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keirik

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  1. keirik

    dumb question about headlight wiring

    The general consensus on here seems to be the loss of amps doing it that way, so was looking at using the relays to reduce the losses
  2. keirik

    dumb question about headlight wiring

    Yep sorry I meant cut the cable from the switch to the lamp, not cut the power TO the switch :-)
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    dumb question about headlight wiring

    So if I'm reading that correctly, all I need to do is cut the power cabe from the switch and connect the relays in between, then run a power feed to the relays? Cool. Even I should be able to do that without cocking it up.
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    Rubbish headlights

    Thanks Ian
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    Rubbish headlights

    can I ask those of you that have replaced the bulbs only with led bulbs, does all that extra gubbins at the back of the bulb fit comfortably into the standard westfield headlamp shell? Also are these running through the westfield loom with all the power via the switch or are you using relays? thanks
  6. Like many others, my headlights are pretty much useless, allowing me to see the front of the car mostly, so I was planning to rewire to use relays, instead of the standard of all the power going through the switches. But I'm a bit of a numpty about relays etc so is this right: Get two relays, one for high beam and one for dipped, and then run the live wiring from the main/dip switch to each of the relays as control, then run main power separately to each relay and onto the lights? That way the switches don't change, everything will still be controlled as now, except the power for the lights will go direct via the relays. Or have I got that completely wrong? thanks
  7. keirik

    zetec starting - again!

    Thanks Paul. I hope my starter is ok as it's a new one and so far still in one piece!
  8. keirik

    zetec starting - again!

    ok thanks everyone. I'll check the earth, and starter connections (my man disconnected it last week), but I've bitten the bullet and bought a replacement as it does look a little sorry for itself.
  9. keirik

    zetec starting - again!

    the battery is probably a couple of years old, Im assuming it was new with the car. It has been on a ctek quite alot, didnt know about that issue so thanks Problem for a replacement battery is it sits in the nose cone so I'm restricted on size, not too worried about cost if it is the issue, but dont want to spend if it might be something else UPDATE. Just checked, the code you gave is the battery I have so thanks so much for that!
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    zetec starting - again!

    so my car has been fine at starting until this morning, when it was very sluggish at turning over. Got started then ran over to my tyre place and got new tyres, then moved to the alignment area, and again it was sluggish and struggled to start. Got it home, took the battery out and stuck it on the charger and after 5 minutes it jumped from charging to maintenance, so it looks like the battery is ok. Any ideas? It's a new starter (3 months old), Is it likely that it's the battery even though its fully charged as far as the charger is concerned? Don't really want to spend £100 if it doesnt make any difference
  11. keirik

    Alignment settings

    ok, quick update. Thanks for all the help and settings provided on here. Went to my local guy this morning and had a 3 hour session setting my car up, now looks to be right in the middle of the suggestions provided by everyone. only charged me £90 which I think is extremely good for that amount of time. Now have to fix the next issue that raised its head this morning - see next thread :-)
  12. keirik

    Alignment settings

    That's where I'm lucky. It was hardly used before I got it and I've been a bit anal about it since, so most fasteners are in good condition. It did 2400 miles in the 2 years before I got it. 5000 in the 6 months Ive had it!
  13. keirik

    Alignment settings

    Thx very much. Much appreciated. Almost looming forward to it, except the expense of this plus 4 new tyres!
  14. keirik

    Alignment settings

    Ok thx. It's an seiw, road use 95% of the time, and only one up. Tyre size is 195/50 r15 all round, and has a raceline sump. It's not a low car - that was one of the things I was going to get sorted at Blink, so probably a little higher than most.
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