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 Post subject: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:33 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Im seeking advise on an issue im having atm. The problem is power cuts out when driving with high beams on, including dash lights.it will then cut in and out until i put it back to low beam then its all good again. is this a voltage issue or a relay somewhere or any ideas as to what its likely to be?

Hoping to get issue sorted as im taking off on a large trip in the next few weeks.

Cheers Dan
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Have you checked the fuses? and also have you made sure the high beam light/power wire isnt touching anything metal around it managing to short it out? also have you done anything to the steering column of late? may have snagged the wire for the high beams

 

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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:16 pm 
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No i havent checked the fuses, would it still work intemittently with a blown fuse?

havent done anything to steering column and havent found anywhere that could be shorting out.
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:36 pm 
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It's the 30A circuit breaker that hangs at the end of the relay block, next to the battery. Replace it. If you have changed to higher wattage globes, change to 40A breaker (Narva pt # 54740BL) but you'll have the change the connector as the 40A breaker needs ring terminal lugs.
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:51 pm 
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Theirs a relay under your water bottle Silver rectangle thing under the bonnet take the relay out and just joiun the wires together and you will never have that problem again its a common fault with them
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:59 pm 
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SV-Valiant wrote:
Theirs a relay under your water bottle Silver rectangle thing under the bonnet take the relay out and just joiun the wires together and you will never have that problem again its a common fault with them


so remove the relay completely? whats causing the problem? will i run into any issues by removing this? cheers for the responses btw
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:59 pm 
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I'd hazard a guess at your high beam switch being on its way out.

When you flick the switch forward can you jiggle it so your low beams can switch on or off whilst your high beams are on? Mine does that. When I have aftermarket (standard wattage though) globes in there they cut out as mentioned within about a minute of operation, but if I make sure the switch it pushed forward enough so that only high beams are on, then I don't get any light cut outs.

At the end of the day, if you are using standard wattage globes then check your high beam/indicator switch assembly and also check for chaffed wires. If you are using higher wattage globes then change your circuit breaker and take it from there.
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:11 am 
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i think im running Narva globes for memory, cant remember the details of them though.

and im pretty sure the arm doesnt have any play in it so im prob leaning towards the breaker. the strange thing is that all lights inside and out cut out when its doing it.

anyway ill try a few things tomorrow and see how i go
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:15 am 
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Ive been running mine without the relay for around two years and since removing it and just joined the wires together have not had any further problems
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:15 pm 
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SV-Valiant wrote:
Ive been running mine without the relay for around two years and since removing it and just joined the wires together have not had any further problems

I've always been taught to fix the problem; not eliminate it. The relay is there for a reason.
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:39 pm 
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doesent always work kid faster and now reliable without it reason its their is to bugger up problem solved removed the problem when you get older you may understand
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:56 pm 
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so that would be the same as mine i turn the light on the flick the high beam and all the lights cut out and none work
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:04 pm 
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SV-Valiant wrote:
doesent always work kid faster and now reliable without it reason its their is to bugger up problem solved removed the problem when you get older you may understand

Pretty sure the relay has a reason other than to "bugger up". So if your engine is screwing up, do you remove it? I've met plenty of foolish 44 year olds mate, so don't get so chuffed about your age.
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:52 pm 
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There's a saying... The older you get, the wiser you are.





Obviuosly this is not the case for everyone. :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Everything cutting out with high beams
Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:59 pm 
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ok guys can we get back to the question at hand cos i still dunno what to do to fix mine prob yet
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