EL Question - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-02, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
speedkills so snort Slowr
crzyxf's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Endeavour Hills
Posts: 325
EL Question

I dont know much about my mums EL (cuz i drive my xf) but since she bought it the RH tailight and LH headlight are always either not working or the headlight stays on the parker strength......

Its one of the first EL (96) WTF is goin on. i change globes in it and a week later their gone. Is something overcharging the globes or is this typical of el's. Ive seen quite a few el's around that have the same problem....>!!!


On the Seventh Day God Created FORD
New Ride ------> 71 XY 351 9" 3.9 C10
Just got it started Animalistic I tell ya
crzyxf is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-09-02, 01:20 AM
400 kg ego
Troutman's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 6,188
Unanswered threads are being returned to the top.

Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President

1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S
Troutman is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-09-02, 03:04 AM
removed as previously discussed!
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NSW
Posts: 675
Could be bad ground maybe, or a lose connection, i had that problem, my bulb was loose, fixed it up .. jiggle it a bit, check yoru connections, get a test light etc see if its all good

otherwise make sure your not puttin gover 55w bulbs or theywill blow as well!

:: Australian Ford Falcon Modifications ::
Tech Articles, Modifications and Forums for EA, EB, ED, EF, EL, AU and now BA Falcons!
fUSiON is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-02, 06:01 AM
No longer around
MADNC_8's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Geelong
Age: 36
Posts: 4,882
anything over 55 watt globes in an EF/EL will melt the polycarbonate headlight lenses
MADNC_8 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-02, 03:01 PM
Well Paid, Trained Monkey
oz_orion's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 38
Posts: 123
I had a similar problem with my EF Fairmont Ghia. My right hand tail-light would either stay on Park when the brake was depressed, or sometimes just go out all together. I changed the bulbs and it would work for a while and then happen again.

I discovered that the problem was that the small groves in the side of the bulb mount which hold the bulb in position had worn up too high, meaning the bulb was sitting too high and not contacting properly. I fixed the problem by buying a new taillight wiring loom from the wreckers - cost me $30.

Hope this helps.
oz_orion is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-02, 06:39 AM
Birth, Drift, Death...
Rollin's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Drifting Brisbane...
Age: 35
Posts: 3,039
dont touch the glass on the headlight bulb EVER - its not actually glass its quartz, and absorbs the oils/salts etc from your skin and will blow very soon after instalation if you touch it.

Slick, Quick and Fulliii SIK!!!
Proud TQE Operator

197.4hp at the wheels, 14.505@152.46km/h
Tuning in progress...
I can get new Genuine Holden/Ford/Audi/Land Rover/Honda parts cheap, PM me!
Rollin is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EL Thermo fans question! XtRmn8 General Tech 5 08-07-04 03:29 AM
EA-ED Paint / Trim Codes XplodEd EA Exterior | Body | Paint 23 06-23-03 12:51 AM
EL XR Suspension Question ARM79 Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 4 04-21-03 03:14 AM
Question about EL XR6 YuGoStaR General Tech 17 01-14-03 02:47 AM
EF Manifold Conversion (again!) Martin General Tech 19 08-22-02 03:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome