After led headlight install no turns/hazards/brake lights.

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Aug 28, 2011
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Hello All,
Hope some electrical wizzard can point me in the right direction.
Wiring loom completly original, except disconnected running lights since its illegal overhere to haven them, all is intact only the small bulbs are removed (park i think) and one of the three wires for the turnsignals are cut off.
Everything worked fine.
Then i had an idea, i wanted to run the headlights trhough some relais in order to save the light switch a bit.
Thats no to exited so far, only now i have no turns signals no hazard and no brake lights.
Fuses are all in good working order and i have changed out the blinker realias for some other working ones .
My question is,? are the relais the one messing things up ?
If i take my meter on diode setting (BeepMode) and measure my turnsignal socket earth terminal and light terminal then it beeps? (both sides)
Next question is , when i cut off the black wire from the turnsignal socket and connect it to the chassis can that be the cause of my problems ? i was thinking only the colored wires became hot when flashing ? (dark/Light Bleu wires)
cant figure out where i went wrong in replacing everything.
 

Collector

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Aug 28, 2011
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Found it !
The fuse box gets its current from different places, the one thats connected to the starter motor provides current for the dome light and other acc.
Then there is the one thats connected to the plus side of the alternator, and since i am in the process to change out the battery cables i had forgotten to provide the new battery cable with some power source. In this case i use a 10 amp transformator with short protection to test things out. After a bit of sleeples night overthinking what i had done it suddenly hit me ? what if ....
and yes thats the one .!!
 

pontiacgp

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That's great that you found the problem. How did you fix the wire to feed the fuse box and how did you check that the fuses were good when they were not being fed any power?
 
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@potiacgp used a multimeter and pulled the fuses one by one and checked them with the meter.
There was no need to fix the wire, the wire was okay, the only problem was its was not connected to any powersource, on the fuse box you see little arrows pointing down where a fuse is, the arrow means thats the hot side of the fuse, so with a probe in the hot side and the other probe from the meter, i figured out that the wire i needed was connected on the alternator without a powersource.

@flemming442 a transformator is a transformer it reduces from 220 volts to12 volts with a max current of 10 ampere. (powersupply)

I am from the Netherlands so its kinda difficult to translate tecnical stuff, but i dare you to wright something tecnical in dutch without using a translate program HAHAHAHAHAH !



https://www.google.nl/url?sa=i&sour...aw0pPbGd-RkEfnis7G6_HhWv&ust=1526277992638289


The reason i use an external power supply, when things go bad the power supply is short protected, a battery is not.
When you make a short circuit by accident the wires go up in smoke if you use a battery, if you use a power supply it cuts the power when a short circuit is made.
 

pontiacgp

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I find it easier and quicker to test the fuses with a circuit tester, with the circuits on and test each side of the fuse which will show power is good.

when the language gets technical no mater what language it is in it's all foreign to me...:p
 
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I find it easier and quicker to test the fuses with a circuit tester, with the circuits on and test each side of the fuse which will show power is good.

when the language gets technical no mater what language it is in it's all foreign to me...:p
That will work IF theres a current running towards the fusebox, if not then circuit tester is of no use.
In my case no current towards the fuse box because i forgot the new battery cable.
 

pontiacgp

Canadian Prime Minister
Mar 31, 2006
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That will work IF theres a current running towards the fusebox, if not then circuit tester is of no use.
In my case no current towards the fuse box because i forgot the new battery cable.
if I check a fuse and find there is no current I stop there and look for the cause of the problem.
 

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