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Nevermind battery drain Im having a brain drain ! Now the Corrado is sorted the Mk2 CE2  played up tonight ! Had a few issues with the indicator working intermittently and changed out the relay for a Hella one a couple of weeks back and seemed sorted. So tonight sure I heard some arching behind the dash , Now not working fog light, dash illumination including clocks lights, Rear lights- registration lights - indicators and brake lights are working, The headlight switch has a couple of burn marks on a couple of the cables going into the light switch and one of the cables has what it looks like some aftermarket black tape wrapped around it - swapped out the switches for some old untested ones  in the dash and didn't work  I give in !

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Fixed it for some reason there was an aftermarket inline fuse with a red 10 fuse and that had blown- think the inline fuse is some safety device to stop the light switch setting on fire. 

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1 hour ago, Keyo said:

Fixed it for some reason there was an aftermarket inline fuse with a red 10 fuse and that had blown- think the inline fuse is some safety device to stop the light switch setting on fire. 

Yep, the OE switches are known to get very hot and break down, and it has been known to cause fires in the past. The inline fuse helps guard against that, and I fitted one too. I'd replace the fuse as it may have blown for a reason, rather than bypassing it. If it goes again, it could be an indication that your switch has had it so keep an eye out.

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2 hours ago, seanl82 said:

Yep, the OE switches are known to get very hot and break down, and it has been known to cause fires in the past. The inline fuse helps guard against that, and I fitted one too. I'd replace the fuse as it may have blown for a reason, rather than bypassing it. If it goes again, it could be an indication that your switch has had it so keep an eye out.

Thanks mate have ordered a new light switch and replaced the fuse- switch is a febi one as the one oe is obsolete- looked on classics and they are selling the febi one described as aftermarket- its cool all the switches are available for the Mk2 at under £10.00 a chuck . 

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