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Low Beam Fld/Vision
« on: 19 May 2008, 15:27:55 »

Hi all

Following a full issue with the local Vx main stealer at MOT time, I am suffering a problem with my headlights - the message Low Beam Fld/Vision comes on the display and it keeps coming back so I assume the problem remains even after some fiddling to make sure the headlight end of the wiring is secure.


I did a quick search here and it brought up the normal sensor failure (nearside front and rear); for the MOT I am sure they would have been poking around in these areas but the actual culprit involved in the MOT failure was the inside front tie rod end - on the off-side.

I have never had any kind of problem to do with these sensors and within a week of the MOT and a replacement tie rod on the other side its FUBAR'd.

Have a few quick questions at the moment....
Could the garage have mistakenly/unknowingly done anything to bring this error up?
Should I be sending it back there for inspection? Keep in mind we had a falling out...
Finally, should Tech2 be used to find which sensor (if not both) have gone, or if the motors on the headlights are dead?

The fault means the range on my lovely HID's is about 10 feet, mabye less :(

Dammit all, was having a good May until the 2nd.

Thanks for reading,
Alex

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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #1 on: 19 May 2008, 15:38:05 »

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Hi all

Following a full issue with the local Vx main stealer at MOT time, I am suffering a problem with my headlights - the message Low Beam Fld/Vision comes on the display and it keeps coming back so I assume the problem remains even after some fiddling to make sure the headlight end of the wiring is secure.


I did a quick search here and it brought up the normal sensor failure (nearside front and rear); for the MOT I am sure they would have been poking around in these areas but the actual culprit involved in the MOT failure was the inside front tie rod end - on the off-side.

I have never had any kind of problem to do with these sensors and within a week of the MOT and a replacement tie rod on the other side its FUBAR'd.

Have a few quick questions at the moment....
Could the garage have mistakenly/unknowingly done anything to bring this error up?
Should I be sending it back there for inspection? Keep in mind we had a falling out...
Finally, should Tech2 be used to find which sensor (if not both) have gone, or if the motors on the headlights are dead?

The fault means the range on my lovely HID's is about 10 feet, mabye less :(

Dammit all, was having a good May until the 2nd.

Thanks for reading,
Alex



The first thing I would do is inspect the two level sensors to check the actuator arms are still attached.....if they are not then lube the ball joints really well and then pop the coupling back into the sensor.

It might pop out again if really worn though!
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #2 on: 19 May 2008, 15:43:44 »

only 2 normal common culprits - arms popping off sensor as MDTM says, or seized/rusted servo motors (less common)
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #3 on: 19 May 2008, 16:50:27 »

Thanks guys will have a look later on or tomorrow, as long as its not the HID's I can relax a little.

I saw the sensor was about £50 on the other thread - fingers crossed I won't need that though, the MOT set me back £300 in total and the five-week month curse has occured again!

Cheers for your help :)
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #4 on: 02 June 2008, 14:39:26 »

Bump - does anyone have a known-good passenger-side front wheel/headlight aim sensor for a 2000 W-plate (facelift) 'mega please?
There is barely anything left of the old sensor - I mean, its just a cracked jagged mess.

Local Vx dealer saying they may not have them in "by the end of the month" and headlights are p1ss poor at present !

If anyone has a known good one please let me know :D

Thanks in advance
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #5 on: 02 June 2008, 15:18:22 »

Check the parts section... I'm sure Chris will probably have one but I think there's a few cars being broken at the moment!
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #6 on: 02 June 2008, 15:26:03 »

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Check the parts section... I'm sure Chris will probably have one but I think there's a few cars being broken at the moment!

Thanks for this, good advice :) Seems you posted while I was typing.

Will this be the same for all facelifts with HID's please ?

Like the name by the way - I am with a lazy-docker employer (ShipOwner) ;)
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #7 on: 02 June 2008, 15:43:35 »

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Check the parts section... I'm sure Chris will probably have one but I think there's a few cars being broken at the moment!

