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Jimbolian

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244 posts

20 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
After delicately highlighting that my Wiper motor is on its way out by blowing a fuse during a down pour on the M40... If anyone spotted a silver Cerb diligently following a lorry northbound on the M40, it's because I could just about to see brake lights.

Anyway, my headlights have now failed. Or rather just the high beam, side works as does full beam but no Dip.

Having a look at the ECU's, the Dim/Dip ECU has a scorch mark on one connector ( on the orange relay side ). Now my question is, would that perhaps be causing the main beam to fail or would that be down to the lights switching unit? ( Which looks fine ).


ridds

7,158 posts

124 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Yep, common fault. Have a search and you will find threads on what to do with pictures.

Jimbolian

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244 posts

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Taken the lazy approach, both boxes on there way to http://pselectronicsolutions.co.uk to get tested and repaired. What to fix next! : )

optimax sniffer

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95 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Jimbolian said:
Taken the lazy approach, both boxes on there way to http://pselectronicsolutions.co.uk to get tested and repaired. What to fix next! : )
Repair, FUBAR style smile

Where are they based, any idea of costs?

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Jimbolian

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Been quoted £60-£70 and a week for turnaround. I could crack out the soldering iron, but i would be doing "Tracey 7/5/97" & "Karen 24/4/97" a disservice with my crappy soldering.. : )

In fairness i have no way of testing other than with the car, and as i'm shortly getting a HID upgrade rather it was done & tested properly in case something goes wrong with that install.
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ridds

7,158 posts

124 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Are they going to supply you a new connector as well then? That's the bit that causes the issues.

K33LER

146 posts

97 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
The same guy did my dim / dip along with some of the other circuit boards. He'll sort out the original connectors that you can't find in Maplins too.

Tanguero

3,841 posts

81 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
It is usually the plug on the wiring harness that burns out on the dim/dip box.

FUBAR

16,569 posts

118 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
optimax sniffer said:
Repair, FUBAR style smile
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Jimbolian

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244 posts

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Yup, the plug is shot so will get a replacement plug and fit that once they come back. Nothing like a small fire above the petrol tank. : )

Tanguero

3,841 posts

81 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
If you manage to find somewhere to get the correct replacement plug - please put it in the alternatives parts sticky. Some of us have been looking for years.
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