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ABS, EPS, ABD and steering column all broken

Hey guys, I have seen many of these threads before but can't seen to get any sense out of them.
So basically I were driving today and my car lost all power and faults which are stated in the title came on. I have recently just bought a new battery which is a 12v Bosch 60amp which some people try and blame the battery but it is all working. So what could the problem be? Also the car does not crank
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Hey guys, I have seen many of these threads before but can't seen to get any sense out of them.
So basically I were driving today and my car lost all power and faults which are stated in the title came on. I have recently just bought a new battery which is a 12v Bosch 60amp which some people try and blame the battery but it is all working. So what could the problem be? Also the car does not crank
Hate to say it but... Sounds like a low battery to me, it explains all of your problems.

Given that the battery is brand new, and the faults occurd whilst driving, I'd look at your alternator. If you have a multimeter, check the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running. If you can't start it, get a battery charger on it for a few hours first.

Failing that, the earth strap from the engine to the chassis can corrode. Try a jump lead from the engine block to the chassis.
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Hate to say it but... Sounds like a low battery to me, it explains all of your problems.

Given that the battery is brand new, and the faults occurd whilst driving, I'd look at your alternator. If you have a multimeter, check the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running. If you can't start it, get a battery charger on it for a few hours first.

Failing that, the earth strap from the engine to the chassis can corrode. Try a jump lead from the engine block to the chassis.
Thanks for the help, it's definitely not a flat battery, it was giving out 12.46v and had 80amps even though it's a 60 amp battery, but it has only happened since I changed the battery looks like its a deeper fault
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Check earth strap for corrosion
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Check earth strap for corrosion
I have just checked the gearbox and engine earth points and both work and have not corroded or broken. Also I tried using jumps leads from the battery negative directly to the engine and still no luck, all fuses are working also, pretty stumped on this and it's even worse that this is my job
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Alternator working ok?
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Alternator working ok?
All perfect and working mate. Found the problem, the fuse box is places has corroded and gone green and clearing them up and greasing them hasn't solved it. For now I have had to wire up a new relay to get it started and after the bank holiday I am going to go to scrap yards and get a new fuse box and plugs.
Do you know if the fuse boxs are coded to each individual car or not?
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Not coded iirc there are a couple of types see eper for details
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