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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Side Light Out - Warning Reply with quote

Side Light Out - Warning

I have replaced the bulb and still no go.

Do I need a code reader to reset the fault?

EDIT

I needed to change the correct bulb...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A blown bulb and no , the system won't shut it down for just that .. if it was a wiring fault then yes i would expect so .. i would check and clear the fault codes first as it's obviously not a bulb .

After that it's a wiring check to see if you have a broken wire with the earth being the most obvious .

i've not checked a wiring diagram atm but am happy to investigate further if needed .

If your taking it to a garage then i'll leave it at that .. if not i'll investigate further .
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi deMort.
I sorted out the problem thanks.

When I came to change the bulb I brought the small bulb and when I looked with the cluster still on the car it looked like the larger halogen bulb had gone.

So I got a new one and fitted the halogen one and still got the error.

Pulled and checked fuses ( a 997 fuse diagram is hard to find and I am still looking for a good one) fuses all good.

Disconnected battery to see if that cleared the fault. It didn't.
Googled lots and thought it was the expensive front control unit.
Getting stressed at this point as I need the car for work and also MOT on Friday.

Posted the error on FB 997 Enthusiasts page and one guy said , have you actually changed the small side bulb?

So did and it worked and the error cleared.

You live and learn...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aghh ok , excellent .

I have a poor picture of the fuses which i'll post below but you'll need to open in a new tab or find a way to zoom in .
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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