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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-05, 03:01 AM
Jeff
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Short in Reversing light circuit

As soon as I put the Disco into reverse it blows the fuse for the reversing
lights (and indicators etc).
I have isolated the rear light clusters and the short is not there.

It is chucking it down with rain at the moment so I haven't crawled
underneath yet, but I was wondering if it was common for the reverse switch
itself to go short to earth, or are there any common places where the wiring
suffers?

Regards
Jeff




 
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-05, 10:01 AM
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Re: Short in Reversing light circuit

In message <de46qv$hs3$1@news8.svr.pol.co.uk>, Jeff <jeff@local.host>
writes
>As soon as I put the Disco into reverse it blows the fuse for the reversing
>lights (and indicators etc).
>I have isolated the rear light clusters and the short is not there.
>
>It is chucking it down with rain at the moment so I haven't crawled
>underneath yet, but I was wondering if it was common for the reverse switch
>itself to go short to earth, or are there any common places where the wiring
>suffers?
>
>Regards
>Jeff
>
>



Has it recently had the gearbox out?

The loom to the switch could be trapped. Look around the difflock lever
that runs down the side of the main gearbox.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-05, 10:01 AM
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Re: Short in Reversing light circuit

> Has it recently had the gearbox out?
>
> The loom to the switch could be trapped. Look around the difflock lever
> that runs down the side of the main gearbox.
> --
> Marc Draper


No the gearbox hasn't been out recently, but sod's law has prevailed, start
looking for the fault and the short disappeared.

Jeff


 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-05, 03:01 AM
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Re: Short in Reversing light circuit

Jeff
Seem to remember the same problem with my old 200 Tdi.
Might be getting mixed up with cars though!
Have a look at the wiring IRO the gearbox. Mine was chaffed.

Mike

"Jeff" <jeff@local.host> wrote in message
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> > Has it recently had the gearbox out?
> >
> > The loom to the switch could be trapped. Look around the difflock lever
> > that runs down the side of the main gearbox.
> > --
> > Marc Draper

>
> No the gearbox hasn't been out recently, but sod's law has prevailed,

start
> looking for the fault and the short disappeared.
>
> Jeff
>
>



 
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-05, 04:01 AM
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Re: Short in Reversing light circuit


"Mike Derrick" <mike@derrick.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Jeff
> Seem to remember the same problem with my old 200 Tdi.
> Might be getting mixed up with cars though!
> Have a look at the wiring IRO the gearbox. Mine was chaffed.
>
> Mike
>
>


Had a look but can't see anything at the moment.

(;-((

Jeff


 
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