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Step to replace lamp for the low beam headlights

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It is just one bulb that has dual filaments - one for low beam and one for high beam. You will have to replace the entire bulb.

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98 cad deville headlights stay on headlight & twilight sentinel switch is off along with the ign. i'm stumped can you help. Ted


Did you check the high/ low beam headlamp relay ? Stuck contacts in side relay .Plus headlamp relay an DRL relay .All are located in the underhood relay center .
The headlamps are controlled by the body control module (PZM). The battery positive voltage (B+) is applied at all times through the HDLPS fuse at the switch side of the headlamp relay via CKT 340 (ORN).
Battery positive voltage (B+) is also applied at all times through the RADIO/PHONE fuse to the coil side of the high/low beam headlight relay via CKT 40 (ORN/BLK). Both relays are controlled by the PZM at separate output cavities.

When the headlamp switch is in the HEAD position, the instrument cluster headlamp switch input is grounded through CKT 10 (YEL) and the headlamp switch. The instrument cluster sends a request through the Class 2 serial data line to the BCM in order to active the low beam headlamps. The BCM supplies positive battery voltage (B +) to the coil side of the headlamp relay via CKT 352 (WHT). The coil receives ground through the headlamp switch via CKT 10 (YEL). The coil of the headlamp relay is then energized, closing the switch contacts. Battery positive voltage (B +) is then applied through the high/low beam headlamp relay via CKT 1346 (LT BLU) and the L HDLP LO fuse and R HDLP LO fuse via CKT 12 (TAN) to the left and the right low beam headlamps respectively.
This may sound pretty complex .
1
Was the Headlights System Check performed?
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YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Headlight System Check
2
Are the park lamps also on?
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YES - Go to Step 3
NO - Go to Step 13
3
Connect a Scan Tool to the data link connector (DLC).
Inspect the IPC headlamp switch input.
Does the headlamp switch operate properly?
--
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 10
4
Disconnect the instrument cluster (IPC) connector C3.
Do the headlamps and park lamps turn off?
--
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 6
5
Replace the instrument cluster (IPC). Refer to Instrument Cluster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
Is the repair complete?

6
Disconnect the body control module (PZM) connector C2.
Do the headlamps and park lamps turn off?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8
7
Replace the body control module (PZM). Refer to Body Control Module Replacement in Body Control System.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

Your best bet is to take it to the dealer .

Mar 18, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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2006 buick allure , automatic low beams do not come on when key starts car


Headlamps
You can use the headlamps two different ways.
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Place the headlamp switch in the HEAD position for normal operations


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Place the headlamp switch in the OFF position for automatic lamp control (ALC) operation. During ALC the low beam headlamps are ON for daytime running lamp (DRL) operation in daylight conditions at reduced intensity or low beam headlamps ON at full intensity with exterior park lamps ON in low light conditions. The ambient light sensor is a light-sensitive transistor that varies its voltage signal to the body control module (BCM) in response to changes in the outside (ambient) light level. When the BCM receives this signal the BCM turns ON just the low beam headlamps at reduced intensity for the daytime running lamp (DRL) operation. A resistor wire is used (CKT312) to reduced the voltage which reduces the light intensity for the DRL's function. The ambient light sensor can also turn ON the low beam headlamps and the exterior lamps for automatic lamp control (ALC). Any function or condition that turns ON the headlamps will cancel the DRL operation (this means no reduced voltage to the low beam lights). Thirty seconds after you start the engine with the headlamp switch in the OFF position, the DRL will perform one of two actions:
?€¢
Illuminate the low beam headlamps at reduced intensity in daylight conditions


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Illuminate the low beam headlamps and exterior park lamps for low light conditions

The DRL operates when the ignition switch is in the RUN position, the parking brake is not set and the transmission is not in the PARK position When these conditions are met and the DRL ambient light sensor indicates daylight conditions the DRL will illuminate
Should have BCM scanned for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes , could have DTC'S stored in memory !
DTC B2645 Ambient Light Circuit
The body control module (BCM) monitors the ambient light sensor signal circuit in order to determine if the daytime running lights (DRL) or the auto headlights (ALC) should be turned ON in the AUTO mode. When the BCM senses the ambient light sensor voltage is between 1.75-4.9 volts, either the DRL will be commanded ON or the ALC will be commanded ON.

