[200q20v] Blau wiring harness for new Bosches seems miswired
hah at srv.net
hah at srv.net
Mon Apr 2 12:15:00 EDT 2001
>We had a sunny weekend here, I popped the new units in on Sunday.
>I missed the warning ( was there one ? ) about the euro units hitting
>the battery jump terminal on the passenger side, among other issues.
>After finishing as the sun was going down, I began testing. The
>normal beams seem OK, but the driver's high was dead. After going
>back out in full dark to check out the road-going improvement of the
>low beams ( wonderful! ), I noticed that it wasn't the driver side
>city light that had been coming on, but the hi-beam at a low power.
>Since the lows seemed OK and they are good enough for normal highway
>driving, I haven't yet futzed with this any more. I have to go back
>in and change out a last minute add-on to deal with the wrong part
>that Blau put in the harness for the city lights, they provided a
>connector for and described a plug that didn't exist on my car.
>My question here is are the plug contact positions in the Bosch
>assemblies the same on each side or mirror images ? The harness
>instructions did not include a schematic and only mentioned that
>the blue and brown wires should be at the top of the connector.
>I threw my Fluke in the glove box and might get a chance to diag
>this for lunch today, but would appreciate any correct info that
>would save me a bit of time.
See http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/eurolght.html (yes, it's missing the "i"
in "light") - they are the same on each side.
I'm not familiar with the Blau harness, but "city light instead of
highbeam" sure sounds like a mis-wired H4 to me. Ground and low/high
swapped, so high/low goes through both filaments?
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