Although no Maestro was over-endowed with gadgets, the switches, relays and electrical connectors often play up. Expect poor connections within the fusebox, component failure and potential chafing of the loom at various points under the bonnet. The various multi-plug connectors are especially likely to be troublesome; focus on the one behind the windscreen washer as well as the connector for the ECU. Be wary of a heater motor that doesn’t work or which works only at full speed; repairs entail removing the dashboard. The same goes for a leaky heater matrix – look for evidence of coolant in the passenger footwell.