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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:37 PM
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Disco 1 Low Beams Burning Out

My son's D1 has had two headlight low beams burn out in the past couple weeks. I'm thinking this might be a grounding issue. We're going to start by cleaning up the battery ground connection to the block. Any other suggestions?
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:49 PM
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yes do check the grounds, the headlight socket used to burn on p38s and d1s due to improper contact, clean the contacts make sure they have the pressure tabs make good contact and trace the ground to the body, and clean..use dielectric grease to avoid further contamination.
btw the contacts are a pain to clean if not removed from socket.
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yes do check the grounds, the headlight socket used to burn on p38s and d1s due to improper contact, clean the contacts make sure they have the pressure tabs make good contact and trace the ground to the body, and clean..use dielectric grease to avoid further contamination. btw the contacts are a pain to clean if not removed from socket.
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We sanded the surface points to clean metal on the ground wires we could find and replaced the Headlight bulb yesterday. We noticed the main ground wire was a copper bradded job that has turned light green. I was touching a fuel line as it rested in the chassis so I decided to cut a piece of old rad hose to sleeve it. Fingers crossed no new electrical gremlins.
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Old January 18th, 2016, 01:43 PM
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Dealing with the same situation myself... even replaced the pigtail and still having the same issue
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What worries me is the grounds didn't really appear corroded. Did you get the connection behind the coolant tank? We need to go back now and paint over the connections before they do start to corrode.
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I hadn't touched the grounds, which one are you referring to? On the chassis or body?
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I hadn't touched the grounds, which one are you referring to? On the chassis or body?
Both. My understanding, which Carlos confirmed, is the D1's have historically had problems flair as a result of the ground wires corroding at the connection points. Probably worth a check.
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Good call... going to put a new "performance" harness in, will check then
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