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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

Resurrected thread..

I thought they were LED units..??

Old favourite was a wrong wattage bulb:
Lights ok but the system sees as unexpected current draw.
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

same problem as i have comes on when lights turned on either side or main bean occassionly goes off then comes on and off during driving
but then some times doesn't show up at all
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Quote Originally Posted by derbyshire gp View Post
same problem as i have comes on when lights turned on either side or main bean occassionly goes off then comes on and off during driving
but then some times doesn't show up at all

EITHER SIDE...??
Youve got me there..?

Sounds like a poor connection.

Had any panel work done..?
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

sorry for my poor grammar.i have re-edit the post below
I have the same problem as "check running lights" comes on when lights turned on (either side lights or main beam) occassionaly goes off then comes on and off during driving.
But then some times doesn't show up at all
I dont get any errors when side lights/main beam are off so its not any of the other lights.
Only happens randomly when putting lights side/main beam on and warning triangle/check running lights either when lights are first put on and error stays on continuously or goes off stays off or randomly flashes on and off whilst driving
its done it ever since i bought the car 2 years ago just havent had time to look into it properly, So im convinced one or both of the day time running bulbs are either not can bus compatible or just faulty but both appear to work ok.
Charlie as you ask i do believe it has had some panel work before so what should i be looking for poor connections or grounding issues?
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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

look for moisture / furry connections.

probably NOT a bulb rating issue ..as that SHOULD be a constant.

good luck,
do let us know what you find.
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Well.............
several years of frustration later........
Its sorted
Some time ago i replaced both head lamp bulbs as one had gone
regular weekly check of lights working
(didnt know as always had the yellow triangle and running light check error)
(replaced both and still got yellow exclamation and check running lights error)

Yesterday got new error check day time running lights so got out and yes a bulb gone trip to auto factors for 2x bulbs replaced
(working ok but still got yellow exclamation and check running lights error)

Today quick check that bulbs are all working and a side light bulb was out
So again another trip to motor factors 2 new side light bulbs fitted and after a couple ofminutes engine running and cycles of lights on and off error cleared

so even if bulbs are/appear working you can get errors
check running lights must mean side/head lamps
check day time running =day time running lights
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Quote Originally Posted by derbyshire gp View Post
Well.............
several years of frustration later........
Its sorted
Some time ago i replaced both head lamp bulbs as one had gone
regular weekly check of lights working
(didnt know as always had the yellow triangle and running light check error)
(replaced both and still got yellow exclamation and check running lights error)

Yesterday got new error check day time running lights so got out and yes a bulb gone trip to auto factors for 2x bulbs replaced
(working ok but still got yellow exclamation and check running lights error)

Today quick check that bulbs are all working and a side light bulb was out
So again another trip to motor factors 2 new side light bulbs fitted and after a couple ofminutes engine running and cycles of lights on and off error cleared

so even if bulbs are/appear working you can get errors
check running lights must mean side/head lamps
check day time running =day time running lights
forget everything i said above still got a bloody yellow exclamation and check running lights when lights have been on about 20/30 seconds
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Well seems to be behaving itself again now
when lights turned on error came up after a frew seconds then minutes later went off but hasnt been error since .
so hopefully error has cleared.
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How did you fix it? Lol
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Well seems to be behaving itself again now
when lights turned on error came up after a frew seconds then minutes later went off but hasnt been error since .
so hopefully error has cleared.
All this points to a bad connection somewhere in the system. Possibly a bulb contact that you have cleaned by wiping with a new bulb. I always give new low power bulb contacts a clean with some contact cleaner (or even WD-40 at a pinch) on a bit of clean cloth. Don't use it on halogen / xenon bulbs though, they get too hot and it will ruin the "glass" if you get even the tiniest bit on it.


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Re: HELP check running lights HELP

Definately seems to be working ok now no errors
but if i do i will follow steps above thanks rob
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