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Old 08-31-2006, 09:45 PM
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Question Right Headlight Out, Checked Light & Fuse?

My right, passenger, headlight had been flakey for a couple of weeks, on & off at random when I turn on the switch. It's completely out now so I pulled the light out & replaced it with no luck. I checked the fuse & it's fine, the right fog light works just fine & it's on the same fuse acording to the list. Is there anything else or anyplace else to check besides the wiring in general to find out why it won't come on?


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Old 08-31-2006, 09:57 PM
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check the wiring, follow it from the back of the headlight as far as you can and look for any breaks, or places it might have shorted
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:03 PM
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If the fog lights function, then you're definitely getting power to the RF low beam. Therefore, the most likely culprit is a bad headlight.........even though you just replaced it.

The second possibility is corrosion inside the plug for the headlight. Take the plug apart and clean the sockets if any corrosion appears from the outside.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:06 PM
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If both high and low beams are inop. I would suspect the ground wire. Three wires are in the plug. One for low ,one for high beam and a third provides ground. You might use a jumper wire from the plug to ground. If it now works, you just have to trace the ground wire looking for a break or replace the ground wire to another good spot under the hood.

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