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Leobx16v
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Disaster!

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i parked my white bx behind the garage on saturday and went to it today to see order of the switches around the instrument cluster and found that it had spontaniously combusted, the fire started at the roof switches and carried on burnt sun visors roof liner, sunroof blind, front seats center consoles handbrake leaver, front pillar plastic cover and front carpet roof motor and windscreen. needless to say i am disheartened but i have to sort im not gonna write off a bx because of a fire.
pictures will follow... :cry:
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Oh no :!:

Sounds bad but at least it extinguished itself before the car was a total loss.

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so sorry to hear that bud...
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heres the damage.
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needless to say i need stuff.....
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

Scrapped:
G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v

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So sorry to hear about this mate. Probably looks a lot worse than it is and most certainly could have been worse. I'm up the road in Lancaster, so give me a shout if you need a hand with anything.
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Nasty but could have been a lot worse.

Remember to be careful when cleaning it up, burnt plastic isn't the nicest of things to inhale.

Good luck.

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Christ, If I can help you with bits I will, thankfully alot of the stuff thats burnt has been non specific valver stuff, asides the seats (maybe just the bases). has the screen cracked with the heat?
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My white 16v did the same thing a couple of months ago. Luckily I was there when smoke started billowing from the sunroof area. There seemed to be a short/bad connection to the central locking plip receiver. It melted the plug and wiring to the receiver. Ive got a replacement plip receiver for mine but can't get hold of a plug anywhere. I shall be getting an auto electrician to check mine throughly before reconecting things and leaving battery permantly connected where its stored.
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rob-bx16v wrote:My white 16v did the same thing a couple of months ago. Luckily I was there when smoke started billowing from the sunroof area. There seemed to be a short/bad connection to the central locking plip receiver. It melted the plug and wiring to the receiver. Ive got a replacement plip receiver for mine but can't get hold of a plug anywhere. I shall be getting an auto electrician to check mine throughly before reconecting things and leaving battery permantly connected where its stored.
I was gonna say you had a similar thing didn't you?

Hmmm, might be something we need to take seriously....
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If I had to guess it's probably the same thing that went, kitch have I heard right that your breaking a couple 16v? Cos I could do with some stuff haha.
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'fraid I can only offer sympathy - and congrats on being so positive/determined, I'd still be sobbing. Hope you can get what you need fairly easily.
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A real downer. Well I certainly have a headlining that came from the recent 16 TRS break up if it fits. Not sure what bits of sunroof I might have spare if that is damaged. Not tackled my iffy one yet.

If the seats are damaged, a possible option to upright to leather? Have to try and gain the best from the situation.
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I need roof liner, sun visor, haven't checked what sunroof bits I may need, wiring from where ever it starts, A pillar plastic cover, handbrake lever cover may even need the complete thing.
I do have the centre console and seats and the grey plastic sunroof cover. So I need a few things.
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Red
1991 Citroen BX 16v - Silver
1992 Citroen BX 16v - White
1989 Peugeot 205 MI16 - Miami Blue
2002 Peugeot 406 est. HDI110 exec - Dark Blue
2006 Citroen C6 2.7HDi Exclusive - Storm Grey

Scrapped:
G650PGX 1989 ph.2 red BX 16v
G-VOT 1989 ph.1 White BX 16v

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Damn that's unlucky! It's believed that a similar thing happened to my 4x4 years back, although luckily the damage was mostly confined to the wiring.

The more I think about it and read stuff like this, the more I feel that I'll remove the plip wiring and if I want remote locking I'll fit a modern system instead.

Don't think I have any parts that'll help, but I'll keep an eye open!
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Leobx16v, my TXD is dead, so if you get yourself over to mine you can help yourself to anything that you need trim wise.
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