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ScoobyDoo555
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject: OK - what else could it be? Lighting issue Reply with quote

Hi All,

TBH, I didn't expect to be back on the forum asking questions about the car - I'd hoped to be back on talking about the good stuff.

Sadly, that's not the case so I'll get to my question.

Replaced the sidelight bulbs in my Litronic units (H6W - thanks for the help there thumbsup )
HOWEVER, my offside (UK drivers right) isn't working still.
I've checked:

1. The bulb in the other headlight - no issues.
2. Double-checked the sidelight fuses and they're fine.
3. I've even done a continuity test around the wiring loom from the back of the multi-connector. Beeps like it should.

What else is there to look at?

Thanks in advance,

Dan
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Alex
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plug on the back of the light unit isn't engaging properly in the socket. Take the light unit out and have a look inside the wing where the socket is. Make sure it's not come loos or moved out of position.
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ScoobyDoo555
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll double-check: the rest of the lights are working fine and from what I can see the plug that you disconnect is the one that deals with the smaller lights (side, indicator) - I'll check it again.
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is possible to get your hand in through the wheel arch to push the connector in to place. The bracket is broken on one of my cars which stops it engaging properly by itself.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines pretty similar and when it doesn't engage properly, all the lights except the side light work.
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DanSteele
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first picked my 4s up (litronic) the offside light had a broken/missing holder for the connector, it was possible to push the connector home/ in place before the light unit was slid into the tray.

The harness may have had a few cable ties etc snipped to facilitate this, but was feasible without having to remove the arch liner (needed a slightly double jointed hand to slip in behind to push it home) .

I’ve replaced the tray now, but operated fine like that for 5k Miles or so.

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ScoobyDoo555
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem fixed.

It turns out that in all my Porsche-owning years, I was missing out the final stage of headlight installation: turning the hex key back towards the headlight and waiting to hear that "CLUNK" as it locks in place!

Confused Floor Surprised

FFS Very Happy


All up and running now - I can get it MOT'd this week Smile

Thanks again

Dan
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