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Headlights 'Load shed'!
02-15-2015, 12:04 PM
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Headlights 'Load shed'!
1991 2.5 Microbus

Driving home last night I realised my low beam headlights were not on. High beam and sidelights working normally. This morning I found the main beam 20Amp fuse (No16, in the upper relay rack) blown, end of problem I thought - but a new fuse made no difference though it didn't blow again. Both individual 10A fuses (Nos 1 & 2) are intact and I've swapped the main beam headlight relay (No 15) twice with no change.

Haven't looked any further yet but as far as I can tell from the wiring diagrams this must mean either a spontaneous wiring fault (unlikely), a failure of both headlight bulbs (very unlikely) or no power being fed from the ignition switch (prime suspect). - Or have I missed something?

All wisdom gratefully received.
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Colin
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02-15-2015, 02:01 PM
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Headlights 'Load shed'!
Sounds like the headlight switch, I've got stock at the Cape Town branch

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2.5i SSA PlayBus Syncro 1989
2.5i Factory 5 Cylinder Syncro 1991
2.0i Cox Camper Syncro 1989
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1.9TDI Golf Syncro 1991

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02-20-2015, 09:15 AM
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RE: Headlights 'Load shed'!
Amazing, the very last thing I would have expected and it had me scratching my head a bit. The fault turned out to be a simultaneous failure of BOTH low beam filaments leaving both fuses intact and with no visible damage to the bulbs. Now how on earth could that happen? Anyway, R44 later for 2 X Lucas bulbs and "Lo! there was light, and it was good"

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02-20-2015, 09:29 AM
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RE: Headlights 'Load shed'!
Glad that you could shed some light on the situation

1989 2.1 SYNCRO
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Stuart said "They say in "Namibia" the only problem with a syncro is when it does get stuck nothing else can get there to tow it out"

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02-20-2015, 09:51 AM
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RE: Headlights 'Load shed'!
always start with the basics, before panicking

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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