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    Hi

    I've just bought a Jan 06 1.8 Life model at auction ( no handbook) and taken it back to France with me.

    The car was fitted with what a garage told me were "angel-eyes" lights and the side-lights would only come on with dipped beam. I've bought new GM LHD lights but I'm still having the same problem: is this something known or a real problem

    Sitiuation with lights.

    Ignition off = No lights any position except when selecting a single side-light with indicator-stalk

    Ignition on = No side-lights when side-lights selected

    but on when dipped or headlights selected ( with dipped and headlight bulbs).

    I was just looking at the wiring and there had been a hefty speaker-system fitted and still connected to battery so taken that off. There was also a blown 30A fuse in the footwell which is suspicious but I believe the relevant fuse is F8 which is only 10A. There may be some ordinary gauge wire still connected but don't know where as I can just see a blue wire under the boot-carpet where it was bundled with the heavy-gauge speaker-cables

    Are these systems so sensitive that an extra wire might cause problems just by being connected ?

    My problem is that my last car was a Vectra B '99 so I am unused to a more modern , far more complex system. I don't even know how to start some basic checking -any suggestions at all as I have the car with the bumper off and will be immobilised until fixed.

    Thanks in advance.

    Pity my first post had numerous problems !


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    Probaly just need to have DRL coded to the car! or is it not working with the light switch?

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    DRL is ... ?

    I am using the light switch ( or have I misunderstood your comment ? ) and hoped/believed that using genuine o.e. parts would solve any problems. Lights are LHD rather than RHD but since all filament values are equal there shouldn't be a problem , should there ?

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    DRL = driving lights.

    NO shouldt dó anything. Should work.


    But maby he altered it at the connector have you checked that NO alteration have been made.

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    DRL = Day Running Lights

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    Headlight connector has not been altered . Have you any suggestions how I can check anything ? Last car was '99 Vectra B so no experience with modern systems but have basic intelligence to use if it is possible to chec k CAN-BUS sytems using that.

    Thanks

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    Need to get access to op com

    do you have any wiring diagrams?

    When you switch the light switch to side lights does the dash illumination change?

    do you get a beeping noise if you open drivers door when its in that position?

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    Need to get access to op com
    Op-com = ????

    do you have any wiring diagrams?
    Haynes manual - looking mainly at p 12.20 side/tail/no plate lights diagram.


    When you switch the light switch to side lights does the dash illumination change?
    Ignition off - no change either side-lights or DRL ( no lights either )
    Ignition on - no change side ( and no lights ), dims when DRL ( and all lights working )

    do you get a beeping noise if you open drivers door when its in that position?
    No beeping at any time

    Thanks for your interest.

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    Op com is manufacturer equalvilant diagnostic software So you can access ecus individually an control with out switches etcTbh mate Haynes wiring diagrams are the most pointless waste of space.Their a generic diagram an pointless. You could do with a proper Vauxhall diagram.I'm suspecting a switch problem

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    How do you get a Vauxhall wiring chart ? Having said that I don't know if it would help me as the Haynes one is already pretty complicated for me.

    If I am following your logiccorrectly about the dash lights, you're thinking that the switch isn't switching the inoperative circuits, and so no dimming of dash or is that too simple ?

    Since I have no possibility of substitution, any suggestions how I can test switch ? Only test equipment I have is a simple digital meter.

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