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Old 05-18-2003, 17:31   #1 (permalink)
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I have noticed this morning that both the headlights on the EL are not working. I thought this a bit strange, normally one might fail but not both. I had a quick look in the fuse box and I could not see a fuse labelled to indicate that it was for the headlights. Is there a fuse for them, if so could someone please tell me where it is? I have not actually checked the bulbs as yet to see if that is the problem, I am hoping it is just a fuse at this point.

Any ideas are appreciated.

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Old 05-18-2003, 17:36   #2 (permalink)
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I think theres a relay near the coolant tank in the engine bay
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Is there any way of determining if that relay is at fault ?
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Is there any way of determining if that relay is at fault ?
Swap it with another and see if the lights work...

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Turn em on and off and listen too see if it clicks...
Im not sure about the EF/EL but on the EB if i disconnect the wiring harness from one headlamp, they both stop working... check yer connections on each side...

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Thanks for the info.

In my lunch break I will check it out. I will let you know what it is when I find out.

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Old 05-18-2003, 19:44   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.

In my lunch break I will check it out. I will let you know what it is when I find out.

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The headlight relay is in a black box beside the battery, it is the 3rd one back from the front. The headlight circuit breaker is also under there.

There is a row of relays also near the battery, that are easy to get at, it's not in there :)
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Thanks for the replies !

Turns out the relay is fine.
Both bulbs freakishly blew at the same time. They were working yesterday but not today. I biught 2 new bulbs and I nowhave light again!

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I bet they will both blow again, that's too much of a coincidence.
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