I had a most bizarre, and potentially disastrous, system shut-down on my recently 're-freshed' 3.2 Mondial Cab last night and wonder if any F-chat members could shed some light. Basically, ten metres from home after a good 300km trip, the entire system shut down. Just like that. Lights off, engine off, everything just shut down and it coasted to a halt. While it was slowing down I tried to 'jump-start' it in a lower gear and dropping the clutch, but to no use - this car was dead to the world. Not even the hazard warning lights worked. Nothing - no radio, no lights, certainly no engine. The actual 'switching off' moment happened just as I flicked the column stalk to operate the main beam - this would appear to have done something to cause the shut-down. I checked under the bonnet and found two things in the dark. Firstly, the battery inspection cover had moved from its proper place and was lying in front of the spare wheel. Had it touched or dislodged something whilst moving out of place? Secondly, a small earth wire (black) was loose, just behind the r/h pop-up headlamp motor. There is a spade connection on the side of this motor which is bare (ie without anything connecting to it) and there is also a small brass connector protruding out of the backside of the motor, again with nothing connecting to it. Where does the earth wire go? Above all, though, what on earth could ever cause a car to simply shut down like this? The consequences of it hapenning on a main road don't bear thinking about. Any comments much appreciated.