Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 07:49:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: craignopsam.apana.org.au (Craig Ian Dewick)
Subject: Re: accessing relays behind fascia panel in late-1982 C900 - how?


"Mike P in Brazil" <stickitnopsamranus.com> writes: >This sounds like an earthing problem for the rear light units, rather than >an electrical fault behind the dash. Fixed it today. Was an earth problem. Actually I found that one of the previous owners of the car has really stuffed a lot of the wiring since many of the non-factory wiring for the sound system, etc. has wire joins which are not soldered and simply twisted joins with electrical tape to prevent shorts against the chassis! This is something I abhore since it smacks of the person having no clue how to make proper connections and perform wiring tasks so the wiring joins are reliable and safe for as long as possible.. 8-) >My C900, Shitroen ZX and Ford Orions have all had fairly random acting rear >lights. Cleaning up all the connections, and in the case of the ZX making >"custom" earth wires solved the problem. Judicious cleaning of the earth points (something else I did as well as installing new earth wires for both rear light clusters) will help too. Craig. -- Craig Ian Dewick (craignopsam.apana.org.au). http://nospam/~craig APANA Sydney Regional Co-ordinator. Operator of Jedi (an APANA Sydney POP). Always striving for a secure long-term future in an insecure short-term world Have you exported a crypto system today? Do your bit to undermine the NSA.

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