kickpanel
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