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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-02, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Question NC Fairlane headlights switching off

Hi all,

Last 2 nights I have been driving around and the headlights flash off for a few secs then come back on for a few secs, off again, on again, this doesn't let up. Any ideas???


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-02, 03:17 AM
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Give all the headlight wireing a good going over - start from the headlights and work back. Check for dirty earths, power to the relays etc - I think you'll find your problem.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-02, 04:06 AM
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I had the same problem with my ED fairmont and traced it back to the 30amp circuit breaker for the headlight. It had water in it at some stage and was damaged and rusty as a result. It is located on the relay panel in the engine compartment and you can get a new one at any ford dealer for about $10.
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Thumbs up max amps being pulled

this happens on my ute
i have 6x 100 watt globes running and after say 4 mins of them all on at once it starts doing exactly what your saying
on , off on off etc till i turn the driving lights off and it then holds the 400 watts ok
running any exta light s ???

WOT ??? We having a rest day now are we ??
and what time was it on friday again ?
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there is a circuit breaker under your header tank that has two thick yellow wires going to it
replace this and your problems will go away
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