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Oh dear, very confused

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on: April 23, 2020, 10:42:10 PM

Hi all,

First chance Iíve had to have a toddle in the buggy( 1/2 mile). On
My return and after a bit of a potter discovered a challenge. Now Iím no electrical guru, but discovered a problem. Head lights are fine until I try full beam. If I put to full beam , not always I blow a fuse 😂 I have rewired from 6 to 16 fuses in the last 12 months. Think I may have a sticking dip stalk at the steering wheel, if that makes sense ;D
Could I have a sticking relay🤷🏻‍♂️

Advice appreciated. Like I said Iím no electrician xx


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Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 08:10:05 AM
the column switch makes an earth contact to operate the relay and each headlight beam should have a separate fuse. The relay has a live feed for headlamp flash and an ignition feed for the driving function.
What size fuse is blowing and which circuit.




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Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 10:01:14 AM

Snoopy, appreciate your response. My headlamp fuses are fine. However lose main and dip if operate the dip switch a few times, also the fuel tank level indication goes off and ignition light comes on.
Fear I may have crossed something when I rewired. Itís a 7.5 amp fuse.
Need to check all circuits and labelling.
Thanks Paul


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Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 11:15:22 AM
Could be a short in the column shroud as the wires are very close to the casing it may be moving the switch makes a contact.


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Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 11:33:52 AM

Thanks Snoopy will do some investigating  :P :P


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Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 01:56:39 PM
Could be a short in the column shroud as the wires are very close to the casing it may be moving the switch makes a contact.

That was going to be my suggestion as have heard similar on here before   :-\
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Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 06:49:05 PM

Gents, and update to my Ďblowing fuseí issue. Checked all connections, couldnít find anything wrong.
Decided to operate my flasher stalk a few times with all power disconnected. Powered up, all seems well. All lights, full and dip beams okay. Can only presume it was a sticking contactor :-\
My steering column is from an early Seat.
Seems okay.
Thanks for your help.
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Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 06:58:26 PM
Must have been a faulty batch of fuses then  ;-)up

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Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 07:36:52 PM

 ;D