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Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby Andy » Wed, 07 Mar 2018 1:35 +0000

Hi I have recently bought a mark1 & the head lights have stoped going up & down.
I have changed the button on the dash, & got a new relay, made no difference .
Can anyone tell me what else to look for thanks.
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby leamyj » Wed, 07 Mar 2018 9:29 +0000

Fuse? Check for power at the motors.? Connectors at stalk?
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby Steve » Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:58 +0000

To check for power at the motors, remove the cover (if they have them) off the top of the cylindrical shaped part of the motor beside the headlight and twist the knob on the top to lower/raise it. Careful when doing this as if you go anti-clockwise(I think its anti-clockwise from memory) it might cycle down and back up again quite quickly.
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby MX5Spares » Thu, 08 Mar 2018 5:53 +0000

I have had this issue few times but they seem to reset themselves after a while.Disconnect the battery and reconnect after few minutes and see what happens.Other than that I would suggest relay fault or power to relay supply fault
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby Andy » Thu, 08 Mar 2018 9:16 +0000

Steve,yes there is power going to the lights, both kick back when you give them A couple of twists.
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby Andy » Thu, 08 Mar 2018 9:22 +0000

Hi I have tried the relays & have had the batteries disconnected a few times but worth trying again. So maybe the power going to the relays ? Thanks for your help.
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby MX5Spares » Sat, 10 Mar 2018 8:16 +0000

Cant remember exactly but is there no 2 realys.One inside passengers wing, under the bonnet, towards the rear of engine bay and then definitely the retractor relay under the dash as drivers knee area.We have both if you need them
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby MX5Spares » Sat, 10 Mar 2018 8:17 +0000

engine bay one may be for headlamps themselves rather than motors??
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby Steve » Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:23 +0000

have you checked the switch on the dash isn't pushed in? (no really heheh) Also check the connector on the back of that switch hasn't fallen out and isn't corroded/dirty.
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby Real Rayzor » Wed, 14 Mar 2018 4:35 +0000

Had a similar issue on one of my headlights. TrI'd everything until I decided to take out the motor and open it up. Absolutely filthy in there. Cleaned it all up and worked perfectly since.
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Re: Mark 1 lights won’t go down.

Postby MX5Spares » Sat, 17 Mar 2018 8:40 +0000

I still think its the "Retracta" relay under the dash.Two types ,one is green casing and one is black casing and numbers are different
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