Dash Lights, Turn Signals and Low Beam Q's

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Dash Lights, Turn Signals and Low Beam Q's

Post by Shikeira » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:39 pm

Ever since I bought my 16v, the low beams and dash lights haven't worked.

I'm thinking that the dash lights are just burned out, as I've replaced all the fuses for them. The low beams however are a different story. The bulbs obviously work, since only the high beams will function.

We've replace the fuse for the headlights and hoped that would fix the problem. Fuse pictured below.

My turn signal, my passenger side one (which is your driver side one) has recently been flashing extremely fast, and while the front one works, the rear doesn't. When I started it up the other day, it fixed itself and now all turn signals work fine.

Any help would be appreciated! :-D
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Re: Dash Lights, Turn Signals and Low Beam Q's

Post by moser » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:14 am

The headlight bulbs have 2 filaments in so i wouldn't rule those out just yet. Take them out and check to see if the 2 coils are intact, its not unheard of to have 2 bulbs blow at the same or similar time. The fuse pictured looks more like a relay to me. if it is, its missing some wires off it. Does that run to the headlight? it looks to me that some one has done the relayed headlight mod and wires have fallen off, or they started and gave up. How to guides are all over forums for this along with easy to follow diagrams.

The indicators flash fast if there is a bulb blown so i would start by replacing the one that wasn't working. Even if its working now i've had various bulbs where the filament reconnects its self just enough to work for a while but they always go again. While you're there check you are getting a good contact in the bulb holder and the springy pin at the bottom


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Re: Dash Lights, Turn Signals and Low Beam Q's

Post by Shikeira » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:12 am

I replaced the flasher bulb and that fixed that!

I also replaced the low beam headlights with Sylvania Performance sealed beam.

No change whatsoever. I removed the relay just to see what would happen and it did absolutely nothing!

I did find a wire hidden behind the radiator that connects the inner headlights to the relay (?)

Ill get a pic tomorrow.



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Re: Dash Lights, Turn Signals and Low Beam Q's

Post by blakey » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:40 pm

I would be tempted to try and return the wiring arrangement to original spec. That may fix it, if not it should be easier to find the fault.

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Re: Dash Lights, Turn Signals and Low Beam Q's

Post by moser » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:50 am

This was the diagram i used when converting mine to relayed headlights. Quite easy to follow. The stock wiring in my case was yellow or yellow/black for headlight and white or white/black main beam. It depends what side you take the feed from as to wether the wire has the black stripe down it. Hope this helps.

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Re: Dash Lights, Turn Signals and Low Beam Q's

Post by moser » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:36 am

Forgot to say and hopefully this is obvious but everything after the stock wiring will be whatever colour the installer used so probably wont be the same as onthe diagram.


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