Electrics followup post 25112

Submitted: Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:05
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After being quoted $400 plus by two out of town auto elrctricians for a GQ starter motor rebuild I rang around and found a generic one, brand new for $395. Fitted it this arvo and it works well.

Next electrical question

Right hand headlight does not beam on High beam. Standard Bosch sealed beam headlight. Fuse OK.....Fusible link OK..........Low beam OK. Cannot find where it is earthed.

Any ideas ?
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:58

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:58
willem
high beam can go but still have low beam operating only way to really tell is to put a multi meter across the contacts and test neg to 1 terminal neg to other terminal

steve
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 19:03

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 19:03
ps willem i think you may need a new headlight but you dont want to know that !!!!!!!
steve
i see we have a access violation happening again
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 19:11

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 19:11
Thanks Steve

Bought a new headlight today and the problem is still there. No highbeam and only in the one headlight. Flashing the light also does not work. Low bean works and everything works on LH light. Puzzle?
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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 20:16

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 20:16
wrap your oldie up and send it down on the bus...i'll take it to brother-in-crook er law and see what it will cost to recon.......
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 20:25

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 20:25
Thanks mate. Will bring it down next time I come to Town

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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:31

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:31
stick it on the bus..it will be fixed before you get down here
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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:17

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:17
Willem, are you running spotties? and did you tap into the high beam wire to activate your relay? Maybe you've got a cut wire to your sealed beam. Rus.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:26

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:26
No mate, no spotties but have just completed 16,000km corrugated trip out west and a few things shook loose. It is a new light

Have followed the wire as close as I can back to the fusible link. Have not taken wire covers off though. Might have to do some more test light testing.
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Follow Up By: Russel & Mary - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:31

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 21:31
Ok Willem, I give up then. I'll go back to my scotch & cola. Sorry I couldn't help. Rus.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 22:14

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 22:14
Willem
Check with a multi meter across terminals of hi beam maybe the filament is blown
and low beam is OK

Richard
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:27

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:27
Sorry didn't read the above question properly
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 22:51

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 22:51
Willem

Sealed beams usually will fit either side. If this is so in your case, plug the two s-beams into the the other side, one at a time of course, just to test/establish if they are OK.

If not then you know where to start.

Also, what was wrong with the starter motor.

Ken
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 18:11

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 18:11
HI Ken

Its the wiring to the High Beam...but where?

Starter motor is stuffed. Have not pulled it apart yet but it looks like the original one....299,000km
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 08:07

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 08:07
Gee Willem , you told me you bought a new test light. Just unplug the light boot , and check temonals there for power . Also make sure the earth is ok , if there is no power there , follow the line up to the relay , it way be possible that you have 2 relays fo the high beam lefty and right . Also check the fuses as they are also left and right some times .

Regards EC
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 18:14

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 18:14
Hi Eric

Using a mulitmeter and a test light I have narrowed the problem down to the High Beam wire being faukty between the dashboard and the headlight socket. Havent found the relay yet but no doubt it will take me a couple of days with my limited knowledge of electrics lol

BTW the fusiblke link is OK. Also cant find where the light socket wires are earthed.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:13

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:13
Willem

Have you had a look under the black panel that sits half way down the drivers side inside guard ? there are some relay there that you would want to check.

Follow the wire from the head light backwards and costantly check to see if it has power , this way you will find were the break in the wirring is

Have fun
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:28

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:28
Willem, use the working wire on the other side and set up another relay under the bonnet and run the wire to the other side, easier than trying to find a bruk wire
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:39

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 21:39
hmmm I sugest against doing that lol. Engine bay starts looking like a wirring desaster after a while lol

i think you shoudl find the original fault . The existing fault make cause havic in the future , if its a brocken wire baby not . but if its a wire that earthing and has blown a fuse , it way cause a disaster in the future is someone replaces fuse ect.

I am sure you are familiar with rewiring a car willem after a wire meltdown lol .

No Offence intended to our good buddy Bonz , just not what i would do

cheers boys
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 08:06

Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 08:06
Hi Bonz

I like that idea! Had to do something similar with the G60(hmmmm....seems to be a Nissan trait lol).
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 08:11

Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 08:11
The G 60 , hmm that car rings a bell . Could that have been the car you re wired ? lol

have fun bud , look at the bright side , it has given you something to do lol

cheers mate
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 08:22

Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 08:22
Yes Eric I know all about loom meltdowns on the Birdsville Track. Oh what fun!!!

Now, there are no blown fuses or blown fusible links. I cannot find a relay for the lights in the wiring diagram. I will continue to look for the problem which I have narrowed down to under the dashboard as per the wiring diagram. Have not found any relays in box on side of battery which relate to lights...but then again I am only a novice.

Then there is also the case for the Temperature Gauge which does not work and the Oil Sender gauge which is now working again after being out of service for 2 months.

Basically I think that this truck has some inherent electrical problems and maybe I should trade it in somewhere on a less complicated 4by lol
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