Ok, I'm going to go to a garage tomorrow to sort this out, but I'd like to have an idea of what may be wrong when I get there.
Anyway, the story is - last week my windscreen washer on my car stopped working. That is, no water is sprayed onto the windscreen but the wipers are still working. I suspect this is due to a blown fuse.
However, since then my lights have developed a problem. When I was driving home tonight (in the middle of nowhere) I tried to switch my full beams on. What then happened was that my headlights cut out completely, the lights on the dashboard became really bright, the rev counter dropped to 0 (engine was running fine) and some of the warning lights on the dash lit up. This lasted for 3 or 4 seconds then everything returned to normal.
I didn't dare try the full beams again for the rest of the journey (nearly s*** myself the first time), but I tried it a few times when I got home and the same thing happened over and over.
Does anyone have any ideas what might have cause this? MY car is an Astra Design if that helps, 59 plate.