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Thanks for all the comments, tips, links and hints above. Very much appreciated indeed. Apologies for the radio silence; life has been a bit manic of late and not had time to work on the car until today (I've moved to Cornwall - car still in Surrey!).
Today I can add the following prognosis:
- All fuses are in very good condition (checked within engine bay and under rear bench fuse boxes); fuse wires themselves all look to be intact with only the larger amp rating ones having minor amounts of corrosion on fuse wires/strips themselves (nothing to worry about IMHO). Contacts into the fuse boxes all show almost no corrosion at all, on what looks to be the fuse side and car side contacts. Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised.
- Same statement as above for all the relays, but I have not evaluated the working order of each relay one by one. That said, there were signs that some of the connections/contacts/pins had got hotter than others.
- I've shone a torch (flashlight) on the OBC screen to see whether just the backlight has gone at various stages of ignition, but I cannot see any digital display whatsoever no matter how I hold the light source.
I really do think I'm narrowing in on the OBC; managed to pop the radio out, but ran out of time today to get the OBC out itself in order to check the bulbs. Think I will buy some replacements either way (they are pretty cheap from what I understand?); that way will be a productive session when am next working on the car.
As always, would be good to hear your thoughts?
Thanks and regards,
Last edited by redzuki; 23rd June 2019 at 07:07 PM.