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VCDS - Low Beam Reflector Motor

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2' started by NJG, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. NJG

    NJG Black Magic

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    Hi All

    My trusty FR is now coming up to 230,000mls, and still going strong!

    Just recently plugged in my VCDS, as I have a bulb warning light showing on the dash, (after 230k, I can put up with just that!) and it relates to the following error....

    02498 - Left Low Beam Reflector Motor (V294)
    012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 01111100

    In fact, If I park up close to a facing wall and put the high beam on, the high beam lights up and then a few seconds later the left beam seems to drop. This makes sense of the fault warning, but not sure if this is a faulty component within the headlamp itself, or outside the headlamp?

    This is only a temporary fault too.
    Could be electrical I guess, but not sure whether I need to take the headlamp unit out or not, to start investigating.

    I've noticed too that the AFS hasn't been working for a long while either (previous to the reflector fault). However, the "dancing" headlight check when starting up always happens.
    And yes, I have checked if the AFS is actually working, as it was quite easy to get them to work when driving hard around a bend, and especially with a little night fog, but they sure don't now.

    Anybody had similar fault with this?

    Thanks :)
     

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