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Jimbolian

Original Poster:

246 posts

42 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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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

7,325 posts

146 months

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

Jimbolian

Original Poster:

246 posts

42 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

1,802 posts

117 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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?

whistle

Jimbolian

Original Poster:

246 posts

42 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

7,325 posts

146 months

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

K33LER

165 posts

119 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

4,358 posts

103 months

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

FUBAR

16,944 posts

140 months

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

Original Poster:

246 posts

42 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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

4,358 posts

103 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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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.