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weseeyou

Member Since 18 Oct 2008
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In Topic: Focus 2001 Tdi Ghia Headlamp Levelling Adjust System Fubar

20 March 2014 - 11:12 PM

ok I've done a bit of squinting at the electrical schematics in the manual and I think I have finally cracked it.

 

A live feed goes to one side of the leveling switch (which is a rotary rheostat)

 

The other side of the rheostat goes to earth

The centre tap of the rheostat feeds the variable power supply to both the headlamp levelling motors on a Blue/Red wire

 

I need to remove the 2xwire connector to both the headlamp motors and switch the ignition on and test I have a voltage .

if I have voltage then  I need to check the earth to the motors is good.

If both the live feed and the earths to the motors are ok then the motor/s might need replacing.

 

If the earth is good but there is no power from the switch I need to check the 12v supply to the switch (when I can find where it comes from grrrrrrr)

It looks like it shares the feed from the headlamp washer fuse . (Diagram 10 Haynes manual)

 

If the motors and earths and rheostat supply is ok I'll need to check/replace the levelling rheostat  or replace any defective wiring if there is a break somewhere.

 

Now if it will just stop raining tomorrow .........

good  idea but unfortunately the MOT tester who adjusted my lights said that there was no indication that the motors were being powered.

I tend to use my multimeter for testing but I'll rope SWMBO in tomorrow and try that first ^_^


In Topic: Focus 2001 Tdi Ghia Headlamp Levelling Adjust System Fubar

20 March 2014 - 11:05 PM

attachicon.gifLeveler_99-2001.5.jpg

attachicon.gifLeveler_2001.5-04.jpg

 

Here are the wd's for the levelling, the difference between them is that the motor power is taken from the Low Beam on pre 2001.5 and from side/parking lights on post 2001.5 model years.

 

Hope they help.

yes cheers Dan thats a big help thanks.

Haynes schematics are not too clear.

I should have guessed that the power would come from the headlamp feed because they would only need to be operable with the headlights on doh!

 

 


In Topic: Focus 2001 Tdi Ghia Headlamp Levelling Adjust System Fubar

20 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

ok I've done a bit of squinting at the electrical schematics in the manual and I think I have finally cracked it.

 

A live feed goes to one side of the leveling switch (which is a rotary rheostat)

 

The other side of the rheostat goes to earth

The centre tap of the rheostat feeds the variable power supply to both the headlamp levelling motors on a Blue/Red wire

 

I need to remove the 2xwire connector to both the headlamp motors and switch the ignition on and test I have a voltage .

if I have voltage then  I need to check the earth to the motors is good.

If both the live feed and the earths to the motors are ok then the motor/s might need replacing.

 

If the earth is good but there is no power from the switch I need to check the 12v supply to the switch (when I can find where it comes from grrrrrrr)

It looks like it shares the feed from the headlamp washer fuse . (Diagram 10 Haynes manual)

 

If the motors and earths and rheostat supply is ok I'll need to check/replace the levelling rheostat  or replace any defective wiring if there is a break somewhere.

 

Now if it will just stop raining tomorrow .........


In Topic: Help Needed With Paint Codes Please

06 June 2013 - 09:50 PM

thanks for your advice lester.

i am aware of course of the option to put the car into a body shop but as I'm sure you'll realise to replace a front wing and spray it would likely cost in excess of £750 ! which is probably more than the value of a 2001 Focus in poor condition. It cost  £1250 last year to replace and spray my rear bumper on another car! fortunately the insurance paid for it .

 

This is why I have chosen to do the job myself and it should  cost less than £75 including the new wing

Its a very simple job which I have done dozens of times over the past 48 years of driving , I just need to be able to order the right paint


In Topic: Help Needed With Paint Codes Please

06 June 2013 - 08:16 PM

thank you lester . i know that you are right about matching paints I have had to do quite a lot of accident repairs to my cars over the years. Bodyshops do some amazing work especially matching cellulose paint with water based paints.

 

the problem that I have here is that there are 3x different coloured paints all with the same 'P' code ,all with the same name Red Pepper and two with the same year of manufacture.1998

 

Only one of these paints is the correct one for my car.

 

Its going to cost me £30.00 to order the paint and if its the wrong one I'll have to spend a further £30.00 for the other one.This is in addition to the Red pepper paint I bought this week which is the 2003 paint which is completely the wrong colour.

 

I'm not talking about a different shade. This is a Plum colour and the car is more like a dark pepper colour .

 

God this is difficult to get across in a few lines of text