I had replaced the outer dip/main beam headlight sealed beams with halogen conversions some time ago and wired them up with relays etc. I had also relayed the inner main beams too although had left the sealed beams in place to save some money.
Today was the day to fix that. Having bought replacements from Chris Witor it's only a 30 minute job to sort out so off with the grille and swap in the offside one first. Now why won't it work I thought as it refused to light up as did the outer one on main beam - hmm.
Probably a bad earth I thought but cleaning things up didn't make a difference.
OK, systematic approach now and out with the digital tester. Power at the relay but not at the lights so what's going on? I next checked all the connections but there was no power all the way back to "out" of the the relay.
|Off side now back in place - old sealed beam on the floor. Electric fan visible in centre.|
Fitting up the nearside didn't take anything like as long and all worked as it should. This is all very important for when we use PMW on Club Triumph's 10 Countries Run in September - a long overnight drive in the middle of the night in the Czech Republic and Croatia will be better with decent lights.
|Proof it all works - now PMW has the lights of an 80s car!|