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    FEP Super Member gr79's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SE Michigan

    Default 2 eyes blind

    Went out grocery shopping this afternoon.
    Started to get dark plus light rain. Had one more stop at another strip mall.

    Noticed low beams were cutting on and off. Dash lights fine no flickering.
    All four eyes and fogs work fine with hi beams except the ps fog light is out.

    Later, left Kgr to head home.
    Car ran like crap. Would not run under 2k, missing. Vac gauge read very low.
    Had to declutch, clutch, pedal it to keep the engine alive

    Got it home.

    After 1/2 hour, found a large vac cap on the intake manifold was missing.
    Installed a spare. Instant result ok.
    The multifunction switch is only 4 years old but suspect it to be the culprit.
    Lifetime warranty time.

    Wonder if occasional run on after shutdown (am always ready to stall engine in gear) finally blew that cap off?

    Now to check the fog light ground and bulb. Happened before (bulb ground in housing).
    May have something to do with the low beams. They are connected.
    Fogs switch off when brights are turned on via wire tap to low beams.

    then add an intermittent network wire connection for internet. ok now.

  2. #227
    FEP Super Member gr79's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SE Michigan

    Default car fixed itself again

    Drove to AZ hub store to pick up a new combo switch. Lifetime warrantees. Found the old receipt and box.
    Got home and pulled the column covers off to access switch for replacement.
    Pulled stalk out.
    Of course, tried one more time to see if the low beams worked before disconnecting harness.
    Dang low beams worked fine. Wiggling wires did not change things. Good.
    Was getting dark. Good time to test headlights.
    Took car for a short drive to see if road bumps would turn up an intermittent connection. Nope.
    Everything worked normally.

    With the low beams now working again, moved on to checking the pass side H3 fog bulb.
    Removed lens and checked the connections.
    Turned lights on and the fog light worked fine.

    Time 45 minutes, no cost repairs.
    These cars can be nice and simple to work on.
    Will keep new switch for awhile just in case.

    Car needs a new battery. Had to charge it for a few minutes to start car.
    Was ok rest of day as usual.
    Connected on board charger for the weekend. 33 watts

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