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Old 12-12-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Headlight Not Working

My driver's side headlight isnt working. The small light works, high beam works, turn signal works, just not the low beam. Ive replaced it, switched the wires (from positive to ground, I know it wouldnt do anything, but I tried), and I dont know what else to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, its a 99 BTW.
I also checked the fuse.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:12 PM   #2
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I read that if only the low beams aren't working, then usually the headlight assembly needs to be removed and re-seated into the connector.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:48 PM   #3
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I re seated it like 5 times, I will try to take the connector out tommorow and push it in as far as I can.
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:02 PM   #4
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im pretty sure both headlights have there own fuse, so its possible for one light to be out and not the other.
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:33 PM   #5
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Checked both fuses, and the highbeams, there is a right and left fuse for both.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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I re seated it another couple times and no luck. Even took out the connector and re seated it, no luck. I have run out of luck I guess. Does anyone have a diagram for that connector so I can see which pin is the low beam and ground (so I can check voltage). Also, if that doesnt work, should I splice into another light so it goes on or just take it to the dealership?
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:22 PM   #7
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Anything???
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:37 PM   #8
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Anything???
Hi,

PM me your email addy and I'l send you the wiring schematic. But, also get yourself a digital multimeter so you can properly diagnose these types of issues. You can get a perfectly adequate one for under $25. Not having one is a real handicap, like a surgeon trying to do surgery in the dark...

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