306 XLD Dipped Headlights out

Discussion in 'Peugeot 306' started by John, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    The dipped headlights (both sides) on my 306 XLD stopped working yesterday.

    Main beam and side lights are working fine. This also happened a couple of
    weeks ago but corrected itself after a few minutes. Is there a connector or
    relay somewhere which might be worth me checking ?

    Thanks
     
    John, Jan 11, 2004
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  2. John

    konichiwa Guest

    This is definitely your dim dip resistor which can be found clipped to the
    left hand wing under the bonnet. It will probably be to the side of the
    black fuse
    box located on that side. The connector will probably be melted.

    Hope this helps

    Konichiwa
     
    konichiwa, Jan 12, 2004
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  3. John

    John Guest


    Watashi no kuruma wa warui des yo!

    The dipped lights started working again today.
    Maybe there is a bad connection to the dip resistor ?

    What is the purpose of the dip resistor ? Isnt dip / main beam controlled
    by a relay ?

    Thanks,
    John
     
    John, Jan 12, 2004
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  4. John

    konichiwa Guest

    Nihongo ga hanaseru youni narimasu youni

    The dim/dip resistor is used when you run on sidelights. It turns on your
    dipped
    headlights at a sixth of their brightness to comply with british law.

    I had the same thing with the headlights coming and going. It is exactly
    what you say,
    a bad connection but one caused by the dim/dip resistor overheating and
    melting
    the connector and screwing up the connection.

    Trust me on this and have a look, it isn't a good experience having the
    lights go on a
    pitch black motorway leaving you with no option but to drive on full beam.
    It doesn't
    take to long for anyone infront of you to get pretty p*ssed off! :eek:)

    I bypassed mine and don't use the sidelights anymore, not too professional
    but quick and cheap!

    Hope this helps

    Konichiwa
     
    konichiwa, Jan 13, 2004
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  5. John

    John Guest


    Ii des ne.... Will remove the fuse box and investigate the resistor.

    Thanks,
    J
     
    John, Jan 14, 2004
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