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Post by docchevron » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:55 pm

mnde wrote: I've vaguely heard about this black box behind the headlamp that has something to do with dim-dip... but does it do anything else?
Right, no, the black box ONLY controls the low water level light.
The Dim-Dip canister is a silver canister that sits on the front panel behind the bumper, on cars with only one cooling fan theres a canister on the other side of the front panel that controls the slow running of the fan. They look identical but do very different things!

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Post by kiwi » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:02 pm

Having worked around snow for a while, I can tell you some weird things tend to happen to Vhiecles :?

My mates brand New Skoda got so slushed up on a drive home when he stopped in the petrol station it died and lit up like a christmas tree. Few minutes later started no problem and he has never found out he cause. Other than it was one of the worst snow storm of the winter to hit :wink:

It does sound like a short in one of the connections caused probably by the salt used on UK roads combined with the slushy conditions.

Just throw this one in have you physically checked the Thermostat? Possible it is stuck giving those readings?

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Post by mnde » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:15 pm

I just thought I'd mention that my reversing lights are also not working... as I found out last night they are on the Fuse #1 circuit as well as all the coolant/fan temp gubbins. Fuse looks fine and the bulbs too.

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Post by Oscar » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:21 pm

Your reversing light switch connection has probably fallen off the gearbox then. get under the bonnet and have a look for a lead with a two-spade plug connection at the end of it, floating about underneath the air intake pipes. Plug it back in to the plug on the top of the gearbox - problem solved.

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Post by mnde » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:50 pm

Sorry Oscar I forgot to say: the reversing light connection is definitely all connected up. I checked it at the weekend when I had all the airbox/carb heater hoses out of the way. Next thing I'm going to check (again) are the earths behind the light clusters and the earth strap between the gearbox and the battery clamp.

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Post by jeremy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:59 pm

Earth strap to battery clamp is unlikely to be at fault if the starter works!

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Post by docchevron » Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:11 am

More likely the switch has failed then. Easy to change, easy to check, pull the plug off and bridge it out, if the lights come on, viola, you need a new switch, about £3 from cit.

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