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Old 03-06-2007   #16
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Hi everybody, just bought a 'preloved' 06 doblo dynamic ing grey (although I'd swear it was silver!) & came here via a search for towbars!
I asked on the other thread but might as well mention it whilst here, some towbar suppliers mention electric kits that simply plug into a socket already provided by manufacturers (not specifically mentioning the Doblo), anyone kno0w if the Doblo has one of these sockets?

Anyone had any dealings with the service disks knocked out on ebay?

CD/Radio. It has this annoying habit of always turning on at really low volume & increasing the volume isn't always convenient - is this just a problem with mine or is this a quirk of the pre-installed equipment - if so, how easy is it to wire in a new player?

One last thing.
The salesman kept calling it a Do-blo (posh southerner), I think it's called Dob-lo (rough Yorkshireman). Any thoughts on pronunciation?
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Just found this thread.

Lights. My dealer changed the bulb for me, for free. I had tried doing it myself but gave up because I was on the verge of killing someone and the prisons are full.

Radio. Mine's an '03 with a cassette deck. Same irritation that it turns on too low and had to be boosted - but really - can't we all live with that?

Oh, and it's Dob'lo. The 'posh' southerner is a t**t.
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Radio. Mine's an '03 with a cassette deck. Same irritation that it turns on too low and had to be boosted - but really - can't we all live with that?
Might whip it out & put in something newer, some nice sets on ebay that accept SD cards, USB keys and MP3 tracks on CD (not sure if the plug on the wiring will be compatable)
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Oh, and it's Dob'lo. The 'posh' southerner is a t**t.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

It will be, all you need to replace the stereo is an aerial adaptor. £4 in Halfrauds. If you're putting in a fancy one that's quite big you'll also have to take the dash apart to get it to fit
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Hi

I've just bought a Doblo Cargo 1.9 SX Diesel 2002.

I have no Owners Manual & no workshop manual (although I've order the later on disc from ebay (fingers crossed))

There are a few things that my new van does or does not do, that i'm not sure if it's correct or not, please advise.

A. should the central locking unlock all 5 doors ?
B. My diesal tank cap does'nt seem to be lockable, should it be held shut by a solenoid ?
c. on the dash mileage counter i have a little pic of a light and a 0 beside it, any ideas ?
D. I put a new CD radio in, but it does'nt hold the settings, so i have to re-tune the station every time I turn the engine off. ?
E. can I get a diagnostic reader for the van, there seems to be a plug in point at the internal fuse board.
F. I have a fault, that is draining the battery overnight, I'm currently trying to find out what is causing it by a process of ellimination & a multi meter, but if anyone else had experianced such a problem, please tell what caused your trouble, as you never know it may be a common defect.
G. If anyone has a wiring diagram they could share with me, it would be a massive help. if on file you could email it to noelpatrick1969@aol.com.

Thanks for your help, when I've cured all my problems and know more about the van, I hope to return some favours.
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Hi

I've just bought a Doblo Cargo 1.9 SX Diesel 2002.

I have no Owners Manual & no workshop manual (although I've order the later on disc from ebay (fingers crossed))

There are a few things that my new van does or does not do, that i'm not sure if it's correct or not, please advise.

A. should the central locking unlock all 5 doors ?
B. My diesal tank cap does'nt seem to be lockable, should it be held shut by a solenoid ?
c. on the dash mileage counter i have a little pic of a light and a 0 beside it, any ideas ?
D. I put a new CD radio in, but it does'nt hold the settings, so i have to re-tune the station every time I turn the engine off. ?
E. can I get a diagnostic reader for the van, there seems to be a plug in point at the internal fuse board.
F. I have a fault, that is draining the battery overnight, I'm currently trying to find out what is causing it by a process of ellimination & a multi meter, but if anyone else had experianced such a problem, please tell what caused your trouble, as you never know it may be a common defect.
G. If anyone has a wiring diagram they could share with me, it would be a massive help. if on file you could email it to noelpatrick1969@aol.com.

Thanks for your help, when I've cured all my problems and know more about the van, I hope to return some favours.
A dont know
C will be headlight height
D do a search
F most possibly the new radio

I dont own a doblo but these are things i know because im clever
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Quote Originally Posted by Noely boy View Post
Hi

I've just bought a Doblo Cargo 1.9 SX Diesel 2002.

