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Old 08-20-2002, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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Question Headlights - low beam not working

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Tonight when i knocked off work, i jumped into my Xh ute. Started it, turned my headlights on, but to my suprise, lowbeam is not working. High beam yes, spot lights yes, fog lights yes and parkers yes. What is wrong with low beam? I drove home (i live only 3 mins from work) with parkers and fog lights on. Couldnt see very far at all. Lucky i didnt get pulled over.
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check if the plastic cover on the globe plug hasnt melted away (they do this) and the metal plug isnt touching anything also, check your globes, all connections the earth wire in teh headlight
and anything else that might be odd check your driving light relay (not sure how you have it wired up) it might be the cause

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You probably blown your low beam bulb, pull the cover of the back of the head light and remove the bulb being carefull not to touch the glass part because it may not be blown, check to see the filament is still intact.
It's happened to me before I blew both low beam bulbs at the same time, hasn't happened again
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if you do touch the bulb its not going to blow just get some metho and a tissue and wipe it!
hte only rreason notto touch is coz it puts finger prints on the globe which casts a shaddow in the beam
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Hey guys I had this problem recently on a rainy night. And the next night the headlights were fine. Pretty worrying...
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Also check your relays. Theres seperate relays for high,low and spotlights. Just swap some around and see how you go.

I don't think it would be the lowbeam bulb, as it would be pretty rare for them to blow both at the same time, unless one blew a while back and the other one blew the night in question.
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Fuse or fulty c/breaker & relay as said, check earths. Tried runing a jumper/ with built in fuse, to one side + of light to check globes. Then work your way back..Or test lamp to check current is there..They are cheap bought from local parts store..
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