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  1. Hi Bob, did you ever resolve this? I have the same problem - installed HIDs and now usually (not always but more often than not) when I switch the lights on, the battery and oil warning lights come on - Quite annoying! Glad to hear that I'm not alone!!! What vendor did you use for your HIDs. Are you certain that the hot and ground were properly identified and connected? I researched this carefully, but I still wonder if an error was made. Are there decent instructions for the HIDs that you used? I've written the vendor numerous times. They did not respond to my last inquiry. I think that they are meatball electric systems designers!!! We have to solve this very annoying and odd problem. Bob I bought the "Ultimate" set from HIDS4U.co.uk. They were the most expensive ones as they were supposed to be designed for post 2002 cars to avoid electronic issues such as lamp-out warning lights! (Clearly not designed as well as they thought they were!) I called the vendor and they said they have never heard of this before and that they should work perfectly with my 2003 Carrera2, they seemed willing to help and suggested that I test them individually by putting one original halogen bulb back in at a time and seeing if the problem still occurs. I couldn't be bothered to put the bulb back in to be honest so I just tried pulling each headlight out of its connector and trying that way - it still happened. I suppose I ought to try exactly what they suggested! (I'll do it today!) I've been getting round it by trying to remember to put the lights on before starting the car - its a pain in the neck though and having two lights on is really distracting. I'll let you know how I get on by putting the original bulbs back in Cheers Oli
  2. Hi Bob, did you ever resolve this? I have the same problem - installed HIDs and now usually (not always but more often than not) when I switch the lights on, the battery and oil warning lights come on - Quite annoying!
  3. Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had ever tried to connect the wiper stalk to the read wiper switch so that when you push it forward, it operates the wiper? I don't have headlight washers so I presume there is a redundant switch in there somewhere? Would be interested to know if its possible and whether it would be an easy job - any diagrams would be really appreciated. It would be a lot easier to operate when at high speed rather than fumbling around for the switch on the dash Thanks Oli C2 2003 996
  4. Good thinking but just had a look and all the pins are fine, even just gave them a quick clean. I was wrong slightly in that its the dipped and side lights that do not work, the full beam, fog and indicator work ok. I have tried turning the switch on and off 20/30 times but I don't see even a flicker?
  5. Hi, I have one headlight where the main and dipped have stopped working. The bulbs are fine (although I have only checked one of them having said that) and the indicator and fog light work fine. I see that another thread suggested it may be the switch. Is it likely to be the switch and if so, can you test it with a continuity meter? Is there anything else that it could be? Many thanks Oli Carrera 2 996 2003
  6. Thanks Loren, the removal procedure would be great please Thanks very much
  7. Hi, This is my first post so apologies if its wrong or in the wrong place. Please could you advise on how you get to the microswitch that controls the glove box light? The light does not work and the bulb is fine so I presume it will be the switch as all the other internal lights are functioning? If you have to remove the glove box, please could you provide some instructions on doing so as I cannot see them listed anywhere online Many thanks Oli 996 2003 Coupe
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