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

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Collector, May 11, 2018.

  1. Collector

    Collector Apprentice

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Hoofddorp,Netherlands,Europe
    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.
     
  2. Collector

    Collector Apprentice

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Hoofddorp,Netherlands,Europe
    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 .!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. pontiacgp

    pontiacgp Canadian Prime Minister

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    21,743
    Likes Received:
    2,930
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    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?
     
    #3 pontiacgp, May 12, 2018
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
  4. fleming442

    fleming442 Royal Smart Person

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2013
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    856
    Trophy Points:
    113
    LOL WTH IS A "10 amp transformator"?
     
  5. pontiacgp

    pontiacgp Canadian Prime Minister

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    21,743
    Likes Received:
    2,930
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
  6. Collector

    Collector Apprentice

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Hoofddorp,Netherlands,Europe
    @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.
     
  7. pontiacgp

    pontiacgp Canadian Prime Minister

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    21,743
    Likes Received:
    2,930
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    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
     
    #7 pontiacgp, May 13, 2018
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
  8. Collector

    Collector Apprentice

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Hoofddorp,Netherlands,Europe
    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.
     
  9. pontiacgp

    pontiacgp Canadian Prime Minister

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    21,743
    Likes Received:
    2,930
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    if I check a fuse and find there is no current I stop there and look for the cause of the problem.
     
  10. 455'ed80Regal

    455'ed80Regal Master Mechanic
    Silver

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Lincoln, MO
    It's an EU "thing-a-majig doo-hickey". lol
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
Loading...
Similar Threads - led headlight install Forum Date
LED Headlights Electrical Dec 8, 2016
Monte Carlo LED Headlight Conversion Electrical Jun 12, 2016
Who has a sealed beam headlight conversion? Electrical Mar 7, 2014
JW speaker 8800 LED headlights Electrical Dec 11, 2013
Sealed H4 to HID conversion headlights Electrical May 15, 2011

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice