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headlights stuck on 88 Mondial

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by crazy horse, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. crazy horse

    crazy horse Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
    11
    the lights work fine but they are stuck in down retracted position. Seen a thread on it a while back.
     
  2. Robin Wells

    Robin Wells Rookie

    Aug 26, 2003
    29
    Dubai, United Arab E
    Full Name:
    Robin Wells
    Have you tried operating the headlamp motors manually? If you open the bonnet and identify the headlamp-cover motors, there is a circular knob on the top of the rubber-covered cylinders and if you turn this clockwise, the headlamps will then raise themselves manually.

    This will then help you establish whether the problem is electrical (see my recent post - it probably is) or mechanical, and you will at least have some light on the road! As they have both stopped together, it's most likely to be electrical. Check whether they are receiving current, then check the fuse box to see whether the fuse is OK. Check also the operation of the column stalk at the steering wheel as this may have a poor connection, but I would suggest you start at the fuse box.

    Hope this helps.

    Robin Wells, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 1986 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet
     
  3. crazy horse

    crazy horse Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
    11
    Thanks Robin,will do.
     
  4. paulq

    paulq Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    7
    Northampton, UK
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    Paul Quartermaine
    I had the very same problem on my '83 Mondial (lights on - no popup), turned out i had a blown fuse. The same fuse works the engine bay bonnet so check to see if that works.

    regards, Paul
     

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