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14 Dec 2017 @ 15:18:20 pm
Dawie
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Hallo Almal,

Ek plaas hierdie in Engels - dan verstaan meer dit.

Ek hoop iemand kan help!

 

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14 Dec 2017 @ 16:10:08 pm
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Dawie, Does your caravan have LED Lights?
I think so because you say it works fine with a another trailer.
I have read on other forums that if one or the other, car or van have LED's this flashing occurs.
Maybe change the offending globes and get both vehicles using the same globes.
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14 Dec 2017 @ 16:12:40 pm
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Mind you, looking at you name details you have a Wilk which is quite an old van and a modern Hi-lux. Therefore I think the Hi-lux has LED's and the van, incandescent globes.
Change the van globes to LED.
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14 Dec 2017 @ 16:26:15 pm
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Thanks for the advice, Steamer. None has LED lights.  I suspect that the lights draw too much current. I will try to replace some of the caravan lights with LED lights.

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14 Dec 2017 @ 16:43:46 pm
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Dawie due to the flashing it could be that the trailer is using 10W smaller filament lamps drawing a lower current which the car is happy with. If the van has the normal bayonet lamps in I am surprised that it is the tail light giving problems as that is about 6W but the brake lights on the bigger lamps is 21W which will use more current.

Be careful for a short circuit on the tail lamps.

If you can leave contact details or email me on woonwaled then gmail dot com I can try to offer suggestions.

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14 Dec 2017 @ 16:57:55 pm
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Dankie Danie. Ek gaan net kyk wat is die W van die karavaan lampe.

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15 Dec 2017 @ 09:40:47 am
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Dawie due to the flashing it could be that the trailer is using 10W smaller filament lamps drawing a lower current which the car is happy with. If the van has the normal bayonet lamps in I am surprised that it is the tail light giving problems as that is about 6W but the brake lights on the bigger lamps is 21W which will use more current.

Be careful for a short circuit on the tail lamps.

If you can leave contact details or email me on woonwaled then gmail dot com I can try to offer suggestions.

Danie, epos gestuur.

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15 Dec 2017 @ 09:55:38 am
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Alles reg Dawie. Ek het geantwoord.

Ek dink deurdat jou sleepwa se ligte reg werk en albei gewone gloeilampe in het dat daar dalk iewers 'n fout is op die wa se prop of aan die bedrading. Dis wat ons stap vir stap sal probeer elimineer.

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15 Dec 2017 @ 10:29:04 am
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Ek het weer `n ander probleem:

Wanneer die wa gehak is werk alles normaal.

Sodra die ligte aangeskakel word en `n flikker (met rem) by kom dan gaan die liggies op die dash aan (ABS en nog ander).

Dit gebeur met die wa en die trailer. Het ook gesien dat die hazards dit veroorsaak. Om dit reg te kry moet ek die voertuig afskakel en weer aanskakel.

Amper vergeet ek dit is `n hilux  die vorige shape.

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15 Dec 2017 @ 11:21:21 am
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Jannie ek het geantwoord maar nou sien ek my plasing is net weg.

Sonder om fisies by die voertuig te wees klink dit dat die volts val weens die ekstra vrag. Iewers tel die sensor die skielike verandering op. Die flikkers veroorsaak hierdie "probleem" en die sensor bly dit optel.

Probeer deur 'n tydelike draad van so 4mm2 direk op die sok se aardpunt in te sit (diskonnekteer die huidige) en op die battery se negatief te koppel en kyk of dit steeds die abnormale toestand uitwys met "dash" liggies.

Dis net 'n voorstel om iewers te begin maar beter om dit met 'n "autolek" te bespreek en hul inset te kry. Voertuie is deesdae baie sensitief vir wat mens kan doen weens al die sogenaamde veiligheids sensors.

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15 Dec 2017 @ 12:12:17 pm
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Ek het twee 6W gloeilampies installeer en alles werk nou reg. Dit is ook helder genoeg.  Die "nuwe" Hilux hou nie van te veel amps nie.

Danie - baie dankie vir jou moeite en bereidwilligheid om te help!

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15 Dec 2017 @ 12:49:48 pm
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Dis 'n plesier Dawie. Ek is bly ons kon dit so vinnig oplos. Ons poog mos om te help waar ons kan al beteken dit van ons tyd wat ons gebruik.

 

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16 Dec 2017 @ 07:41:51 am
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Also just learnt something. Thanks!
Another reason why I love my old work-horse.
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16 Dec 2017 @ 15:25:40 pm
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John I have never worked on these circuits but I belief  the sensor doing a lamp check checks the resistance of the circuit. If it is lower or higher it gives the indication on the dash. A lower resistance could be seen as a semi short circuit and a higher resistance is seen as a possible open circuit or some stands in a wire broken off. This is my simple way of explaining the problem we have on never cars.

If we have LED lamps on the van it might see the resistance as too high. Thus we need to add a normal filament lamp to increase the current. In this case the current was too high and by decreasing it we solved the problem Dawie had. Although he had filament lamps the current was reduced with lower Wattage lamps.

Normally it can do no harm to test by changing the lamps if we find this behavior.

Also the sensor could play up. On my m-cycle I had a lamp failure alarm for about a year without having a defective lamp. Some months ago it suddenly stopped giving the alarm which is thus correct.

John as you have a Cruiser. How do you lower the fuel consumption of a Cruiser?  You lie about it smilesmile

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16 Dec 2017 @ 16:29:39 pm
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Thanks Danie, that explains a lot. So maybe the guys on the other forum were fairly accurate.
You are so right about the 'Bruizer'. Yoh! the 4500 doesn't give the engine size, it stands for 4500m per litre.
Which, seriously is pretty much a fact. The best ever I got was 6 km/lit, in Kruger putting around in 2nd gear most of the time.
It is the biggest indulgence in our lives.
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17 Dec 2017 @ 20:17:06 pm
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And so this proves we are never to old to learn.

No matter what new models come up with we here on the forum will sort out the hicups

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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