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    hi all
    coming to the end of rebuild of damaged f430 spider,fitted the headlights and right hand one is flickering on/off ,.
    sounds like a relay not staying in.
    Sidelight ok and indicator ok any advice /help much appreciated

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    Just a guess based on 575 experience - the lights are fired by an (expensive) electrical box (ballast ?) that sometimes misbehaves - if the 430 uses the same system try left for right swop
    Last edited by jos; 30-03-2020 at 03:45 PM.

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    thanks for response,i think you are right headlight control module playing up!

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    have replaced module with new one now have no headlight at allhelp

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    No experience on the F430, but you could follow basic faultfinding techniques...

    Have you interchanged left & right lamps?
    Does high beam work?
    Are you getting voltage to the power supply?
    Have you tried interchanging the power supplies to see if the new one is bad? Don't know how difficult this is.
    Have you interchanged the L & R relays? Your Driver's Handbook will probably tell you where these are.

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    hi
    thanks for reply
    ,power supply ok
    swapped relays no change
    no low or high beam
    side and indicator ok
    have decided although bulb looks ok will buy new when I can(do not want to try other bulb in case it blows)

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    situation getting worse .other side now flickering and no lights original,can anybody explain the operation of the system and what happens internaly when changing from low to high beam or tell me where I can find this info.

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    Whilst there are some big brains here; have you tired posting on FChat...probably more users who have gotten hand on dirty with a 430 there

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    Will do thanks!

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