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I came out after visiting mum in hospital last night to find that my headlights don't work on dipped beam. I've checked the fuses and their ok. Everything else seems to be working (inclduing the fogs that just about let me get home without accident).

I suspect that it must be the relay. Where do I find the relay box and which relay would it be? Are there any in-line fuses for these?

Can anyone help, I'm 250 miles from home and it's a real pain!!

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Re: No dipped beam headlights

Did you start the car with the headlights switched on? I have heard that if you do this both of the bulbs can blow due to voltage spikes.

It is quite unusual though, I would firstly check the fuses in the fuse box under the steering column, there should be a fuse in there for dipped beam. I think the fuses have symbols next to them.
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Re: No dipped beam headlights

As unlikely as it seems that both headlights have gone at once, it can happen. When one goes, the surge can knock out the other. I've had it happen to me.
So, before you get all complicated, I'd at least try replacing a bulb.
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Re: No dipped beam headlights

Many thanks. I've checked both bulbs and even replaced one, but still dead. I've looked at the fuses and swapped them with the main beam ones, but still dead.
I've found some relays above the glove box, but they're not identified.
I've also checked the switch stalk which seems ok, but I haven't got an electrical diagram to confirm.

Please keep trying, I'm beginning to get desparate

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Re: No dipped beam headlights

i believe the relay is E1, which is on the back of the fusebox, it is at the top left if you were looking at the back of the fusebox (but obviously you cant look at the back of it)
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I'm not sure where you mean. The fuses are located just under & to the right of the sterring wheel. There aren't any relay at the back that I see or feel. The only fuses I've found are above the glove compartment. Can you explain?

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aahh.... My mind and fingers are numb.. Jug, I've found the RELAYS above the glove box, not fuses..

Doh!!
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if you remove the fuxebox cover in front of your right knee you can see the fuxebox as you mentioned, above the fuses there are loads of wires that connect to the fuxebox. on the other side of those wires there are several relays. one of them is for the headlights.
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Jug, you're a star. I've found some more relays!

If it's the top left when viewed from the rear, that makes it the top right when viewed from the front, yes?
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Phew. After scraping the old knuckles getting to the relays, it would seem that it was sticking as the lights are now working agian.

Think I'll get a new one before dark, just in case though....

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fingers crossed it'll work ok from now on. a wiggle here and there fixes most italian electrical faults
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Hello, I have a big problem, I need this relay(appendix) FIAT/ALFA ROMEO DEALER in Slowakia it can not identify .Head lights front ,rear are dead, fog lights are too.
Is there any compensation?
relay is Valeo A385 12V 67717911
Řvrig relé - Alfa 156 -04 - W20808

relay 7686775 is the same or not?
7686775,FIAT 7686775 Relay, main current

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hello guys, i need help ,jack (H5B wiring diagram in pin 1)does not have the + , the cable is orange blue- does not have + , any scheme where the wire end,place? ist the jack of the switch steering lights (headlamps, rear lamps etc.)
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sorry to be a pain but are the relays above the fuse box or within the glove compartment i'm a little confused ? because of what i read cheers
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