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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:34 pm 
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hey guys i just got my ef fairmont yesterday and ive been fixxing it up today (lol spend over 420 or filters, belt, oils, globes, etc masically if it service able ive done it

but the problem im having is MY brake lights and head lights are WACKED!!!!!

when i brake only the 2 core globe lights up on both tail light
but then i turn the parkers on and press the brakes it don't get any brighter
also not that them single core globes closes to the boot both side don't even light up at all.

now when i was parking my car about 7pm tonight my old man noticed that when i pressed the brakes that my left head light low beam lights up???? WTF!!! (don't know if the right one lights up it currently out of car getting new H4 globe for the night)


anyone know where i should look??

i don't have any wiring diagrams so it making it a nightmare to find anything

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:43 pm 
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I would be looking at an earthing issue on one or probably both of the rear lights.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:46 pm 
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ok ill give all the earths a clean up and make sure they arn't the problem

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:14 pm 
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Definatly earthing mate...the wiring does not change, ie no one would have swapped the wires, give the battery terminals a good clean, and any earth connections to the body of the car, also give all the globe holders a clean, and spray with wd40 and wipe with rag to get most of the excess wd40 off, also make sure you have the correct gobes with the correct power ratings, and all will be fine.

You can check the power rating of the globes in your owners manual, do not go of what was in the car as someone could have fitted incorrect globes.
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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:49 pm 
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Yer i got all the right globes i made sure

i got a can os wd40 and a massive bag of rages

ive give that all a go

just seems weird that so many globes are stuffed up at once

Also i fixed the blown air bag fuse and the cluster air bag light out but it flashes every so often i think it when ever i touch the brakes didn't really take much notice

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:57 pm 
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you'll probaly have to get the air bag error codes read (fixed?) and cleared.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:00 pm 
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how do u do that then take the car into ford????? or can i do it my self??? don't wanna spend a fortune on labour.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:05 pm 
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There is an Air bag diagnostic document in the Tech Documents section.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:27 pm 
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i can't find the Air bag diagnostic document in the Tech Documents section????

if u can find just a link would be great

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:55 am 
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And in other news, enjoy your Fairmont. Hope she is as trouble free (after all this atleast, lol) as possible. ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:09 am 
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Thx mate yer she in great condition just a few little things here and there need to be fixed like


lights
front left tyre
boot
rear RH door regulator
and a GOOD service with new oils and belts to EVERYTHING

boot little stuffed up something hit it HARD
so im ordering a new white one from a wreckers for 220 and it will hopefully match.

i recon i scored a bargin for $2400 LMAO body A1 except the boot no scatches and dints

THX for you wishes that car wont be a lemon :D

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:05 pm 
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HELP!!!! i can't find the earths lol

i only found the one on the rear right quater for the tail lights and the one next to the battery

But why do u guys think it a earth?

when i turn my head lights on the tail light come on and when i press the brakes the the head light low beam light up LOL

any ideas where to look??????

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:00 pm 
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current always looks for the easiest way....so if you have bad earth connection the current will go anywhere, especially if the bulb holders are wet or dirty or rusty,

Its a common problem on cars like my coupe, turn the indicators on and the brake lights will flash, hit the breaks and one indicator light comes on etc etc etc anything could happen, its just bad connections....very unlikely to be anything else.....whenever it happens to my coupe I just clean up the connections and all is well again!!!!

check the wiring diagram, but it sounds like you found the earth connections as there would not be too many, just look around and see where there are wires connected to the car body and clean u[p the connection, ie take it off give it a good clean even with sand paper and coat with a wipe of wd40 and reconnect, also check for wet wiring connectors, as water conducts elecricity and might get current where it is not wanted again bad earth agrevates that problem..

If you still having problems take it to auto electrician, also check that the wiring looks original, and has not been cut or modded in any way which is not likely in most cases
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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:08 pm 
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Its could also be a faulty socket or damaged wiring for a trailer harness.

Remove each brake light and try again, if the fault goes away carefully inspect each socket and bulb to ensure its not shorting both wires out.
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