  1. Turn ON the headlamps.
  2. Ensure that the headlamp dimmer switch is in the LOW position.
Do both low beam headlamps illuminate?
Is only one low beam headlamp inoperative? YES / NO
IF no
  1. Disconnect the lamps switch assembly.
  2. Install a jumper between the headlamp switch headlamps ON signal circuit and ground.
Do the low beam headlamps illuminate?
Do the low beam headlamps illuminate?
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 7

7

  1. Remove the headlamp module.
  2. Install a fused jumper between battery positive voltage and the switched low beam voltage supply circuit.
Do the low beam headlamps illuminate?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 11

8

Test for the following in the headlamp module control circuit:
?€¢
An open


?€¢
A poor connection


?€¢
A short to ground

Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 10

9

Inspect for a poor connection at the harness connector of the lamp switch assembly. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 14

10

Inspect for a poor connection at the headlamp module. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 15

11

Test for a short to ground in the low beam voltage supply circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 12

12

Inspect for a poor connection at the harness connector of the underhood fuse block. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 17

13

Inspect the inoperative low beam headlamp voltage supply and ground circuit for a high resistance, a short to ground, or an open. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 19
Go to Step 16

14

Replace the lamp switch assembly. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

15

Replace the headlamp module. Refer to Relay Replacement in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

16

Replace the inoperative low beam headlamp. Refer to Headlamp Assembly or Headlamp Bulb Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

17

Replace the underhood fuse block. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

18

Replace the BCM. Refer to Control Module References for replacement, setup, and programming.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 19
--

19

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 3

IF

Sep 30, 2015 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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My low beam headlights will not come on! My daylight running lights work during the day and I have high beams but at night I have nothing but high beams ???


Battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied through the LH underhood fuse block LCM/HDLP circuit breaker via CKT 242 (RED) at all times to the following components:
?€¢
Headlamp switch


?€¢
Lamp control module (LCM)


?€¢
Switch of the RH IP fuse block headlamp relay position J

When the headlamp switch is placed in the ON position, battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied via CKT 10 (YEL) to the coil of the headlamp relay position J. The coil is permanently grounded to G201 via CKT 1450 (BLK). The coil is energized and the contacts close providing battery positive voltage (B+) to the headlamp dimmer switch via CKT 1346 (LT BLU). When the headlamp dimmer switch is in the LOW position, battery positive voltage (B+) is supplied via CKT 12 (TAN) to the following components:
?€¢
Left low beam headlamp


?€¢
Right low beam headlamp The LCM provides battery positive voltage (B+) via CKT 1346 (LT BLU) through the headlamp dimmer switch to the headlamps under the following conditions:
?€¢
The ignition switch is in the RUN position.


?€¢
The ambient light sensor indicates darkness.

The lamp control module (LCM) monitors the ambient light conditions through the ambient light sensor. The ambient light sensor is a variable resistor whose resistance changes as the surrounding ambient light level changes. As the ambient light decreases, the resistance of the ambient light sensor increases. The LCM measures the resistance across the ambient light sensor and determines whether it is day or night.
Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams (Oldsmobile)
This is a lengthy diagnostic flow chart .

1

Did you perform the headlights system check?
--
Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Disconnect the lamp control module (LCM) connector C1.
  2. Connect a DMM from the LCM connector C1 cavity E (RED) to ground.
Is the voltage within the specified range?
10-15V
Go to Step 3 yes
Go to Step 9 no

3

Use a test lamp in order to backprobe the headlamp switch connector from cavity D (RED) to ground.
Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 10

4

  1. Remove the headlamp relay position J from the RH IP fuse block.
  2. Connect a DMM from the headlamp relay position J cavity 30 (RED) to ground.
Is the voltage within the specified range?
10-15V
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 11

