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Model Technical and Interest => Fulvia => Topic started by: Greg on 19 May, 2008, 04:43:04 PM



Title: S1 Fulvia Headlight Relay Intermittent Problem
Post by: Greg on 19 May, 2008, 04:43:04 PM
My car, Fulvia Sport 1.3S Series 1, has an intermittent problem with the headlights. The full been and sidelights work all the time but every now and then the dipped headlights fail to work. Iíve taken the relay unit apart and cleaned all the contacts etc, which made the lightís generally work much better but still I have this problem with the dipped headlights. Iíve checked the earths and they seem to be fine so the only thing I think it can be is the light relay in the fuse box. Can anybody help with this or point me in the direction of where I can get a new one?

Many thanks,
Greg Shilton.


Title: Re: S1 Fulvia Headlight Relay Intermittent Problem
Post by: Neil on 19 May, 2008, 06:15:10 PM
Greg, I don't have any S1 experience, but suggest you try Chris on this forum (cpfulvia@onetel.co.uk), I am sure he will have a few good ideas for you and may be the part you need too.  Checking the earths would be my first port of call, but you seem to have done that already.


Title: Re: S1 Fulvia Headlight Relay Intermittent Problem
Post by: inthedark on 19 May, 2008, 08:08:33 PM
I would also suggest checking the stalk, I had to bypass the switch on mine until I could
take it apart. (That's presuming it's the same as a ser II stalk)
Geoff

ps: also check the fuse contacts as the main/ dip use different fuses and a good fitment
does not always mean a good connection.


Title: Re: S1 Fulvia Headlight Relay Intermittent Problem
Post by: Greg on 19 May, 2008, 09:34:31 PM
The switch for the lights is on the dash. It pulls out for sidelights and then again for the dipped headlights. Only the full beam is controlled by the stork. Also I've been through the fuse box and cleaned all the contacts and have changed the fuses but still the problem is there.

Cheers Neil, I will contact Chris when I get back from a few days away with work to see what he suggests.

Thanks for the replies guys.


Title: Re: S1 Fulvia Headlight Relay Intermittent Problem
Post by: nistri on 20 May, 2008, 11:03:31 AM
Light Problems:

The light relay unit is usually pretty reliable, but its cable connections are not. Check they are not loose/corroded etc.

Fuse box: after disconnecting the battery, remove the fuse, replace it (or clean the contacts to bright metal) and clean with a small file the fuse holder contacts.

Check the light reverse switch on the gearbox: its connections should be firmly in place and clean.

Good luck
Andrea


Title: Re: S1 Fulvia Headlight Relay Intermittent Problem
Post by: peterbaker on 20 May, 2008, 02:33:02 PM
I had a problem with my series one sport when going from dip to main beam, the lights would go out altogether, it turned out to be a connection inside the stalk