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Dim Headlight (One not the other)

The other night I noticed one of my headlights was dimmer than the other, thought the globe must have been on the way out so I replaced the bulb.

Thought this would have fixed the problem but just noticed that the light is still dim, any ideas on what could be the problem???

Could it be a bad wiring connection or something?


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-02, 05:17 AM
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Sounds like a bad/dirty earth connection.
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Either that or one headlight was smashed an replaced with a new one somewhere along the line. My Fairmont was exactly the same, becoz I had to put a new headlight in.

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Either that or one headlight was smashed an replaced with a new one somewhere along the line. My Fairmont was exactly the same, becoz I had to put a new headlight in.
Nah wouldn't think so, I have had the car for a couple of years now and the headlight has never had a problem in the past. No signs of accident damage either...

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theres a brightness adjuster on the light, the orange thing i think it is?? or could be the philips head type screw to the top outside edge of the car, twist this till it becomes the same, its a little pot (resistor)
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What models is this adjuster for., got the same problem on the 91 EB Fairmont Ghia!
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on the EF mate, thats all i know. as i own an EF, got the gregory's book for it.

just look around the light assembly, and see if theres any thing that can twist, and see what happens

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"just look around the light assembly, and see if theres any thing that can twist, and see what happens "



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theres a brightness adjuster on the light, the orange thing i think it is?? or could be the philips head type screw to the top outside edge of the car, twist this till it becomes the same, its a little pot (resistor)
Thanks for that mate, will go and have a play with it. I know the adjuster you are talking about but had no idea about what it does.

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Aren't these adjustments for the horizontal and vertical movement of the headlight. The orange knob at the back of the headlight is the vertical and the phillips headed screw on the top outside of the light is the horizontal adjustment of the light beam.
Just my experience on this.
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