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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 06, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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i removed my low beems and replaced them with some euro lights. after the install the left low and high beem stay on and the right low also stays on. the interior hibeem light is on even if i pull the lever to turn off. if i pull it the low bems go dimmer but all the lights stay on butt the right hi beem still stays off? 1983 camaro
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Re: Head lights

You have it wired incorrectly, one of the low beam wires is on the wrong terminal on one of the headlights, and is backfeeding into the highbeams. My guess.

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i only replaced the low beems on each side. i never unpluged the high beem.execpt when i swaped it out. the plug on the low beem hav 3 prongs and the high has to. any other ideas im still stuck on this one .

thank you tho.

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i only replaced the low beams on each side. i never unpluged the high beem.execpt when i swaped it out. the plug on the low beem hav 3 prongs and the high has to. any other ideas im still stuck on this one .

thank you tho.

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Did you move any wires around? The low beams have both low and high filaments. If one of the wires is on the wrong terminal, (like having power on the ground terminal) it would backfeed make the dimmer switch ineffective. Start by wiring one headlight at a time to find out the problem

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Re: Head lights

i think their is a short in one of the wires well i was installing them and turned on i moght of shorted out the headlight and the right side hi beem. Do you think that did it. the plug only plugs in one way .
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i think their is a short in one of the wires well i was installing them and turned on i might of shorted out the headlight and the right side hi beam. Do you think that did it. the plug only plugs in one way .
Are you sure the bulbs are correct for your app? You may want to check. Also euro lights pull a little more power, make sure ground wires are tight. Since you are having problems, unplug all headlights and work with one headlight at a time, each time testing the dimmer switch.

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Re: Head lights

Yes the ground wire was loose work great now thank you

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