I have a vauxhall zafira 2006 and just replaced the headlamp unit and connector after light accident damage. However, when i switch the lights on, the indicator bulb lights up and stays on like the sidelight bulb should and side light bulb does nothing, not even if i turn the indicator on.Everything else on the headlamp works fine.There was some differences in the colouring of the wires from the headlamp harness and the new headlamp connector.
Country: United KingdomMake: vauxhallModel: zafiraYear: 2006Engine: 1.9CDTI
Hello and Welcome to justanswer...There is no obvious reason for this to happen other than, wrong wiring / circuits..There are several different headlight units for these and its very easy to be supplied with the wrong one / type- which is wired differently inside- between the connector and bulbs.Other than any wiring damage in the accident causing wire shorting, that is the most likely scenario here- that yo have been given the wrong headlight unit and hence, you get the above situation..The lights can `look the same but not be -so check for any wiring damage - but if its not that, you need to contact the suppliers for another, replacement headlamp unit... That is the most likely situation too - as this has been seen many times !Kind Rgds, MIKE Please do click one of the smiley faces now for me - at least the OK service or preferably above - Thank You kindly.I am always be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.. Clicking as above does not close you out - you can get back to me if you wish / need , anytime at all....Best Rgds, MIKE.
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Hi Mike,Thanks for the info, I had no idea that there was different types of headlight, however, I have been assured that I have the right one for my car, and it matches the right hand one perfectly.Could the problem lie in the replacement connector that I got as the colours of some of the wires are different. I only got yhe connector from a local breakers yard and diddn't notice any differences till I got home.
Hello again Michael, Thank you for your reply - In that case ( you are assured you have the correct one), then yes, that its a very strong possibility and needs to be investigated for sure - especially as the wires are different - I suspect its from a different year being its different at all and so then the circuitry can be different - What I would suggest is use a meter connected while you power each circuit, then you know as and when the meter responds, which circuit should be which - eg, switch the low beam on, probe the wires until you get the live circuit and connect appropriately. Its either that or get another connector but if you have a meter or even just a 12v bulb tester, that will do the job for you -I hope that helps you further - let me know if I can help you anymore at all - Best Rgds, MIKE..