Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Jim1

Electrical help requiered

Recommended Posts

I think I'm missing something here. I have a test bulb when put across battery terminals it works but when I earth to chassis I get nothing I've cleaned chassis back to shiney metal but still no light. Anybody be able to explain what I'm doing wrong. I've tried different places polished parts of chassis to make a good contact but nothing. My understanding is If I don't get a good earth from battery I won't get anything to work. Any advise will help thanks. Its on a 1988 Defender which is converted to 300TDI.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a broken earth lead to the chassis? check the earth lead to the chassis make sure is connected and in good nick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I'm missing something here. I have a test bulb when put across battery terminals it works but when I earth to chassis I get nothing I've cleaned chassis back to shiney metal but still no light. Anybody be able to explain what I'm doing wrong. I've tried different places polished parts of chassis to make a good contact but nothing. My understanding is If I don't get a good earth from battery I won't get anything to work. Any advise will help thanks. Its on a 1988 Defender which is converted to 300TDI.

Either your eating strap is poor and needs replacing. because directly connecting negative to the chassis and a positive connection should show on any test meters.

1. Test the battery first.

2. Test a simple circuit with light bulb method by connecting to earthing point on chassis then negative end of wired bulb to chassis. next attach positive wired end of bulb to positive terminal.

3. A very bright bulb will not show poor battery or weak cable join each will need checking and replacing.

Hope this helps :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy