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Title: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: andy kellett on March 05, 2017, 02:24:27 PM
both fro side lights not working, bulbs ok but can not identify fuse in Owners handbook? any assistance welcome, many thanks
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: Chrispb on March 05, 2017, 02:30:25 PM
what year is your car? and are the tail lights and number plate light working.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: andy kellett on March 05, 2017, 04:00:12 PM
its a 2011 and the rear lights and number plate light are all good and work, just the front 2 side lights next to the headlights.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: johnnyroper on March 05, 2017, 05:32:30 PM
Correct me if I am wrong but I think later fords do not have fuse protection for sidelights etc,they are controlled by the central junction box. Best bet would be to disconnect battery for 10 minutes and see if that resets the fault. If not then you will need to start going down the checking eart,belling cable from CJB to lights to check for breaks etc.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: andy kellett on March 05, 2017, 07:21:18 PM
that would explain the lack of any identified fuse in handbook. I will try disconnecting battery.  many thanks
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: andy kellett on March 05, 2017, 08:26:16 PM
battery disconnect not successful, earth chasing it is
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: Chrispb on March 06, 2017, 04:42:01 AM
its a 2011 and the rear lights and number plate light are all good and work, just the front 2 side lights next to the headlights.
You say the bulbs are OK and you mention next to headlights? the side light bulbs are next to the fog lights not the headlights
https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/mk3-galaxy-reference-library/ford-galaxy-front-side-lampfog-lamp-removal/#sthash.RKIzBmEu.dpbs
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk3 Side Lights
Post by: andy kellett on March 10, 2017, 04:51:05 PM
all sorted, many thanks for tips, advice. earth on connector of one light dragging everything down.