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Author Topic: Dim headlight  (Read 1984 times)

Bullet500Dude

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Dim headlight
« on: December 20, 2007, 12:58:28 AM »
   Well, I have a problem I can't figure out.  The lowbeam of my headlight is real dim.  I've checked all the wiring, checked the altrenator output, replaced the headlight regulator, sealed beam,  bar switch assembly, and no good.  It is very frustyrating, and I hope one of you can please help me.  Thanks in advance.
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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 01:13:24 AM »
This is usually a ground problem. Make sure the battery ground(s) are in good shape-no fraying or loose connectors. Then trace every ground connection, disconnect, clean and re-attach. good luck!

Bullet500Dude

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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 01:18:38 AM »
TY Vince
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dogbone

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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 02:09:02 PM »
You forgot to mention the year. The early 99's and older had an anemic alternator.
Is the hi beam bright?, If it is,the ground must be ok.
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Bullet500Dude

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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 02:04:17 AM »
she is a 2001
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Kevin Mahoney

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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 02:58:49 AM »
I have seen this when the three wires attached to the headlight are installed wrong.

Sam

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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 12:59:19 AM »
two of the wires on the headlight are swapped, so on low beam the current is flowing through both filaments, but it's OK on high beam.
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baird4444

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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 04:04:06 AM »
try swapping the green and blue wire putting the blue in the center.
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Re: Dim headlight
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008, 07:06:01 PM »
What was wrong? How did you solve it?