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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 04, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well, during my afternoon coffe break today at work, I decided to pull my car around back and use our nice aircraft soap and hotsy pressure sprayer to clean the engine bay. Tonight, back at the hangar, I noticed I have no more headlights, can't turn highbeams on or anything. I checked for a blown fuse, but can't find one for the headlights. Tried looking for any wire connections I might have blown apart, but nothing, filament in the bulbs look fine, too. Any ideas where to start looking? Good thing we have almost 24 hours of daylight up here [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] .

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 04, 05:39 AM
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check the dimmer switch at your left foot area, bet the plug came undone there or its crudded up rusty or wire broken. Than can do funny things to headlights.
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Ok, thanks, I'll try and check that before I leave town wed morning. If not, where else should I look...? Thanks!

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Check that the ground wire didnt get blown off over by the horn relay.

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well, replaced the dimmer, and it half solved my problem. either i have only low beams, or nothing at all. can't see any ground wires loose, or disconnected. any other ideas? thanks a lot!

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Still can't find the problem...any other ideas?
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CB,

I seem to remember having that problem also. I cant recall what it was or how I solved it right now, but I will try to get back to you in the next day or two, if you don't get other replys that help before then.

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Wire for high beams broken by chance? or common lead on wrong post.

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check the headlight relay on the radiator support.
next to voltage regulator.
Mine filled with water when i did the same thing you did and had same problem until I dried it out then the lights functioned normally.


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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 04, 02:45 AM
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Dawg - I think you're talking about the horn relay. That shouldn't have any effect on the headlights per-se.
I would check the terminals at the bulbs. Corrosion/loose connection alway seems to be a problem there.

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If there is a pair of beams glowing in one position of the dimmer switch and not the other dimmer switch position, then may have a faulty switch.

If the set of filaments light, there's a good ground and supply source. Only addition to the other beam, is a wire, split at the left headlamp to supply the right headlamp, and a pair of filaments.

As mentioned, a broken wire(s), or connection. Maybe the firewall connection needs alittle finesse-ing!

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