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white_sri
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30th Jan 06 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have one headlight thats very dim. i checked the bulb and connections and came to the conclusion that its a bad earth. but how do i go about checking this, and is there anything else that it could be.?
Reedy
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Originally posted by white_sri
i have one headlight thats very dim. i checked the bulb and connections and came to the conclusion that its a bad earth. but how do i go about checking this, and is there anything else that it could be.?



If its a bad earth you need a volt meter thingy. Then get a good earth and touch this with one of the ends and the other end should touch the bad earth if there is a high voltage then its ok. I think thats how it goes. Not done that in awhile so im abit rusty on it.
Rob_Corsa
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use a multimeter on ohms to find out which pin is earth then temporarily make another earth to the battery -ve.
Failing that check the supply voltage at the conector when the lights are tuned on and compare to good side.

What you said reedy dont make too much sense, if it was a good earth the volt difference would be 0.



[Edited on 30-01-2006 by Rob_Corsa]
Reedy
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quote:
Originally posted by Rob_Corsa
use a multimeter on ohms to find out which pin is earth then temporarily make another earth to the battery -ve.
Failing that check the supply voltage at the conector when the lights are tuned on and compare to good side.

What you said reedy dont make too much sense, if it was a good earth the volt difference would be 0.


[Edited on 30-01-2006 by Rob_Corsa]


Sorry yeah thats what i meant. A multimeter thats the name of it. Basically what you said is what i blurbaled out.

 
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