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 Post subject: EF FAIRMONT BUMPER LIGHT REPLACEMENT
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:25 pm 
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I am now dissapointed at the amount of light coming out of the "park" lights on the bumper of the Fairmont front end I put on the Futura. I have a Haynes manual and have trawled around Fordmods for a while trying to find out what I can do about this.

The bulb in it at the moment states - 24V 32CP and appears to be swappable with an indicator light. I'd like to stick in a BRIGHT one - LED, or what have you.

The wiring for these lights is spliced into the PARK LIGHT on the main headlight. What's a fix for this?

Also - The HEADLIGHTS are very dull when on PARK (rather than LOW or HIGH beam)...

Is this a 24volt circuit, or are these 24V bulbs just wrong wrong wrong?
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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:53 pm 
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err wrong x3

All filament bulbs on a Falcon are 12volt.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:03 pm 
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THANKS THANKS THANKS. Guess that if I put a 12v bulb in it would be a bit brighter then!!!! Cheers...

On another note --- I tried putting in a reversing camera today. It worked fine for about three minutes and then the wires smoked and started a small fire in the boot!

I wired it to the cigarette lighter (have removed the lighter completely and made a panel to surround the DVD player and 7.5" screen, so this was a simple matter!)

I then tested it, and it worked fine. I then ran the cables through the cabin and up into roof near rear light and reconnected camera. Still worked fine. As I was stuffing left over cable into the pilar it all smoked and caught fire.

I think possibly that the wire caught a sharp edge somewhere and earthed to the car body... At least, that is what I hope!..

The camera is probably now fried, but I cannot tell without the connector cable working!

Should I shoot myself in the head for wiring it to the cigarette lighter, or what?????


And - what else is 12v constantly on (with ignition) in the boot area of a EF / EL wagon? Would like camera to be active all the time, not just in reverse (as would be achieved by wiring to reversing light)......
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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:08 pm 
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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:13 pm 
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Mate, they are cornering lights, not park lights, they are designed to light up the corner just infront of the vehicle rather than light up the entire rpad

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:32 pm 
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Well, even if they are "cornering lights" they are so damn dim that you can hardly tell they are on when you're looking at the vehicle - Never mind trying to spot a corner whilst actually driving!

Thanks for the input tho, although I think the fact they're saying 24V on the bulb might be telling me something....
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