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Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not working

Post by clairebarron » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:05 am

Hi - I have looked at a couple of old forum posts to see if I can remedy this situation.
My side lights don't come on, the backlight on the dash isn't working and neither are the rear headlights. :idea:
I've tried WD40 in the control stick and that hasn't worked and I've checked the fuses and they seem good too. (I replaced them for good measure!)
I'm wondering if this is a wiring issue? Perhaps a loose connection somewhere? I'm not sure where to start looking. I don't want to start messing with the wrong wires and turn something else off!
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by quest63 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:10 am

Have you checked the fuses in both fuse boxes? the one to the right of the steering wheel and the one under the bonnet?

If so maybe its a relay needs replacing or the stalks themselves need repalcing
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by clairebarron » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:19 am

I just looked at the ones under the bonnet - I'll have a look at the other one and replace them. Hopefully it is one of those fuses.
Thanks for that! It is only my second time of trying to fix anything in the car myself, hopefully I'll be a budding mechanic this time next year!
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by DOH » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:15 am

Locate the fusebox inside car on the drivers side,Try Fuse numbers 6&7(bottom row of fusebox, counting from the left) which are both coloured red and rated10amps .I got this info from the owners guide.
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by red » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:31 am

I'm with Quest, probably need to try another set of stalks.
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by clairebarron » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:22 pm

Its a stalk job. I'll start looking for them. Is it an easy job?
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by quest63 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:54 pm

The number one job is to identify which set of stalks you have, there are two different kinds and they are not interchangeable so dont buy the wrong ones.

Its just a few phillips screws to remove the ignition cowls some on top some on bottom, and one screw iirc holding the stalks at the top and two electrical connectors to pull out.

Do a search on stalks to see the different ones, If you cant find the difference come back and I'll find it for you
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by Cherie » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:02 pm

The difference is whether or not you have the programmable intermittent wipe. This came in sometime in 1999, but there isn't a definite cut-off date.
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by clairebarron » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:02 pm

I got the part number and searched for that. So I should have it in the next couple of days.
I've been lucky I've only had to drive back from hockey just as it got dark, so I only had a couple of people flash and honk me. Can't wait to finally fix it.

I need to find all the screws, just go it off enough to see the part numbers. Is there a video somewhere?
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by quest63 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:09 pm

This should help somewhat to locate some of the cowl screws but you obviously don't take the steering wheel off.

http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=66" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

After that theres just one screw that holds the stalks on at the top iirc, and some simple clips on the electrical connectors to pull them off
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by clairebarron » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:19 pm

It's all fixed the part arrived yesterday and it took 10 minutes to do.
I can't believe a garage want so much
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Re: Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not workin

Post by quest63 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:24 pm

Did a garage do it or you? how much labour did they want?
Glad its sorted whichever :thumbs:
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Side lights, dash lights and rear head lights not working

Post by MRK1999 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:42 am

Has anyone got a puma 1999 sidelight wiring diagram?
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