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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:29 am    Post subject:  lost low beams Reply with quote

So last night I went to take car to work and no low beams. Messed with the headlight switch went to auto to running to on and nothing. Hit the dimmer switch and I have high beams. So I drove with high beams on and fog lights. Got in the car this morning can't remember if I put it in neutral or just started it. Didn't have DRL got home switched relays with the horn and have DRL now this could be just cause I didn't put the car in gear the first time

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Are the low beams still out? If so, you are looking at a new multifunction switch.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah they are out. I was thinking its the switch but kind of hoping it was something cheaper lol. You know I might still have the relay for the hide I had. It still might be setuped and might have failed

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yeah they are out. I was thinking its the switch but kind of hoping it was something cheaper lol. You know I might still have the relay for the hide I had. It still might be setuped and might have failed


have you checked the bulb

sometimes when one goes out it takes the other with it.



If you plain on using the highbeams longer I suggest these bulbs are they are perfectly aimed forward with out causing the light to scatter everywhere.

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-.....ilips+9005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

When my MFS went, I could sometimes get the low beams back on for a little while by toggling the high beams on and off. Sometimes they would come on and sometimes they wouldn't, but that's a sure way to pinpoint the MFS.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Irish_alley wrote:
Yeah they are out. I was thinking its the switch but kind of hoping it was something cheaper lol. You know I might still have the relay for the hide I had. It still might be setuped and might have failed


have you checked the bulb

sometimes when one goes out it takes the other with it.



If you plain on using the highbeams longer I suggest these bulbs are they are perfectly aimed forward with out causing the light to scatter everywhere.

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-.....ilips+9005

f them ill blind them all lol. but no it was the relay i installed with the low beam hids. it was wet and rusty just took it off and it fixed the problem,

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Cleaned the group on rad support with 2 black wires cleaned ecm ground and abs just because. Did notice one dark blue of passengers side is shorted out or grounded. Can't find a good wire diagram any one have or know of one?

Little update drivers side works great if the passengers side Is disconnected. Or a bulb in the passengers side is. But we did notice the power pattern for the driver side is ground then hot for the highs and lows but with the passenger side hooked up its ground then hot for highs and hot then hot for the lows. The double hots on the lows aren't the same volts so it might be some sort of back feed.ell it worked for one night. This mornin I get high beam out message. But I have all 4 bulbs lit up but 3 are dim the passengers side is dim and drivers side is bright one on but dim on the other. If you unplug the passengers side the drivers side works like its supposed to.





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i knew i wasnt getting power to the left side thought it was getting the power from the right side. didnt make sense cause if you lost a bulb it would cut power to the other side. but then i see "ext lts" gives power to the right side while "DRL/EXT LTS" goes to the left. so we have two fuses for the head lights and since i had the relays plugged in i guess it didnt cause a problem till i unplugged the relay and for some odd reason a 5 amp fuse was in the ext lts fuse instead of the 10 amp.

i did inspct the relay wire harness and the inline fuse was melted to the case. the two problems might be related idk only time will tell. kind of scary that the fuse plastic melted before it blew

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