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#1 trikidy

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

My interior light was fine, but I wanted to upgrade it to the LED white bulb ones.

I popped the thing off, took the bulb out and then put the new one in. It didn't work so I tried swapping it round (+ and -). While I was doing this it did spark a bit at me, very lightly.

 

Now it doesn't work! Tried putting other bulb back in but that doesn't work now!

 

 

If it's not broke don't fix it...but now it is broke and I wonder if I have blown a fuse for it? Cigarette and radio still working fine.

 

Ideas the lovely Ford Forum?!

 

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#2 trikidy

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:37 PM

The horn doesn't work so must be a fuse...now to find out where the fuses are...



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:39 PM

Check your horn mate, I'm pretty sure it shares a fuse with your interior light :-)

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

Lol you sussed it out before me... If its a mk6 then open your glove box and squeeze in both sides and it will open wider, your fuse box is situated behind it.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

Had to take the glovebox out as couldnt get it to open wider, change of the 15a fuse and bobs my uncle!

 

All working now!

 

 

Cheers :)



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

No worries mate glad to hear its all sorted.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

For some reason all Fords dislike having the courtesy light fiddled with.
I've blown loads of fuses fiddling with my light.
Should have learned by now I suppose ;)

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:29 PM

I changed mine no problem must have the magic touch ;)

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:51 PM

I changed mine no problem must have the magic touch ;)

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

I just destroyed the interior light itself somehow on my previous Fiesta, fuses were fine, just the light never worked again. Not a clue why...

 

Still, I'm gonna give the new one a go and if that stops working then I have a spare :P



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

Mine did exactly the same thing david , it still isn't working now haha god knows why

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

Mine did exactly the same thing david , it still isn't working now haha god knows why

 

Did the switch fall out? Apparently that's what killed mine after asking my dad.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

The circuit strips bend very easily, it wouldn't take much to snap one or cause it to short across to others.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

Can anyone help identify these bulbs?

 

http://www.fordowner...e-bulbs-please/



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:29 PM

Going back [mumbles] years I'd say they were front sidelight bulbs - but given I've only just got back into Fords after an 8 years break and a classic MGB, they could be anything. Certainly look the right size, but I had an inkling Ford changed to push in rather than bayonet some years ago.
Of course, if you had a 1966 Morris Oxford they'd fit.....



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