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  • The most common starting problem is when  it goes through all the preliminary starting sequence but then the starter motor fails to engage.
    This is usually caused by a poor connection at the thin PINK signal wire which connects via a spade terminal on the starter solenoid.
    Try sliding the spade up and down a few times to improve the connection. Long term you need a new spade connector fitting or tighten the existing spade but this is a bit more tricky as not much space to work.  There are other comments about this elsewhere in these blogs.
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  • 2011 MG6 not Starting
    I have had the same "won't try to start" problem on a 2012 MG6.
    The first time I called the AA under warranty and they got it started by disconnecting the battery, leaving it for 5 minutes then reconnecting. Hey presto started first time. I now carry a 13mm ring spanner with me all the time for the main battery.
    The problem has since recurred two more times and yes It has self recovered by disconnecting the battery for varying periods.
    My own view is that the immobiliser or the ecu locks out although no alarms are seen - maybe caused by a glitch eg a spurious electrical spike perhaps created when the car is stalled .( I have noticed other random fault messages occur at a near stall situation but these always go away when the key is removed).
    According to the handbook the immobiliser once set is reset by simply inserting the correct key fob but my own findings seem to indicate this may not always be true. The Thatcham alarm which presumably controls the alarm also has its own battery which I suppose can add further complications in this respect. It's really hard to get the garage to fix something that isn't broke when you take it to them. I have a further few ideas to try if it occurs again.
    This is the only blemish on a fine car that I really enjoy driving.
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  • Unmissable replied to the topic Fuel cap holder? in MG6 and MG3
    Fuel cap holder?
    I just let the plastic cap hang on the body panel - no scratches, no marks even after 4 years.
    A lot better than the days when the cap wasn't attached and you drove away into the sunset with your filler cap still at the petrol pump.
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  • Unmissable created a new forum post in 'How-to' Guides
    Replacing rear Fog light bulb on Series 1 MG6
    After some self inflicted damage to the bulb holder at the rear of the fog lamp it was time to fit a new one.
    Space to work was at a premum in my case as I have a Witter Towbar behind the lamp so I first removed the inner two plastic rivets on the fender to give more flex to the plastic fender near the foglamp and hence better access. First disconnect the wiring from the bulbholder. The wiring connector has a locking tab which needs to be pressed and the connector pulls away.
    The grey bulb holder is pushed into the rear of the fog lamp and twisted about 30 degrees to lock it. It can only be unlocked by turning in the opposite direction so to remove it - try turning one way - if it won't turn then try the other way. Replace the bulb (bulbholder in my case).
    If you are thinking of changing to an Led bulb - a word of warning the polarity was incorrect on my car for an LED - so requires a wiring change. I didn't bother.
    Replacing rear Fog light bulb on Series 1 MG6
    After some self inflicted damage to the bulb holder at the rear of the fog lamp it was time to fit a new one.
    Space to work was at a premum in my case as I have a Witter Towbar behind the lamp so I first removed the inner two plastic rivets on the fender to give more flex to the plastic fender near the foglamp and hence better access. First disconnect the wiring from the bulbholder. The wiring connector has a locking tab which needs to be pressed and the connector pulls away.
    The grey bulb holder is pushed into the rear of the fog lamp and twisted about 30 degrees to lock it. It can only be unlocked by turning in the opposite direction so to remove it - try turning one way - if it won't turn then try the other way. Replace the bulb (bulbholder in my case).
    If you are thinking of changing to an Led bulb - a word of warning the polarity was incorrect on my car for an LED - so requires a wiring change. I didn't bother.
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