I have no Owners Manual & no workshop manual (although I've order the later on disc from ebay (fingers crossed))

There are a few things that my new van does or does not do, that i'm not sure if it's correct or not, please advise.

A. should the central locking unlock all 5 doors ?
B. My diesal tank cap does'nt seem to be lockable, should it be held shut by a solenoid ?
c. on the dash mileage counter i have a little pic of a light and a 0 beside it, any ideas ?
D. I put a new CD radio in, but it does'nt hold the settings, so i have to re-tune the station every time I turn the engine off. ?
E. can I get a diagnostic reader for the van, there seems to be a plug in point at the internal fuse board.
F. I have a fault, that is draining the battery overnight, I'm currently trying to find out what is causing it by a process of ellimination & a multi meter, but if anyone else had experianced such a problem, please tell what caused your trouble, as you never know it may be a common defect.
G. If anyone has a wiring diagram they could share with me, it would be a massive help. if on file you could email it to noelpatrick1969@aol.com.

Thanks for your help, when I've cured all my problems and know more about the van, I hope to return some favours.
Hi,

My central locking unlocks all 5 doors, but mine is not a cargo so maybe it is different. Also, my Diesel cap is also lockable. The 0 is indeed a headlight height indicator, can be changed by using the two buttons to the left of the instrument panel. Your Radio is wired up wrong. That is why it is draining the battery and resetting with the ignition. Swap the ignition and power wires around, that's what I had to do.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

thanks guys.

I swapped the ignition & the permanant supply wires around to the radio & not only has it stopped draining the battary, but the radio holds it's settings.

woohoo

my central locking only opens 3 doors, the two cab doors & the drivers side sliding door. Not really a problem, but i'm just currious if there this is by design or by fault. (5 door van)

my fuel cap still is not lockable, does the flap lock or is it the actual cap that locks & how would you normally unlock the cap/flap, is it part of the central locking system ?

I've got my disc off ebay, it's ok for some things & i suspose for less than a fiver it's worth having, but nowhere near as good as a good old haynes manual.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Quote Originally Posted by Noely boy View Post

my fuel cap still is not lockable, does the flap lock or is it the actual cap that locks & how would you normally unlock the cap/flap, is it part of the central locking system ?
On the car, the flap doesn't lock, it just has one of those fiddley locking fuel caps. Maybe it's had a replacement cap?
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On the car, the flap doesn't lock, it just has one of those fiddley locking fuel caps. Maybe it's had a replacement cap?
ok cheers, so no locking mechanism, just a good old faishoned key ?

cheers problem solved then.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Hi All, its been a while - I just MOT'd mine, and the guy couldn't get the fuel cap to lock so he threw in a new third party one. They're really fiddly - you have to hold the lid still, then turn the key in the lid, then turn the cap. Fitting is the reverse. If a mechanic can't work it out... So I accepted the new fuel cap with good grace.

Other faults for this thread: Was overcharging, but the guy said try a new battery before a new regulator/alternator - he was right - so if you find yours is boiling the battery, its worth checking the battery(£60) before the alternator(£300).

And finally, a jingling sound from the front wheel may indicate that the hub cap/bearing cover has come off and is rattling round inside the alloy. d'oh!
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

How about a Doblo section in the FAQ's? Could place some of these issues there perhaps.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Ok guys, things are swinging into action. We now have our own Guides section! So I'll be making guides on the EGR Valve etc. etc.

Any ideas please let me know so I can get cracking whilst I have the time
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

For the question of the radio coming on quiet and getting louder - I may be stating the obvious but in the radio manual that came with my 06 family, increasing the volume was a special setting that you chose in one of the menus? Presumably you can turn it off and just have constant?
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Rear door Problems

Had a problem opening my rear doors, on unlocking them doors wouldn't open but could be opened with internal door handle, a problem for me when I have a rear bulkhead and no way to get in the back

Found the problem was a the cylinder that moves across to engage the door catch when you turn the key, found that the grease that had been used on this had become stiff and the cylinder became stuck

The easiest way to remedy this was to remove the inside door handle just remove three hexagonal screws and it comes off completely. then spray the locking mechanism with lubricating oil

Hope this is of help to someone as it caused me quite a few problems

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