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Headlight issue

Post by jakz17 » 20 Dec 2015 06:28 pm

Hi I have a new problem.

My headlight doesn't work anymore I set the selectors on "2" and nothing happen when i turn off the engine the headlights turn on .. And when I set it to 0 they turn off.

All the fuse are ok

Thanks

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Re: Headlight issue

Post by bogbasic » 20 Dec 2015 06:40 pm

I would remove the fuse box and clean the connectors underneath - they cause all sorts of unexplainable things to happen. Also is your alternator ok??
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: Headlight issue

Post by jakz17 » 20 Dec 2015 07:53 pm

I think the alternator is almost new and I have check the fuse box is ok front and back no strange connector :(

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Re: Headlight issue

Post by 360beast » 20 Dec 2015 08:52 pm

Have you checked both fuse boxes?

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Re: Headlight issue

Post by bogbasic » 20 Dec 2015 09:22 pm

Hello, I would check all the earth connections and any relays that might have been swapped, etc? Have you got a circuit diagram? I didn't know about two fuse boxes, so that's new to me.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: Headlight issue

Post by jakz17 » 21 Dec 2015 10:03 am

i have check the fusebox in the engine bay i didn't know there was a second ? (or you mean the 2 little plastic boxes near the headlights ?)

I have a circuit diagram but it's pretty hard to read for noobs like me :lol:

How can i test my earth connection? Adding a wire between the "-" and the engine ??

Thanks :)

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Re: Headlight issue

Post by 360beast » 21 Dec 2015 10:10 am

Yeah isn't there one in the engine bay and another hid somewhere, can't remember exactly where as I have never needed to know.

Logan will know what I'm on about.

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Re: Headlight issue

Post by MCHUDD » 21 Dec 2015 12:04 pm

Hi mate.
Take your dash clocks out and check the loom conection at the
inside of the bulk head. Thats how i fixed mine.
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Re: Headlight issue

Post by Ride_on » 21 Dec 2015 10:35 pm

Afaik only the injection models have the auxillary fuse box behind the battery for the fuel pump and fog lights. The main lights use the main fuse box.

There is a bunch of relays on the steering column, not sure if the lights are controlled there, but is another place to check.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
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Re: Headlight issue

Post by jakz17 » 22 Dec 2015 08:51 am

I've check the wire seems to be ok... i really don't know what's the problem i have to check the earth connection.

I also have seen that i don't have to fire the engine when i set the selector on 2 i turn the key and i turn it back my headlight goes on...

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Re: Headlight issue

Post by bogbasic » 22 Dec 2015 02:05 pm

I was wondering if someone has replaced any of the relays under the dashboard recently, perhaps with the wrong sort i.e. normally-on as opposed to normally-off or vice versa, sorry, I can't remember what the correct sort is, but, I am just thinking this because when I tried to get a new relay from the shops a couple of years ago, I could only get the wrong sort, although they were identical externally, bar the symbol. Its the little black plastic cubic ones, not much bigger than a sugar lump, and they're clipped onto the steering column!!

I would certainly clean all the earth connections - sorry, that was what I meant by checking them.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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