Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:45:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: "tomnospamtech" <>
Subject: Re: Quirky electrical fault, earth problem maybe?

"Sam" <> wrote in message > > "Sam" <> wrote in message > > > > > "Spindle" <> wrote in message > > > >> There have beenseveral posts about "engine run on "caused by the > >> headlight > >> switch. Something breaks or shorts inside it keeping power to the engine > >> when the key is "off". > > > > Interesting, I have a spare switch ut away somewhere. I'll swap it over > > and see if that helps. > > > Well swapped the switches and no change in the phenomena. Though I have now > twigged that the engine running on doesn't happen with the headlights off so > my feelings are more and more to a short/bad earth situation on the rear > lights. At least now I have a headlight switch which doesn't rotate in it's > socket :-) > > Cheers > > Sam Have you changed any bulbs in the back lights recently?, If you put a single pole bulb in a twin pole bulb holder, eg stop and tail, then the single pole bulb shorts accross the two terminals thus allowing the current to back feed from one circuit to another and it is very possible it would create the problem you describe, Regards Tom >

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