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Just wondering if anyone else is having problems with their electrics since the cold weather hit?
I'm getting a 'right hand brake bulb' fault recently but the light is working perfectly, new bulb, same problem.
I had the same problem last year (again in cold weather) but I found some corrosion on the plug connector pins. A scrape with sandpaper and some contact grease fixed it that time but there is no corrosion this time. I have checked the earth points on the backlight pods and can't find a problem with them. :confused:

Also I have noticed that the backlight for the console (radio, aircon etc) fades in and out at random intervals during a long drive, I do about 45 mins of a commute and it has started happening more frequently during that time.

I'm putting it down to the heating being on fairly high because the console screen has started to black out as well. I had to have one replaced when I got the car and I was told that the heat pipe travells fairly close to the back of the screen and can affect them.

On a seperate issue, does anyone know of a way I can defrost my windscreen washer pipes? They're frozen solid and I want to drain my tank and replace the fluid with low temp screenwash but I ned to flush it through the system before I get a burst tank or pipe damage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :thumb:
 

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You need to upgrade your earth on the rear light cluster to sort out the
'right hand brake bulb fault'
The centre display does fade due to excess heat in the cabin...this is a know fault.
As for the windscreen pipes i'd wait till think defrost or keep your car in a heated garage for a few hrs to thaw them out...:)
 

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dreddfan said:
On a seperate issue, does anyone know of a way I can defrost my windscreen washer pipes? They're frozen solid and I want to drain my tank and replace the fluid with low temp screenwash but I ned to flush it through the system before I get a burst tank or pipe damage.
We've had our car since 2002, it's had the washer pipes frozen regularly every winter, and nothing had burst yet. They are currently frozen and will probably remain that way until March when temperatures start to rise above zero. It was -23'C this morning.
 

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dreddfan said:
On a seperate issue, does anyone know of a way I can defrost my windscreen washer pipes? They're frozen solid and I want to drain my tank and replace the fluid with low temp screenwash but I ned to flush it through the system before I get a burst tank or pipe damage.
We've had our car since 2002, it's had the washer pipes frozen regularly every winter, and nothing had burst yet. They are currently frozen and will probably remain that way until March when temperatures start to rise above zero. It was -23'C this morning.
 

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Hopefully it'll stay in one piece.
It was -23'C this morning.
I'm Irish, I can handle rain in large quantities but this cold is starting to piss me off.

What upgrade is necessary for the earth problem? new bulb holders or a bit of rewireing?
 

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dreddfan said:
Hopefully it'll stay in one piece.
I'm Irish, I can handle rain in large quantities but this cold is starting to piss me off.

What upgrade is necessary for the earth problem? new bulb holders or a bit of rewireing?
join www.407owners.com and theres a how-to with pictures
 

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dreddfan said:
Hopefully it'll stay in one piece.
I'm Irish, I can handle rain in large quantities but this cold is starting to piss me off.

What upgrade is necessary for the earth problem? new bulb holders or a bit of rewireing?
join www.407owners.com and theres a how-to with pictures
 
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