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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

Let us know how you get on,
Does your car have Bluetooth? Not an issue unless your new battery starts going flat.
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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

Will definitely be asking for a discount and also for the old battery back so that my dad can check it. And yeah that's the plan as long as I can get it running and filled up with petrol (hopefully it'll start again at the petrol station) I'm taking it back home tonight and will then let my dad or our local garage take a look
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Let us know how you get on,
Does your car have Bluetooth? Not an issue unless your new battery starts going flat.
It does have Bluetooth yeah, would this be something that drains it?
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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

The original battery in my car was a Halfords one Hb012 however on their system two other ones were coming up but they suggested that we get the exact same one that was already in there as that had been working before?
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Let us know how you get on,
Does your car have Bluetooth? Not an issue unless your new battery starts going flat.
Still no car, have to pay £80 in train tickets instead to make sure we get home for the weekend
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Quote Originally Posted by Chelsealauren View Post
Still no car, have to pay £80 in train tickets instead to make sure we get home for the weekend
Thats bad news..

Did they not get it back together in time?
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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

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Thats bad news..

Did they not get it back together in time?
Nope, have apparently also blown a fuse on it aswell which isn't arriving till tomorrow to be fixed. Hopefully will get the car back Monday after the new starter motor has been fitted and the fuse and the battery ��
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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

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Nope, have apparently also blown a fuse on it aswell which isn't arriving till tomorrow to be fixed. Hopefully will get the car back Monday after the new starter motor has been fitted and the fuse and the battery ��


Halfords donít have any fuses?
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Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
Halfords donít have any fuses?
Not necessarily...

Midi-maxi seem to be brand specific

When I needed one for glow plug circuit
Nobody local stocked one..

ECP shop didnt either.. but than an hours trip so not 1st choice
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Quote Originally Posted by Chelsealauren View Post
Nope, have apparently also blown a fuse on it aswell which isn't arriving till tomorrow to be fixed. Hopefully will get the car back Monday after the new starter motor has been fitted and the fuse and the battery ��
Ok..deepbreath..

Blowing a fuse suggests either:
1:a major fault ( which it didnt have when you 1st gave them the keys)

2:they have shorted out something while doing their ' part swaps'..

Unlikely as they SHOULD have isolated the batterys power

Either way.. you shouldnt have been left with no car..after driving there ok earlier that week.

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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

Halfords make me laugh!! You would think their knowledge is king but from my experience half the stuff they have advised in the past is bull****!

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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

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Halfords make me laugh!! You would think their knowledge is king but from my experience half the stuff they have advised in the past is bull****!

ďOh itís bumper off to change day light bulbĒ
Yeah ok🤣
I'm lucky enough to have a trade card for them and there are definitely parts bargains to be had using it. However, in common with the majority of these "American modeled" fast fit type set ups, whilst they are very convenient as you can usually just drive in, they are not usually good at more complex stuff. - Halfords seem to have a wee niche in car audio too so you might expect them to be a bit more switched on with electrical stuff?
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Quote Originally Posted by Pugglt Auld Jock View Post
I'm lucky enough to have a trade card for them and there are definitely parts bargains to be had using it. However, in common with the majority of these "American modeled" fast fit type set ups, whilst they are very convenient as you can usually just drive in, they are not usually good at more complex stuff. - Halfords seem to have a wee niche in car audio too so you might expect them to be a bit more switched on with electrical stuff?
To be fair I'm assuming this will be a Halfords auto correct as opposed to a Halfords store so same standard as a kwick thick branch haha
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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

As above, the Earth step could be responsible for the starter not 'starting' after 3 new starters then any decent garage should have worked out by now it's not the Actual starter motor!!! The failing earth strap can be 'jumped' with a battery jump lead to test if it is failing ( again any decent garage should know this!)
And the big one ( as above) tell them you do not expect to pay for any parts unless it fixes the problem, any monkey can change parts ( if you are paying for them) that's why they are called Fitters now not mechanics because then can fit parts, yes but the art is finding out which part to replace!!!!!!
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Re: Taken to Halfords had 3 new starter motors and still not working

As Texas said, they haven't fixed so you shouldn't have to pay too much. As at home get family to rent a low loader and go back with them to collect the car and bring it home to have fixed.
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