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Old 11-22-2014, 07:51 PM
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For a while now i have noticed (not with any particular concern) that the headlights on my S3 have been a little on the dim side, i noted it again when i changed to 7" outers but again without any real concern.

Last week whilst out for a nice drive i flashed someone from a side street to move ahead and noticed that only the drivers side lights worked, getting home i found out that the headlights are fused per side (i never knew!!!) and checking the fuses they were DAMN HOT, a little wet and dry later and hey presto, nice bright H4 lights and cool fuses....

I know it's only a small victory but as the title states, it's "the little things" that make the difference....
 
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A win is still a win as far as I'm concerned...
It's a 'feel good' to trouble shoot problems regardless of size.
 
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An accumulation of small things is often what gets you. For us its just a breakdown but the aviation safety reports (or crash comics as some call them) are full of chains of small failures causing bad outcomes
 
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Originally Posted by rfarmery View Post
I know it's only a small victory but as the title states, it's "the little things" that make the difference....
I had a little win today as well. We took our neighbours out to lunch for one of their 60th birthday.
After great food and company I went to pay the bill, the waitress had a whole pile of tickets and asked me to help her sort them, 2 rounds of drinks, 4 meals, so after she confirmed what was ours I paid.

While walking home I said "I think I had a little win", I forgot the single Corona for $9

My wife said "did you pay for the entree's, well there is another $35.

So my little win was $44. I don't even feel a little bad about it because if the waitress was doing her job right she wouldn't have had to ask what we had.

So when I got home I ordered the new lens for my rego plate light with the bonus.

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Yikes, I am having the same issue with my series 1. Where should I look for headlight fuses?
 
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Can't say where the head light fuses are on S1 cars. But, I can suggest that the grounds be found and cleaned.


As to the S3 head light fuses, I've found that merely rolling them in situ restores proper responses to commands!!!.


Grounds, oh yeah, gotta open the console and possibly the cheek panel in my car to check out the ground and/or for switch for the start/interrupt.


Carl
 
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Yikes, I am having the same issue with my series 1. Where should I look for headlight fuses?
Centre of the dash behind gauges. Remove to two thumb screws at the top corners of the panel and gauges will tilt forward.

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Default While in there, clean the PCB contacts etc

I went on a "quest" to clean all grounds in my S1 awhile back.. cleaned the brass/copper contacts for the PCB on the gauges and their mounting screws/nuts.


This got me full voltage on the gauge and proper fuel levels = again. It also brightened the stock lighting that is very poor.


Cleaning the "haze" off the green bulb covers improves the lighting as well.
 
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Thanks 01xjr and Roger! Im kinda excited to open that panel. lol
 
 
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