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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:30 pm 
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well coming home from my GF's house friday night and the headlights wernt as bright as usual. Got home and realiased the drivers side was f**k.

So i said ill get a new one after work on saturday...no biggie.

Went to start the car saturday morning (3:30am) and bam....NO HEAD LIGHTS. the park lights and high beam were fine but the driving lights weren't.

The local servo didnt have the right type head lights so drove to work with just high beams.

Saturday after work went got the xeon blue lights as they were supposed to be high quality, but mum pulled out the driveway and the drivers side has blown.

Im going to go check that the fuses are alright and change them to other one just incase they arent blowing for some reason.


Is is also possible that water on the alternator is causing them to f**k up? Cause i think i have a small leak on the lower hose and it may be splashing on the alternator. I also think the alternator is f**k because (example. the light will be on at night, i will indicate and the odo light will dim/light faintly in time with the indicator.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:52 pm 
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when you put the globes in did you touch the glass AT ALL?

even the slightest contaminant on the glass of the globe can cause it to blow very quickly.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:07 pm 
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With both headlights out but highbeams ok the lowbeam relay might be crook, but I havnt heard of relay blowing headlights on one side or the other.
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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:07 pm 
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didnt touch the globes at all.

As i said the park lights and the high beams are ok. Its just i have blown 3 normal beam in as many days. Im thinking of an auto sparky. but i want to fix it my self if i can

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:22 am 
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didnt touch the globes at all.

As i said the park lights and the high beams are ok. Its just i have blown 3 normal beam in as many days. Im thinking of an auto sparky. but i want to fix it my self if i can


now the lights may not have worked but are you 100% sure they were blown?

check your low beam relay as brett said its probably cactus
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:16 pm 
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pulled the lights out and the drivers side is blown. Going hunting for some fuses or water or something.....

Ohh just found out this afternoon that the fuel pump is making a bad noise. Almost like the noise u get from the alternator in your speakers due to running a power cable with ur rca's.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:26 am 
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well ive just had the same prob happen with my ef.
both headlight globes are blown. only got my parkers and high beams.
and yes, ive also heard that noise commin from my fuel pump.

did u find out what the problem was mate?

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:41 am 
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i find that my relays not the issue, but the connections are, one of the wires seems to be dropping or soemthing.

often globes go at the same time.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:19 pm 
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No i havnt fixed the problem yet. I found that the drivers side blew but passenger side is fine. Ill replace the globe and see what happens.

Im also thinking my alternator is f**k because when the indicators are on the odometer dim's and brightens in time with the indicator.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:07 pm 
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thats a bad earth i believe

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:06 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
thats a bad earth i believe


The alternator or the headlight blowing?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:45 pm 
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the odometer dimming when the indicator is on.

does the same happen with your headlights when the indicators are on? at night park against a wall or something and flick ya indicators on and off a few times, do your headlights dim slightly?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:53 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
the odometer dimming when the indicator is on.

does the same happen with your headlights when the indicators are on? at night park against a wall or something and flick ya indicators on and off a few times, do your headlights dim slightly?


I think they do but will confirm shortly.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:54 pm 
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Could be a bad earth near the wires that plug onto the globe.
I thought I had blown a globe but I just pulled it out and then put it back in making sure the wires were not touching anything they shouldn't be and it was fine after that.

 

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