Spotlights = changed to different vehicle, won't work

Hi there -
I changed the spotties fomr our 80s Landcruiser over to the newer 100 series. and the spotties from the 100series went on to the 80series.

I can't get the new set on the 100series to work. But they work back on the other car.

Any thoughts?

Dave B.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 15:17

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 15:17
Are you relying on an earth return?

If the bullbar is not well earthed or it is painted or powder coated the lamp housing may not be making contact with the frame.

cheers
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Follow Up By: Liz S2 - Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 15:24

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013 at 15:24
Hi Bantam,thanks for your input,i will look at it again from your reply..cheers..dave b
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Reply By: Shaver - Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 08:27

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 08:27
A Multimeter is your best friend. You can buy a cheap one for about $20. They are not that hard to use for the unanitiated !
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Follow Up By: Liz S2 - Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 22:10

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 22:10
yes thanks shaver i will be down the shop real soon..cheers
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 16:23

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 16:23
it was always quite straight forward once...all you did ...(as you most likely know) is to find the high beam at the headlights (usually always a + feed) and route through the dash switch to the relay.

These days some vehicles use a - switching for high beam...if yours does then maybe you have that issue?......and as a consequence you are switching / joining two negatives?...a friend had that very same problem last week on his vehicle...and after much brain scratching that was the issue.

maybe find the wire at the rear of the headlights and with your multi meter check that it is - or +........when activated

if so then a simple solution to re wire the relay accordingly......

that may help you

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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 13:31

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 13:31
Take it to your local sparky!
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