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#1 cornfrog

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:50 AM

Hi guys. I'm new to this and a bit raw so i'll try and explain as best i can.
I have a 1.6 petrol mondeo 97 on a P plate.
The problem is, that i have high beam and what looks like side lights (very low light next to the indicator) but the normal driving/dip beam have gone. I changed the switch on the dash and checked all the fuses and it's still the same (no dip beam)
I was told to check the relay but i've no idea how to do that or even what it looks like.
Can anyone help? Please
Hugh


#2 stevieb12345

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:54 AM

Which fuse box did you check? are they not working on both sides?

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:02 AM

Hi. Yes it's both sides that are out and i checked the fuses under the bonnet next to the battery and all the fuses under the glove compartment and they all work. Is this starting to sound expensive?

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:12 AM

There are two brown 7.5 amp fuses number 15 and 16 in the engine box which you have checked and a dipped beam relay also in the engine bay fuse box! its R9

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:33 AM

Job done, thank you for your help. I pulled relay R9 once i found the diagram under the cover, i pulled it out cleaned the pins cause they were a bit crusty, put it back and i now have dip beam.
It was a 2 minute job that's taken me hours
Once again, thank you

Hugh

Ps. Going to get one of those manuals now.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:38 AM

No probs. :L Its always the simple things. The hayens manual is really handy to have.