Thanks for this, good advice :) Seems you posted while I was typing.

Will this be the same for all facelifts with HID's please ?

Like the name by the way - I am with a lazy-docker employer (ShipOwner) ;)

Facelift and mini facelift sensors are the same.....
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #8 on: 02 June 2008, 16:00:13 »

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Check the parts section... I'm sure Chris will probably have one but I think there's a few cars being broken at the moment!

Thanks for this, good advice :) Seems you posted while I was typing.

Will this be the same for all facelifts with HID's please ?

Like the name by the way - I am with a lazy-docker employer (ShipOwner) ;)

Facelift and mini facelift sensors are the same.....

Wow thanks for the quick reply :)

Will get looking as I can't post a wanted ad :)
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #9 on: 02 June 2008, 16:00:25 »

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Check the parts section... I'm sure Chris will probably have one but I think there's a few cars being broken at the moment!

Thanks for this, good advice :) Seems you posted while I was typing.

Will this be the same for all facelifts with HID's please ?

Like the name by the way - I am with a lazy-docker employer (ShipOwner) ;)

I'd better remain anonymous then! :o :o ::) ::) ;D ;D

I just wish I was able to live up to my screen name but I'm busy working away as I post! The joys of unlimited web access on a mobile! :y :y :y
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #10 on: 02 June 2008, 16:29:55 »

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Check the parts section... I'm sure Chris will probably have one but I think there's a few cars being broken at the moment!

Thanks for this, good advice :) Seems you posted while I was typing.

Will this be the same for all facelifts with HID's please ?

Like the name by the way - I am with a lazy-docker employer (ShipOwner) ;)

I'd better remain anonymous then! :o :o ::) ::) ;D ;D

I just wish I was able to live up to my screen name but I'm busy working away as I post! The joys of unlimited web access on a mobile! :y :y :y
Gotta love the docker's perks ;D carry on Sir, let us hope we can both get to a stage where we can be lazy and unbothered.

Thanks for the help everyone. Keep 'em peeled if you would :)
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #11 on: 02 June 2008, 18:27:01 »

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY TAXI OMEGA  WE HAVE MOT EVERY 6 MONTHS THIS FAULT HAS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR JUST OVER A YEAR U CAN CHANGE THE BEAM ON THE HEADLIGHT THE MOT TESTER DID MINE FOR ME.IM LOOKING FOR CHEAP SENSOR COST OVER 100 AT VAUXHALL NOT PAYING THAT MINE IS FRONT PASSENGER SIDE ONE..
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #12 on: 02 June 2008, 19:17:35 »

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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY TAXI OMEGA  WE HAVE MOT EVERY 6 MONTHS THIS FAULT HAS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR JUST OVER A YEAR U CAN CHANGE THE BEAM ON THE HEADLIGHT THE MOT TESTER DID MINE FOR ME.IM LOOKING FOR CHEAP SENSOR COST OVER 100 AT VAUXHALL NOT PAYING THAT MINE IS FRONT PASSENGER SIDE ONE..
Don't shout ;)

Go to a breakers and get one...
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #13 on: 02 June 2008, 19:31:01 »

When i got the FLD Vision/ Low Beam on my MID I had no sensor  there ::)
Timbuk came to the rescue again ;)
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #14 on: 02 June 2008, 19:32:24 »

no good breakers around here never got any omegas
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #15 on: 02 June 2008, 19:38:15 »

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Try PM'ing Timbuk he has quiet a few bits and pieces :y
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #16 on: 02 June 2008, 19:47:06 »

pm sent to him..thanks
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Re: Low Beam Fld/Vision
« Reply #17 on: 03 June 2008, 11:39:08 »

Thanks all - still looking for the NSF Sensor if anyone has one.
Have sent Timbuk PM too : :)

EDIT -- All sorted now, thank you to everyone for reading!
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