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Lights keeping going up and down

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Hi,

When I turn the headlights on, they keeping going up and down and don't stop. They are both doing it.
Could this be a bad relay or some adjustment that is off. They have been working for the last 2 years fine.
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Tim


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Re: Lights keeping going up and down

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Check the RTR relay, its in the front boot next to the fuse box, blue relay. Try unplugging/replugging it. It controls the headlight up/down
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Re: Lights keeping going up and down

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Hi. Thanks for the reply. Only just got around to trying this.
Unplugging and re-plugging didn't make any difference. Why would it help, is it like doing a reset, or just worth checking the connections.

I guess the unit is fault and needs replacing. Would you agree?
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Re: Lights keeping going up and down

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I replaced the RTR relay, thanks Mr2 Ben https://www.mr2-ben.co.uk, and it now works fine.
I might see if replacing the caps in the dead relay unit fixes that.
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:th: Worth a try, let us know if it works
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Re: Lights keeping going up and down

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Hi,
As a bit of fun I bought some new capacitors, and replaced the 3 electrolytic ones. It worked!
Now I have a spare :-)

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Re: Lights keeping going up and down

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Excellent, that's good to know, might save someone trying to find a replacement :th:
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