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    Hi guys

    I noticed this noise tonight while fitting a new LED bar.
    Anyone know what it could be?

    https://vimeo.com/398570186?ref=tw-share‬

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonZA View Post
    Hi guys

    I noticed this noise tonight while fitting a new LED bar.
    Anyone know what it could be?

    https://vimeo.com/398570186?ref=tw-share‬
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonZA View Post
    Hi guys

    I noticed this noise tonight while fitting a new LED bar.
    Anyone know what it could be?

    https://vimeo.com/398570186?ref=tw-share‬
    That sounds like your window washer pump running. It sounds like the reservoir is empty as well...

    How did you connect the light bar?
    What vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    That sounds like your window washer pump running. It sounds like the reservoir is empty as well...

    How did you connect the light bar?
    What vehicle?
    Itís not empty I checked.
    I connected it to an existing switch which was connected to two spot lights, one of which wasnít working so I replaced both with a bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonZA View Post
    Itís not empty I checked.
    I connected it to an existing switch which was connected to two spot lights, one of which wasnít working so I replaced both with a bar.
    2014 Ranger 3.2 auto
    Is it the pump that is running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    Is it the pump that is running?
    Thatís what Iím not sure about.
    Surely it only runs when you pull back the window washer stalk?

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    You should be able to feel if the pump is running by touching the reservoir.

    One needs to be careful when fitting lights on vehicles using CANBUS, especially the Fords. It tends to cause loads of Ďweirdí symptoms.

    It may also be the reason why the original spots did not work.

    If the pump does run, then disconnect the lightbar and see what happens. Thereafter do progressive fault finding

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    You should be able to feel if the pump is running by touching the reservoir.

    One needs to be careful when fitting lights on vehicles using CANBUS, especially the Fords. It tends to cause loads of Ďweirdí symptoms.

    It may also be the reason why the original spots did not work.

    If the pump does run, then disconnect the lightbar and see what happens. Thereafter do progressive fault finding
    Will give it a try thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonZA View Post
    Will give it a try thank you.
    Also try and figure out where the switch taps off from.

    Keep us updated, and Iíll try and help where possible

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    Morning guys

    I stopped past Fury Ford William Nicol yesterday.
    Within seconds the chap from service found the problem creating this terrible noise:
    Module on the headlight is buggered.
    Waiting to hear if warranty will cover it.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Thanks for posting the solution, sadly folk often forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonZA View Post
    Morning guys

    I stopped past Fury Ford William Nicol yesterday.
    Within seconds the chap from service found the problem creating this terrible noise:
    Module on the headlight is buggered.
    Waiting to hear if warranty will cover it.

    Thanks for your help.
    Great.
    Now you can perhaps remove that illegal lightbar...

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    Hopefully you need to pay. Light bars are illegal
    Quote Originally Posted by DevonZA View Post
    Morning guys

    I stopped past Fury Ford William Nicol yesterday.
    Within seconds the chap from service found the problem creating this terrible noise:
    Module on the headlight is buggered.
    Waiting to hear if warranty will cover it.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Hopefully you need to pay. Light bars are illegal
    Why are you forever posting all your ### comments?
    Do you even own a Ford?
    Why would he need to pay if a lightbar is illeagal?

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    You feel better now?
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan Bos View Post
    Why are you forever posting all your ### comments?
    Do you even own a Ford?
    Why would he need to pay if a lightbar is illeagal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan Bos View Post
    Why are you forever posting all your ### comments?
    Do you even own a Ford?
    Why would he need to pay if a lightbar is illeagal?
    When the traffic cops stop him for having an illegal set of lights, they may fine him for each lamp over 6 lamps then add extra for having a light bar.
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    Morning guys

    I honestly did not know that light bars are illegal so I've read up a bit on it.
    The bakkie came with two spots when I bought it and one wasn't working so I changed them for a bar, also because the spots don't look very nice IMO.

    I asked the guy I bought the bar from:

    ''It has to be on separate switch. Not linked to brights. Some police will be funny about it."

    Another guy told me that it's fine to have them fitted but then you need to have a cover over the light when in suburban area.

    I also asked a connection at Metro Police and he sent me the following:

    https://www.arrivealive.mobi/lightin...es-of-the-road

    So in conclusion it looks like LED bars are illegal.
    I will remove and return it.
    Hope this info helps others who are not aware of the laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Hopefully you need to pay. Light bars are illegal
    Jelo, have to say this is just unnecessary. Maybe stick to not saying anything if it's not helpful for a change? Haven't you been suspended enough times before to learn from you mistakes?

    Maybe stick to the Jeep section?
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    Canít return it.
    Anyone want to buy an LED bar lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonZA View Post
    Canít return it.
    Anyone want to buy an LED bar lol
    Sell it to a farmer or game lodge owner.
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