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Old 11-01-2010, 06:02 AM   #1
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Really, really low Beams. Any ideas?

Guys. I'm puzzled. Got in my Boxster this morning early and drove down the street thought I forget to turn my lights on. They were indeed on. Got out to take a look. it looked like two low-burning candles -- like they were 10% on. High beams are perfect. Had to drive to work using them

Didn't sense any battery-related issues anywhere in performance. Any ideas? Much appreciated!
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:08 AM   #2
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Check your fuses first, if ok, then check the amperage going to the light socket. Very well could be the light switch.
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start checking the basics in the electrical system...batt voltage etc....
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I'm guessing but....

failing all else there must be a relay that controls the high and low beams. That relay may be faulty, where it is located I do not know.

Odd that is is both lights at once that are dim, I have seen cases where a car comes in with no brake lights. All sorts of checks are done when the first thing that should have been done is check the BULBS. I've seen many a car come in with both brake lights burned out.

Use the KISS Principle " Keep It Simple Stupid" .... don't make it harder than it is.

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