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One for the more experienced!

Post by Luke_Scala2 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:37 pm

Okay so, I'm having VERY odd electrical issue.

When the headlight switch is turned on (dipped beam/second click) only the side lights come on. full beam won't come on and stay on like it should by pulling the stalk, but full beams will flash.

The heater fan and Window wiper stalk won't work (although the computer button will operate the Mpg/trip computer)

BUT when you have the headlight switch all the way on, and then pull for flash/fullbeam the fans and wipers will then work as normal, only with the flash held.

Every fuse and relay have been checked and are working correctly, the ground on the steering column has been checked and its getting current.
Please help, 3 brains have been racked and no answer has come up aha!

Cheers in advance



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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by the edmundator » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:22 pm

Have you checked the earth to the rocker cover? I think I had a similar problem which turned out to be this. It sounds like an earthing problem somewhere, to me.


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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by Luke_Scala2 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:26 am

Im gonna go through them today ill be sure to double check that one! only odd thing is that it isn't intermittent, and wasn't before it went wrong...



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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by mr.brown » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:44 am

You need a Haynes manual and the wiring diagrams to hand - this will tell you where any of the wiring common to your problems intersects.



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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by DannyH » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:52 am

It's almost certainly your ignition switch as all the mentioned functions are dependent on the ignition being switched on


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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by Luke_Scala2 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:32 pm

Update, not the rocker cover Earth nor the one near the steering column. I think go through all the wiring by the ignition coil and new stalks are next test



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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by DannyH » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:38 am

I've had this happen to me twice and both times it was the ignition switch.


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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by Luke_Scala2 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:45 pm

Hi danny, is there anyway I can check this without just buying a new one? would I need to replace the entire unit (barrel etc) or just a part of it?



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Re: One for the more experienced!

Post by DannyH » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:27 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ignition-Sta ... SwplBdIPgE

been a while since i did it but i think you disconnect the battery - remove the steering cowlings and disconnect the black block with all the wires coming out.

then fit your new switch into the black block you can turn the switch with a screwdriver.

this will let you know if it is the switch. remember to reconnect the battery.


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