From: McKevvy on 19 Jun 2010 12:23
On 19 June, 08:30, "Mrcheerful" <nbk...(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> McKevvy wrote:
> > On 18 June, 19:18, Chris Whelan <cawhe...(a)prejudicentlworld.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 10:03:21 -0700, McKevvy wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>> Many thanks indeed Chris. The problem is with the rear fog light -
> >>> my escort doesnt have front ones.
> >>> I'll dig out the relays on sunday when I have time. Have you any
> >>> idea of the fault that I described in the OP? Im not niave with
> >>> vehicle electrics but this fault is annoying - not to mention an
> >>> MOT fail.
> >>> Many thanks,
> >>> Mckevvy
> >> Confusingly, Haynes describes a rear foglight relay, yet there isn't
> >> one shown in the wiring diagram. The feed to the rear foglight goes
> >> from the switch to the relay board, but is jumpered back out again.
> >> A further confusion is that there was a model change in '95; your car
> >> could be a pre- or post-95 MY. There are significant differences. For
> >> example, pre-95 rear foglight fuse is F8. Post-95, it's F1.
> >> I've looked on Autodata, but that has no diagram for lighting.
> >> Neither pre- or post-95 models seem to use a relay according to the
> >> diagrams available. It's going to be a case of poking around with a
> >> multi- meter I'm afraid.
> >> Good luck; let us know how you get on!
> >> Chris
> >> --
> > I think it's time to stick it into an auto electrician. Thankfully
> > there's one next door to my brothers workshop - I hope he'd due him a
> > favour so I can get a discount!
> > Thanks for everones help.
> > McK.
> was the switch a new one? since switch failure was very common a secondhand
> one is quite likely to be dead as well.
Its a switch from the scrappies. It's a 95 Escort.
From: McKevvy on 19 Jun 2010 12:32
On 19 June, 09:19, Chris Whelan <cawhe...(a)prejudicentlworld.com>
> On Sat, 19 Jun 2010 08:30:20 +0100, Mrcheerful wrote:
> > was the switch a new one? since switch failure was very common a
> > secondhand one is quite likely to be dead as well.
> To eliminate the switch, use a suitable piece of wire to join together
> the Grey/Yellow and Grey wires if a pre-'95 car, or Violet/Yellow and
> Violet if post-'95. If the light then works, the fault is still the
Many many thanks, I'll try that tomorrow.