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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:14 pm 
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Hello
when driving home on quiet NZ nights, my headlights turn off and I almost crash....bad
but its ok my XD is still in one piece, if i stop when they turn off and wait for 5 mins with lights off, i turn on and they work again for another 10 min or so.
Any help is probably going to save my life
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:29 pm 
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Get some relays for the lights the switch cannot cope with the load :twisted: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:29 pm 
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i'd say the relay is on its way out......

are you running higher wattage bulbs?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:25 pm 
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Hey thanks for those suggestions, as far as i know the bulbs are standard, where would one locate the relay? and what does it look like?
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:31 pm 
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I'd say its more likely the headlight curcuit breaker failing and then reseting itself. It should be located in the fuse box.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:49 pm 
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I'd say its more likely the headlight curcuit breaker failing and then reseting itself. It should be located in the fuse box.

Yeah I think your right I was thinking of xw where the light switch has the circuit breaker built in and it always cuts out especially if you use halogen globes :roll: :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:13 pm 
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I'd say its more likely the headlight curcuit breaker failing and then reseting itself. It should be located in the fuse box.

Yeah I think your right I was thinking of xw where the light switch has the circuit breaker built in and it always cuts out especially if you use halogen globes :roll: :roll:
*sigh* i'm spoilt with my XF....

not 100% sure that the XD's had relays, but it could be an option to re-wire your headlights with a relay and new wiring..... would probably make them a lil brighter too

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:17 pm 
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Cool thanks for that....my next problem is that all the labels on and around the fuse box are worn off so I dont know which relay or fuse or circuit breaker does what. Also is there a better way to take out those horrible glass fuses? I keep breaking them.
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:17 pm 
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Cool thanks for that....my next problem is that all the labels on and around the fuse box are worn off so I dont know which relay or fuse or circuit breaker does what. Also is there a better way to take out those horrible glass fuses? I keep breaking them.
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:23 pm 
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there should be 1 or 2 metal cased circuit breakers running between the 2 banks of fuses

as for the fuses, pull them out with a small hook under one end, dont do it in the middle

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:43 pm 
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Ah, those metal things are the circuit breakers, thanks mate, I will check them out tomorrow when its light again, adios
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:05 pm 
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i think interceptor is right, there should be a metal-cased fuse in the fuse box.
the xd's are prone to wearing out the headlight switch on the dash.

 

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not a fuse, a circuit breaker

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:04 pm 
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Ok thanks very much for the help guys, I have another request if anyone could help.

Does anyone have a picture or a drawing of the layout of the fusebox and relay/circuit breaker box? The names of what the fuses and relays and breakers have all faded as have the ratings so I do not know what fuses to put where. XD falcon by the way
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