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Pete's MK1 has a winking eye (headlight)

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Pete's MK1 has a winking eye (headlight)

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:27 am

Pete's MK1 roadster has a fault on the headlights, when he switches them on to dip or high beam, one of them is going up and down, even when he switches them off it continues to go up and down for a while before it stops.
What’s wrong and can you help?
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Re: Pete's Mk 1 has a winking eye(headlight)

Postby GlennyGills » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:31 pm

Is this possibly a faulty earth connection ?
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Re: Pete's Mk 1 has a winking eye(headlight)

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:29 pm

He has checked the earthing point on the headlight frame, the plug to the bulb and the earth block on the passenger side inner wing under the wiper motor, and they are all fine.

The headlight is still winking.
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Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Pete's Mk 1 has a winking eye(headlight)

Postby flea » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:10 pm

Has it got a flash to pass modification fitted? If so its not faulty or a loose connection is it?
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Re: Pete's Mk1 has a winking eye(headlight)

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:56 pm

He has removed the flash to pass, and it is still winking :sad:
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Pete's Mk1 has a winking eye(headlight)

Postby Lazza » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:42 pm

Does he have a dodgy headlight relay?
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Re: Pete's Mk1 has a winking eye(headlight)

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:06 pm

Lazza wrote:Does he have a dodgy headlight relay?

He has tried a new relay, and it is just doing the same thing.

(If it was the relay it would affect both sides, and in most case's it would not work or just go up and stay up.)
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Pete's Mk1 has a winking eye(headlight)

Postby flea » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:10 pm

mazda-mender wrote:He has removed the flash to pass, and it is still winking :sad:

Faulty switch then ?
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Re: Pete's MK1 has a winking eye (headlight)

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:31 pm

He has tried another stalk and it is still doing the same thing, he has also tried a hazard and headlight lift switch and that has made no difference :sad:
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: Pete's MK1 has a winking eye (headlight)

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:08 pm

Pete got himself a good secondhand motor and swapped them, and it is not winking any more, so it was the motor starting to give up, so happy days it is all fixed.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
http://www.mx5oc.co.uk/ http://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/ http://miata.net/ http://www.autolinkuk.co.uk/

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