Citroen BX Dim/Dip

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Citroen BX Dim/Dip

Post by classic2cv » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:04 pm

are all Bx's fitted with Dim/Dip?

i'm sure that the other cars i had were fitted with it

i'm not sure how it all works but it is nice to be able to drive around town

on the side lights (dimmed headlights) and to able to flash the headlamps

when needed and then switch to full lights when you get out of town

(which in when you need them most )

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Post by ken newbold » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:18 pm

I think all BXs from about 88 were. The resistor is located down on the front crossmember in front of the rad. The other one is for the slow speed control on the cooling fan.
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Post by Terry Brooks » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:26 pm

Hi curtis,y' can drive round town on full dipped beam and still flash other motorists ....the flasher gives "full beam" [it does on my "K"plate TZD anyway] ....and the battery's on BX's seem to be able to cope with owt [compared to a 2CV battery] .....I take it you've got the BX sorted then? :wink:
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Post by classic2cv » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:28 pm

Thanks ken

i'll have a look for it in the morning

i'd imagine that the resister might be the same as the type fitted to 2cv’s about the same time

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Post by mnde » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:33 pm

classic2cv wrote:Thanks ken

i'll have a look for it in the morning

i'd imagine that the resister might be the same as the type fitted to 2cv’s about the same time
Helpfully there happens to be one on eBay, if this is the thing you mean:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Citroen-BX-Dim-Di ... dZViewItem

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Post by classic2cv » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:36 pm

hi terry

on my car i can only use the flash in the daytime

at night i only get dip or main beam so it's a double pull of the stick

which is a pain :(
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:37 pm

Thats the one, exept, mine are cheaper, like FOC. not new but so long as they work who cares.
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Post by classic2cv » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:52 pm

Hi again Terry

it's running well with new spheres front and rear

the front height adjuster needs to be freed off and reset

the clutch needs to changed soon (slipping slightly)

and I have a very slight leak in the fuel return to fix

it came taxed&tested with a new battery and 2 new tyres

not bad for an eBay purchase :D

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Post by Terry Brooks » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:04 am

Hey Cutis [I'm prob'ly gonna get slated for this 'un on here .....cos I dont really know much 'bout BX's] ......if y' reckon the clutch is slipping??? ......have you recently changed the diesel filter?,that's the trick I did .....I bought the car,decided to give it a good service and then wondered why the clutch was slipping .....then I worked out where the clutch was and where the diesel had spilled when I'd changed the filter ....it takes about 150 miles to cure it and then the clutch starts working normally again.
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Post by classic2cv » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:16 am

hi terry

thats not the case with mine

the clutch pedal was high when i got the car and it only slips now and again if i push it hard in a high gear

i'll get in the shed soon for good service and change it then

the filter on my car (J Reg) is on the far left hand side next to the LHM sump

spilling onto the clutch is not a problem on my car but i can see that

would be on later Bx's and to ZX & xantia's