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Old 02-15-2006, 06:48 PM
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82' 300sd - no low beam driver side

The low beam on the drivers side doesnt work. It will however 'randomly' work.

All other lights work fine, *the high beam works fine on that side, just tired of blinding everyone*

So I just installed some European head lights, and would'nt you know it, the problem still exists.

This is the 'yellow' wire in plug cluster, I see it runs to the fuse box.

Do you think this is wire problem *run a new wire?*, switch, or something else?

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-brad

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Old 02-15-2006, 10:42 PM
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Check the fuse. Number 6(red) is for the left side low beam, I don't know off the top of my head the number for the right.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:07 AM
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sounds more

like a continuity issue (wow i like the sound of that word). i would suspect a loose wire at the socket or a bad prong acceptor "thingie" (darn, ruined my excellent vocabulary thing i had going).

been there, done that.

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Old 02-16-2006, 08:18 AM
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bdeely, Even after you check the fuse, Cut your lights on and be sure you have 12 volts at each end of your fuse, keep us posted...gene2
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:33 AM
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I had the same thing happen. Solder joint at the connecting pin was broken. Re-soldered and all is working normally again! It is easier to solder if you remove the entire cast hopusing from the car.
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:53 AM
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Thanks!

I'll try the fuse this weekend, check wire etc.

Whats wierd is, if i turn on the lights, turn on the fog lights, hit the brights, then return to low beam, all is well.

Wierd.
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:56 AM
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Just remembered...also had a bad solder joint at the switch in the stalk on the steering column. That one left both low beams out!

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