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Sorry Tazzy, I'm not familiar with the layout of your car, so I can't help with locating fuses or relays. However, as you've tested and found no juice at the headlight units, the next thing I'd look at is the fuse (as stef123 suggested). Strange that it's not where the manual says.... a quick trip into the local Renault specialist or dealer should cost you nothing just to ask where the fuse is located.
Testing for continuity is very easy with a multimeter, but like anythihng depends on what type you have. Simply, you select the symbol for ohms (which may also have a little "musical notes" symbol), place one multimeter probe on one end of the wire or circuit you're testing, the other probe on the other end, and if there's an unbroken circuit between the two points the meter will bleep or show a resistance reading less than infinity or "overrange".
It's easier for someone to show you than to explain it in mere words!!
Let us know how you get on.
yep as JGB says, on your multimeter either select the musical note or the lowest resistance range(probably 200ohms?)
as for the fuses and relays, have a look under the bonnet and behind the glovebox. Im sure someone on the forum can tell you exactly where to look for them. knowing renault they are probably scattered everywhere.
Did both of your headlights die when you were driving?
Just read your first post again, you say the tell tale light on the dash still works, thats probably a good indication the switch and the relay work. Can you hear any clicking from behind the glovebox when you switch the lights on. Might be easier if you can get someone to have a listen under the bonnet too when you try this.
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Last edited by stef123; 21st November 2008 at 07:41 PM.