QUOTE (Northstar100 @ Jun 24 2010, 08:03 AM)
So how is this fault fixed?
Currently there is [b]no fix. Read my above post regarding headlamp motors and the cost to repair; the switch is a red herring. It's a 10 pence item with a passive resistor array inside.
It's believed the fault is in the motors and the cost ( assuming everyone demanded the fix be carried out
) would be a major setback to Hyundai. The labour alone would prevent the fitters carrying out their normal work for several weeks.
The fault has been present since the first i10 rolled of the production line. So two years to fix a switch ? Nah ! They know what's causing the problem, but are hoping people wont bother asking for a solution ( which is exactly what's happening
But there could be trouble ahead, it's now come to light that another person received a rectification notice from the Police for driving their i10 with faulty headlamps ( that's makes two recorded events so far ). Hence why some Hyundai dealers are disconnecting the headlamp motors . Now if they disconnect the Aircon or Electric windows because they were faulty, how would you react ?
You put two large people in the back of an i10 with the headlamps set on the '0' setting and you will light up the moon and blind every other bugger driving towards you.
But driving down a country lane with the headlamp beam going up and down at random is bloody dangerous. I've nearly had one person pull out on me because they thought I was flashing them to proceed !