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 Post subject: Ef xr8 high beam problem
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:17 am 
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G'day I got an ef xr8 and it low beams work but when I flick it too high beam all the headlights turn off does anyone have any ideas?
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Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:00 am 
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First thing to check is that the relays and circuit breaker are working correctly.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr8 high beam problem
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:15 pm 
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As above, check relays.
If they all tun off instantly when you flick to high, then it won't be the circuit breaker. It takes a short amount of time to warm up before it cuts out.

It is a genuine XR, or a front end conversion?

What happens if you pull the stalk to flash the lights? Anything? nothing?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:48 pm 
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replace the CB under the overflow bottle. 99.9% of the time this is the cause of the issue, its a cheap item and easy job to do. If you wanted to correctly diagnose it, you can pull it open, and get a mate to flick your high beams on and off, if it does not move its cactus, if it moves but instantly overloads, its cactus. if nothing happens, good chance its cactus.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr8 high beam problem
Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:51 am 
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Yea so it's 100% an xr but its had an ef to el front end change. the circuit breaker I have changed didn't do anything and when I pull the indicator stalk to flash the high beam the lows stay on but the highs don't come on and the little blue light doesn't turn on in the dash...I can't figure out where the relay is for the high beam only can find the low beam relay cheers
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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:34 am 
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Sounds like either the high beam relay is buggered, or a wire in the indicator stalk may have broken, like the problem they have with BAs.

High beam relay should be next to the low beam relay.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:17 pm 
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I'll try the relay 1st because I had a bloke stuff around with

the relays and change them coz they were corroded and now they don't and thats when the problem started
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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:35 pm 
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The low beam relay should be a blue 5-pin relay.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:19 pm 
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MAD wrote:
The low beam relay should be a blue 5-pin relay.


Correct low beam must be a blue 3 way relay.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef xr8 high beam problem
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:59 am 
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When you say a blue 3 way relay is that 5 pin or 4 ? Because I'm thinking its not an xr now because its only got the blue 5 pin for lows and then either side its just a 4 pin
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Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:01 am 
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Oh sorry I read it wrong yea I've found the lows relay but yea either side of the lows relay is just 4 pins
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Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:41 am 
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Yep, that's how they are. Blue is only for the lows.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Are the lows relay just a normal 4 pin or are they another ford genious idea?
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Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:13 pm 
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It's been mentioned, the low beam relay for an XR is a blue 5-pin relay.

 

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