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206 Earth Fault

Postby chemexhants » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:09 pm

I have just put a 206 through its MOT and have an advisory regarding an interaction in the NSR light cluster, meaning that the brake light very slightly flashes when the indicator is used. I've cleaned up the nearest earth point and checked the cluster itself but still have the fault. Any ideas as to where I should look next?

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Re: 206 Earth Fault

Postby spider » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:19 pm

106's and 306's do this too, the 306 being the most common one I saw.

I would suggest attaching a new earth in addition to the one already present, ideally do both rear light units. Attach one end to the wiring just a few cm before it goes into the multiplug and the other end (fit an eyelet maybe) to a suitable bolt somewhere in the boot area. :)
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Re: 206 Earth Fault

Postby chemexhants » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:28 pm

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Thanks for the prompt reply.
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Re: 206 Earth Fault

Postby spider » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:34 pm

You're welcome.

If you wanted to test this, if you have a suitable length of wire temporarily connect one end to the light unit earth and string the other up to the battery negative terminal, but it did work on about 9/10 306's / 106's (never had to do a 206 they were too new back then) without issue really. I'm assuming the connector and the light unit board is not corroded / damaged etc obviously

Extra thought (unlikely but not unknown) Remove bulbs and check the bulb holders (both outer and centre pin) are not corroded either, that can cause odd problems sometimes too, but that's not common to have that unless there's been water ingress into the light unit.
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