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 Post subject: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:49 pm 
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HI,
My XH2 XR8 Ute has been sitting in the garage for a couple of years while i work away, and now i have started driving it again i have a problem where the dash lights and park/ tail lights will not come on initially when switched on but will come on after maybe a couple of K's down the road. It does seem to be getting longer before they come on, this morning it was about 10 K's down the motorway before they lit up. I have checked the light switch and fuses etc.
Any ideas where to look for dodgy connections?
If someone can post a wiring diagram that would be great.
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:08 am 
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I have a factory XH manual. I should be able to scan a wiring diagram and email to you? Need an email addy though. I would check first the plugs that go to the RHS engine bay loom, unplug, check, plug back in and test. They are painful to get to.
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:11 pm 
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Thanks for the reply frog.
I have checked most plugs and fuses, but i will recheck.
If you could scan and send to wmb360@live.com that would be great thanks.
Where did you buy your manual from?
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:34 pm 
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Hello,

It may be worth changing the relay. The contacts may have corroded, a cheap thing to start with that may fix it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:42 am 
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Bought the manuals from a bloke on a Facebook forum. Bought a few different manuals and paid a lot for them but they are better than Ellery and Haynes. I'll try remember to scan them at work tomorrow night.
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:56 pm 
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Thanks frog, that would be great!

96ELGLi, thanks for the reply, which relay do you think i should replace? Can you give me a location of the relay i should be checking?

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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:08 am 
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Hello,

My Gregory's covers the XH and shows the Relay in the Circuit, but not where it is. Relays are under the bonnet, and the Dash. Have a look and see if it is marked, or someone may post who can tell you. It is a good place to start, as you can see if you have power, and the signal from the switch. Or just the relay as the fault. The owners manual would be worth a look. I have also in the past found mistakes in Gregory's wiring diagrams.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:34 pm 
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Thanks for the information 96ELGli i will try and locate.

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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:09 am 
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Hi All,

Have checked all relays i can find, still no lights...
If someone can scan a wiring diagram that would be a great help.

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RMR21
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:09 pm 
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I forgot to take into work, I'm back tomorrow so I'll try get it done.
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:33 pm 
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Sent you 7 scans relating to headlights. Let us know what you find and if you need anymore.
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Thanks frog!

Much appreciated!

Will let you know when i find the problem.

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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Thanks again frog for the drawings, found the park light relay above the handbrake, and tested and replaced it. Now all lights are go!

Cheers. :D
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 Post subject: Re: XH2 XR8 Instrument panel and park lights are intermittent
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:28 pm 
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Awesome work. Glad they helped.
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