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Post by flywheel1935 on Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:39 pm

Hi Guys first posting from a newbie AutoSleeper owner, up! ( Executive on 1998 Peugeot Boxer 2.5TD  Chassis ) Very impressed with build quality, on par with my Hymer . Anyway slight issue with non working;
ie; lack of 12v to outside upper front side lights, Lights in H/lamps working fine and fuses OK, is there a separate fuse box that deals with the Monocoque electrics thats remote from the Boxer fuse box ????  think_smiley_46
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by steamsteve on Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:07 pm

Hi
Had the same problem, changed the light units because of corrosion  but still had the same intermittent problem eventually  traced to a bad earth, the earth for these lights is two black wires in a ring terminal clamped between the rear step piezo busser located up under the glove box.
Made this earth good and has been ok ever since.
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by flywheel1935 on Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi Steve, thanks for that, my light units also corroded so will replace asap, I'll check the buzzer earth area, as I'm sure they worked when I first saw the vehicle !!!
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by modelman on Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:52 pm

Might simply be an earth problem, its all grp up there!!

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Re: Ovrcab lights (outside front running)

Post by sapper997 on Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:05 pm

Mine not working either, not an MOT issue so may get around to fixing one day, don't want to disturb
anything and cause leakage. shrugg ......Ray
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by Lofty on Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:29 pm

I replaced the front marker lights a couple of years ago.It didn't solve the problem.So the next step was an auto electrician who traced the fault to the wiring under the r/h lower dash.
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by flywheel1935 on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:05 pm

Taken a quick look under the dash, but cant see the buzzer !!!!? although buzzer was 'on' , gather the earth wires are near/next to it, will take a longer look at W/E. New Hellas arrived from Bowers today, as the old ones had fallen apart anyway. if anyone has a photo of the under dash wiring I'd be grateful.
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by flywheel1935 on Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

Update > been under the L/h Dashboard and found Step Buzzer, !!! Earthing point behind it is loose, any ideas on how to access this this area, i.e. can't seem to get to it from underneath, can/does the fuse box come out to allow access ???, can't imagine AS during the build want to crawl under dash just to fit buzzer and earth strap. over to the 'experts'.
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by inspiredron on Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:36 pm

If the earthing bolt is difficult to reach can you wriggle the wires off and connect to earth somewhere that you can reach with a self tapping screw?
You may even be able to cut the wires, join them to another and then earth that

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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by steamsteve on Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:54 am

I removed the lower dash cover from memory open glove box two screws one on the left one on the right and two screws down the bottom again left and right the panel  then drops down and out, from memory the right hand side may have a clip that the panel just pulls out of.
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by flywheel1935 on Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Thanks guys, I,ll try Steve's idea first, if that fails then its Rons suggestion. Having looked into the overhead cubby, I,m also going to make a better job of the light fitting, behind the carpet I found a strip of thin alloy and a mass of gunky silicone. I,m going to mould a GRP or Carbon Fibre cover that I,ll fix with "velcro". Pics when its done !!!!
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Re: Overcab lights ( Outside Front Running )

Post by Roger Pratt on Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:44 pm

Just a basic point which you've probably covered, but when my position lights didn't work I just twisted the bulb in its mount a bit. Hey presto - working lights! I think this just cleared a bit of corrosion.
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