Welcome to the forum!Hello all. Hoping someone here can assist - I have searched but came up empty.
I was replacing the thermostat on my D40 2010 Diesel (Thai Right Hand Drive Model) and i foolishly touched the uninsulated handle end of my ratchet to the bolt under the rubber boot attached to the alternator (photo 1) there was a few sparks and i pulled it away quickly but i have now lost all (almost all) power to the car. I say almost all because the battery is still perfectly healthy and the cabin lights turn on when opening the door - the beeper sounds when turning on the headlights on the indicator stalk and the instrument panel does light up - but that's where functionality ends)
Upon inserting the key in ignition and turning to accessory lights there is no response - neither does it kick over if turning the key further to turn the car on.
One would surmise that a fuse or relay got fried when caused the short, but i've checked every fuse i can find and they're all intact - main links in the positive battery lead are all intact as well which makes me think its a relay? and while investigating this forum i find that i perplexingly seem to be missing a relay box??
i have the 'in cabin' fuse box next to the glove box (Photo 2), the main fuse box behind the battery (photo 3) and the additional fuse and relay box at the rear of the engine (near the firewall photo 4) but from what I've seen there should be an additional box where there should be a few more relays in the blank space between the air filter box and the additional fuse/relay box at the rear. is this possible?
Is there something else I should be checking?
Thanks very much.
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It's pretty likely you have blown the power fuse that is in the positive battery terminal.
Also known as a fusible link.