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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Headlight Switch not illuminating Reply with quote

Hello Gents,

I replaced my headlight switch bulb but it seems very temperamental. Now it doesn't illuminate at all. The bulbs seem to get stuck. Could it be poor contact? Has anyone else had the same problem??

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will be an led replacement somewhere, get one of those.
You may have another duff bulb.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks S! I bulk bought the bulbs. I've tried a few but their contacts seem to be quite temperamental.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LED replacements arrived today, but they still don't illuminate. The first one flickered for a while but I am convinced that the contact is poor.

Does anyone know if can just replace the barrel?

Having had it working since I purchased the car it is soooooo frustrating that it's not now!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My (964) switch isnt working either. Removed the bulb and it was a good 'un but I cant get it to illuminate Dont know

Tried a new bulb to no avail nooo
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this issue too, but solved it by lightly tweaking the wire contacts on the bulb and then firmly pushing it home in the socket.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to give it one more go today by playing around with the wire contacts. Next step is to order a new part frustrated
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the same problem with flickering bulb. Think it was poor quality halfords brand. Bought pack of ten Lucas branded from my local motor factors (Bennets in St Albans) and first one cured the problem. Pack of ten was only £3.60 versus £2 for one bulb from Halfords. These were conventional filament not LED.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry - double post.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My replacement osram bulbs didnt fix my darkness... Stumped.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to resurrect this thread again, but it seems the best way to trya and resolve my issues.

I found that 3 of my dashboard knob where not illuminating, Fog lights, Heated door mirrors and Headlights.

Bought 3 x 286 12v 1,2w capless bulbs from Halfords. Couldn't get the bulb to light in the Fog knob, until I realised that the whole knob is a screw fit, so tightened it up and "Hey presto!".

But I can't seem to get the Headlight working at all, even when I realised that it doesn't come on with the lights it is linked to the ignition.

So is it possible that this bulb should be a 2721, rather than a 286?

Any other suggestions gratefully received.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

motivator wrote:

So is it possible that this bulb should be a 2721, rather than a 286?


Yes I think so. Osram 2721 in mine.

I bought a box of 10 on Amazon for I forget how much, but it was cheap.

Box says:
1.2W . W2x4.6d
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, i have ordered one from amazon, lets hope this makes the difference.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Lighting switch Reply with quote

I had this same problem with my newly acquired 993 ( post 12/7), I had great difficulty removing the bulb but eventually did. Replaced it with a new Osram and it still did not light. After much fiddling it still refused to light so I gave up.
However next time I switched on the ignition IT LIT, switched off, switched on, removed key, switched on again and it now works.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How bizarre!. I have ordered the 2721 bulb now. But I will try the existing 286 replacement again, just in case I have the same as you.
Thanks😀
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im not sure the swich is supposed to light up. I recall reading on Rennlist it was something to do with reflections at night. Certainly like this on the 964 so I doubt the 993 is any different.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Headlight Switch not illuminating Reply with quote

Having read an earlier post on this subject I checked my switch and it didn't illuminate. The bulb had expired.

I changed it for one I had in the garage and it worked but I think the ignition and/or lights must be 'on' for it to work.

Try the different combinations of ignition and switch positions.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ras62 wrote:
Im not sure the swich is supposed to light up. I recall reading on Rennlist it was something to do with reflections at night. Certainly like this on the 964 so I doubt the 993 is any different.


So what would be the purpose of the bulb within the switch? Confused

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I changed it for one I had in the garage and it worked but I think the ignition and/or lights must be 'on' for it to work.


My switch is illuminated when the ignition is on but the lights don't need to be on.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Lighting switch Reply with quote

Here are a couple of pics. ON with ignition switched on, OFF with ignition switched off, irrespective whether the lights being on or off.
 



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the photos, I knew that it must light up, but having changed the bulb for a Halfords 286 and having just checked it again, still no joy😞
Now waiting for the Osram 2721 in the slim hope that it will make the difference.
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