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    Right bit of a werid one...

    The 15amp standard fuse blown today - then I replaced it the same size one and it blown again so I tried a 20amp and 25amp they both went bang then shoved in a 30amp that has not blown BUT the right side does not work... the bulbs are not blown...

    I installed silver bulbs yesterday front and rear.... but none are blown and just the left side works...

    What could be the problem...????

    I cant turn right now....


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    Also if it makes any difference at all... I installed CCFL's a few days ago... and not change any fuses since... Just to add more info...


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    Also to add... the hazzard switch does not flash no more....


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    Sounds like one of your feeds are shorting to ground hence fuse blowing straight away.

    Its a paint but you'll need to check over the o/s wiring again. Also give the long black relay a wobble just in case its loose
     
     

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    Oh and pull out the 30amp fuse, if that doesn't blow you risk melting the loom at its weakest point..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Sounds like one of your feeds are shorting to ground hence fuse blowing straight away.

    Its a paint but you'll need to check over the o/s wiring again. Also give the long black relay a wobble just in case its loose
    I have to drive to work tomorrow........... Check it... What other wires can I look at???

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    Oh and pull out the 30amp fuse, if that doesn't blow you risk melting the loom at its weakest point..
    Right I'll pull that out... Cheers for that!!!


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    Other wires to look at if your sure you got no shorts in your indicators and new bulbs are fine is the boot loom.

    But I'd be pulling out the bulbs and checking them across the battery one by one. Then going over the sidelight wiring for the CCFL's.

    If it doesn't get sorted at least you can piss Audi drivers off, they don't seem to indicate lol
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Other wires to look at if your sure you got no shorts in your indicators and new bulbs are fine is the boot loom.

    But I'd be pulling out the bulbs and checking them across the battery one by one. Then going over the sidelight wiring for the CCFL's.

    If it doesn't get sorted at least you can piss Audi drivers off, they don't seem to indicate lol
    Right... cant do anything tonight but looked over the wires as you said nothing... ALL OK...

    Just need to buy some 15amp fuses now....


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    I would get that 30 amp fuse out quick, or you risk setting your car on fire, then all you'll have is a charred wreck. Return all the bits you've changed back to standard, and go from there.
    Personally, I would not be using the car, until this issue has been sorted.
    You could always get the bus for one day! Cheaper than a burnt out car!!
     
     

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    took the fuse out.... Cant its my daily driver and no bus starts at 05:00 to get me to work by 05:45...


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