Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 23:57:05 +1200
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: Re: 1991 CDE 2.3 Turbo Auto

In message <> Grunff <> wrote: > RICHARD HUGHES wrote: > > Can anybody out there help with a couple of small problems :- (1) Pictogram > > comes on when brake pedal depressed --bulbs are all working! > > Common problem, caused by either slightly different quality of grounds > between the two sides, or by a faulty relay. The bulb failure warning > works by comparing the current flow between the two sides by passing the > current through two coils would around the same relay core but in > opposite directions. A slight imbalance and the relay clicks on. > > Either live with it or try swapping out the relay. If swapping the relay > doesn't fix it, you have to start looking at your ground connections at > the back of the car. > or, more cheaply, lamps of different wattage. Buy a couple of new matched lamps first. -- Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui New Zealand

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