CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

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CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by buxtonmarauder » 20 Dec 2019, 22:33

First post here, so treat me gently please 😁

1986 CX... Indicators work fine when headlights are not on.

When headlight switch is turned on then the RHS indicator illuminates (constantly, no flashing)..

Any suggestions for where I might start looking for a solution?

Thanks for any help

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Re: RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by xantia_v6 » 20 Dec 2019, 23:45

Almost certainly an earthing problem. Check the earthing points for both headlights.

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by white exec » 21 Dec 2019, 09:39

Seconded.

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by buxtonmarauder » 21 Dec 2019, 23:28

Thanks guys... Will have a look see based on that feedback..

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by cxmaniac » 23 Dec 2019, 22:32

Try taking the sidelight bulb out

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by ekjdm14 » 04 Feb 2020, 00:50

Any update on this? I know it's most likely the headlamp earth (although conceivably could have been tail lamp earth/short too) and was an easy fix but I don't like a cliffhanger! :D Also Hi from Congleton, do you get the CX out & about much? Would be excellent to see one in the "wild" as it were, one of my favourite Citroen models since a ride in a Turbo 2 as a kid in the early 90s. Always wanted one but could never afford a viable project/if one were affordable it was always 100's of miles away :(

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by buxtonmarauder » 05 Feb 2020, 19:42

I've "solved" the problem by avoiding driving it in the dark so far !

It actually lives in my MIL's garage in Macclesfield at the moment so I don't really have easy access to spend time looking for the culprit..

Weather in Buxton isn't really the most hospitable place for a 34 yr old French classic !

Thanks for checking in :-)

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by ekjdm14 » 06 Feb 2020, 00:17

Ahh, as long as there's no Muttley's around (or indeed Peter, lest he take the jack to some poor bugger) to hijack it then it's likely safer down Macc way ;) Sounds like you've done better on the MIL front than many too so that's a bonus. Can imagine it wouldn't be the greatest up there in winter, even if we've had it easy so far. That method of problem solving works for me, it's a car to be seen in anyhow! Fingers crossed for a simple fix when it comes time anyway.

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by buxtonmarauder » 06 Feb 2020, 10:06

ha ha ha... you have to be of a certain age to even dissect this cryptic message..

"Muttley's around (or indeed Peter, lest he take the jack to some poor bugger)"

In fact, Peter chucked the jack at some &%$t 10 mile down the road, so we made him go and get the bu&&er back...

Actually went to see them at the Apollo Dec 2018.... Lots of fat, balding, middle aged men.. I fitted right in :-)

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Re: CX RHS indicator comes on with headlights

Post by ekjdm14 » 07 Feb 2020, 00:27

I dunno, it were Charlotte who switched me on to them & I'm a mere 38 years young :D (Not really, no such "luck" haha first I heard of them was back in '01 when some fat b@s7@rd at work suggested I might like their tunes!)

It's good to know they're at it again, seen a couple of youtube recordings of recent gigs, uploaded by another name that rings a bell from work!