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  1. #21
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    Thanks for the feedback Martin,

    I've tried running a temporary earth before (by way of a heavy duty jump lead direct from the battery) and it made no difference. I'll give it a try again this weekend by removing the ring terminal and clamping to make sure it's the best it can be and test again.

    Also I'll remove the light fittings and keep testing. Hopefully by keep removing things and testing I'll eventually find the culprit!

    Am I correct in assuming I shouldn't be getting any continuity between the +ve terminals and the earth as per my readings above?

    Sean
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    Hello Sean,
    you did remove all the bulbs during your measurements?

    Best Regards, Theo

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    Hi Theo,

    Just the rears. I'll try again with all bulbs removed at the weekend.

    Didn't have chance last weekend as family "stuff" got in the way!!

    Sean
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetpool View Post
    Hello Sean,
    you did remove all the bulbs during your measurements?

    Best Regards, Theo
    Now, I've seen the error of my ways!

    Of course, having bulbs remain in the circuit would complete the circuit, wouldn't they!!

    Now removed all the bulbs and there is no continuity between positive and earth.

    Tomorrow I will make all the earths top notch too and put it all back together (although all seems to be functioning fine now).

    The car doesn't get anywhere near as much use as it used to. Is it possible these problems can be caused by damp / dirty terminals (in multiplugs, for example)? It seemed to fix itself before and seems to have again with all the pulling of plugs etc.

    Solution may be to use the car more!

    Sean
    Too many idiots, not enough villages!

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