Electrical faults 3000s mk2

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DBSV8
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Electrical faults 3000s mk2

Post by DBSV8 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:15 am

Quick one before i search for my haynes manual , Just fired the car up and rear brake lights stay on even with key removed and indicators dont flash is this a grounding issue many thanks

Bug
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Re: Electrical faults 3000s mk2

Post by Bug » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:33 pm

Check the rear light clusters aren't cracked by the screws being done up too tight.
Tbh though, that's more common on the Mk3s.

The brake lights could be the switch on the pedal sticking, but don't see how that would affect the indicators?

DBSV8
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Re: Electrical faults 3000s mk2

Post by DBSV8 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:23 am

gave the indicator stalk connections a good spray with WD40 and moved the connectors and suddenly full beam was back on , the brake lights were a sticking pedal release connection , and i bought a flashing unit multi plug .......but discovered it wont work on the mark 2 . so ive ordered the correct Lucas SFB 105 unit ....lets hope this does the trick

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Re: Electrical faults 3000s mk2

Post by Bug » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:23 am

The smug feeling you get when you make a lucky guess. ;)

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