Headlight motors.... relay or not?

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Headlight motors.... relay or not?

Post by ian65 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:26 pm

anyone know if the headlight lift and drop function is controlled by a relay and if so, where it is?

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Re: Headlight motors.... relay or not?

Post by 666widebodiedride » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:00 am

Hi Ian have been looking a spare for FB's on the bay for ages and our overpriced freind at a certain breakers is listing this item 201412880132 as the headlamp retra retractor relay hope this is of help.

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Re: Headlight motors.... relay or not?

Post by ian65 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:13 pm

thanks Martin.... that one's for a FD but I'm presuming the FB will have a similar item somewhere.... I've got a box full of FB relays but it's difficult to identify them once they are off the car.

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Re: Headlight motors.... relay or not?

Post by codge » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:58 pm

I'm away abroad at the moment Ian or I'd get under the bonnet. Also I didn't pack my Haynes diagrams......dooooh!

But if you remember the thread about Mello Yello getting it's headlight upgrade when it lived at Santa Pod:-
I'm vaguely remembering that when it went up in power above 60 watt bulbs it had to be relayed. So that makes me think it didn't have a relay (or relays) before.
Also I've had a quick look at wiring diagrams on here (very difficult with slow as snail downloads).It seems to be direct wiring as suspected.

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Re: Headlight motors.... relay or not?

Post by ian65 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:31 pm

was that just the illumination or the motors as well Dave?

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Re: Headlight motors.... relay or not?

Post by codge » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm

It looks like the motors are directly powered. They have inbuilt limit/control switches but nothing shown external that I can see.
So I would assume direct wiring with no relay.

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