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Hi, I don't know if anyone has any ideas about this, my inner headlights did'nt work at all so I checked that there was power going to them which there was and then removed the surrounds - which was fun and took nearly two hours and changed the bulbs - result they now work - hooray

but all the time, even with the switch off and the pods in their down position, the only way to turn them off is to remove the relay. As far as I can tell with my limited technical ability there is only one live at the relay regardless of any switch or ignition key position, as I understood a relay has a permanent live on one pole and another live switches the main current on? so I think I'm missing a live from the switch - or have I got this totally wrong. The outer lights are fine and the pods come up correctly. As usual any help would be really appreciated. Even with all these problems I still use the car pretty much every day and it's a great drive. Nice twisty roads on the way to Rye each day for me.

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Yes one contact of the relay has a permanent positive, and one is switched.

You note they're on permanently, so I'd guess that relay is shot.

You don't specifically state the switched positive isn't working, but if that's what you mean, it should really just be the same switched positive as for the relay for the outer main beam, maybe a wire has been dislodged.

Andy

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Yes one contact of the relay has a permanent positive, and one is switched.

You note they're on permanently, so I'd guess that relay is shot.

You don't specifically state the switched positive isn't working, but if that's what you mean, it should really just be the same switched positive as for the relay for the outer main beam, maybe a wire has been dislodged.

Andy

Thanks Andy, no the switched positive is not working, I did wonder whether I could link the switched positive from the outer main beam relay, rather than try to find the fault - or maybe I'm being lazy.

Thanks for the help

Brian

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My blue Turbo has an SE wiring harness, and I cannot remember if the wire simply goes form one relay to the other, I can't see any reason why it would be split into two any further back, after all the current to drive 2 relays isn't great.

Just check there isn't a short on the existing wire, and it's clear jump from one relay to the other, it should be fine.

Andy

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My blue Turbo has an SE wiring harness, and I cannot remember if the wire simply goes form one relay to the other, I can't see any reason why it would be split into two any further back, after all the current to drive 2 relays isn't great.

Just check there isn't a short on the existing wire, and it's clear jump from one relay to the other, it should be fine.

Andy

Thanks for that - I'll give it a go in the morning

Brian

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