Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 12:02:02 +0100 From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnospamfitter_n_o_s_p_a_m_.com> Subject: Re: lights turn on when car is off (?) WTF?
Kristian Steve Jensen wrote: > > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnospamfitter_n_o_s_p_a_m_.com> skrev i melding > news:40937D6A.EA4A4DA6nospamfitter_n_o_s_p_a_m_.com... > > > > > > Ferney wrote: > > > > > [...] > > > > > > Has anyone heard of such a thing, or is the car just haunted? > > > > I once had the headlights come on when braking. In very general terms, > such > > problems is often due to a poor ground (chassis) connection somewhere. > > Not related to this, but in 80's Audis, the ignition is somehow connected to > the reverse lights. I could put my car in reverse, take out the key and it > would run perfectly. When I changed out of reverse, it died. Another had the > opposite problem, whenever he put his car in reverse, it would die. > > Kristian I think it may well be related. Firstly, it must also be electrical. When you switch something on (reversing lights), something else with poor ground now gets the ground (of sorts) through the object that was switched.