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#1 chalky_bertie

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:16 PM

Afternoon,

 

Getting know where fast on the web.  My passenger side headlight leveller motor is constantly running when the main beam is on (when the sidelights are on it does not do this).  I am trying to stop this and the only way I can thinnk of at the minute is to buy a new headlight (around the £50 mark) so wondering if anyone else knew what to do or has had the same problem.  I got the car 2nd hand so not sure it's background.  When I unplug the wire box attached to the headlight it stops and turns the headlight off (not great with cars and repairs but will give anything a go)

 

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

Didn't somebody else have this problem recently, which turned out to be a bulb that had been put in upside down?



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:15 PM

Is it a duff levelling motor or the wiring itself?

You can get new motors seperate from the light unit from Ford.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

I will check the bulb in the 1st instance - thanks.

 

How would I check the wiring to see if it was that or the motor?

 

Will I have to take the full light housing away from the main body of the car?

 

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:20 PM

The motor will be at the bottom of the light unit itself.
The motor body twists 90 degrees and unlocks from the light body then the plastic pin has a ball joint that unhooks from it's notch.
Make sure the adjuster wheel is at 0 to give you maximum play to remove it.
The wiring plug is a 3 wire job and just pulls out.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:54 PM

Evenning,

 

I mean "normal" lights (dipped?)  The ones I use every mornig when I go to work.  I will be able to check the bulbs on Saturday due to work and childcare :-) 

 

I am thinking of taking the lights out and swapping them over to see if it does on the opposite side?

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

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