5

  1. Place the headlamp switch in the HEAD position.
  2. Connect a DMM from the headlamp relay position J cavity 85 (YEL) to ground.
Is the voltage within the specified range?
10-15V
Go to Step 6 yes
Go to Step 12 no

6

Connect a DMM from the headlamp relay position J cavity 30 (RED) to cavity 86 (BLK).
Is the voltage within the specified range?
10-15V
Go to Step 7 yes
Go to Step 14 no

7

Connect a fused jumper from the headlamp relay position J cavity 30 (RED) to cavity 87 (LT BLU).
Do the low beam headlamps light?
--
Go to Step 15 yes
Go to Step 8 no

8

  1. Leave the fused jumper in place.
  2. Use a test lamp in order to backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector C202 from cavity C5 (LT BLU) to ground.
Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 17 yes
Go to Step 16 no
Repair the open in CKT 242 (RED) between S201 and the LCM. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

10

Repair the open in CKT 242 (RED) between S201 and the headlamp switch. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

11

Repair the open in CKT 242 (RED) between S201 and the RH IP fuse block. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

12

Inspect for an open in CKT 10 (YEL) between the headlamp switch and the RH IP fuse block. Refer to Testing for Continuity in Wiring Systems.
Is CKT 10 OK?
--
Go to Step 13
Go to Step 19

13

Replace the headlamp switch. Refer to Instrument Cluster Trim Panel Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

14

Repair the open in CKT 1450 (BLK) between the RH IP fuse block and S308. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

15

Replace the headlamp relay position J in the RH IP fuse block.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

16

Repair the open in CKT 1346 (LT BLU) between the RH IP fuse block and the headlamp dimmer switch connector C202. Refer to

17

Inspect for an open in the CKT 12 (TAN) wiring between the headlamp dimmer switch connector C202 and S257. Refer to Testing for Continuity in Wiring Systems.
Is CKT 12 OK?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 19

18

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch. Refer to Dimmer Switch Assembly - Disassemble - Off Vehicle and Dimmer Switch Assembly - Assemble - Off Vehicle in Steering and Column-Tilt.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

19

Repair the suspect wiring. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check



Sep 06, 2015 | 1998 Oldsmobile 88

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All of my running lights and blinkers work and high beams but no low beams on my 1997 Chevrolet TahoeA


Headlamps Inoperative - Low Beams

Step

Action

Value(s)

Yes

No

DEFINITION: This diagnostic procedure should only be used if the high beam headlamps are operating properly and the low beams are inoperative.

1

Did you perform the Headlights System Check?
--
Go to Step 2
Go to Headlight System Check

2

  1. Turn the headlamp and panel dimmer switch to the ON position.
  2. Move the headlamp dimmer switch to the LOW position.
  3. Backprobe the headlamp dimmer switch connector with a J 35616-200 from cavity A to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 3
Go to Step 5

3

  1. Remove the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Connect a J 35616-200 at cavity G5 to ground.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 6

4

  1. Re-install the daytime running lamp relay.
  2. Backprobe cavity B at the high/low beam headlamp with the headlamp dimmer switch in the LOW position.

Does the test lamp light?
--
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 8

5

Replace the headlamp dimmer switch.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

6

Repair the open in CKT 359 (PPL) between the headlamp dimmer switch and the daytime running lamp relay.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

7

Replace the high/low beam headlamps.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

8

  1. Inspect for an open in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120, repair as necessary.
  2. Replace the daytime running lamp relay if no open was found in CKT 12 (TAN) between the daytime running lamp relay and S120.

Is the repair complete?
--
Go to Headlight System Check
--

Jul 24, 2015 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Main beam lights not working


check fuses, in cab and eng. bay.
high beam or low beam.
main to me, is low?
do you want to guess or diagnose?

do you have a voltmeter? a DMM or DVM. ?
with a meter, this is easy.
are both headlights dead?
does car have DRL? (in canada many cars have this, do you?)
Daytime Running Lights.?
the 2003 USA model, has a Relay control module under hood.
in your car all lamps are grounded and 12vdc power feeds
the lamps via 1st the control module then 4 fuse to the lamps.
as you can see 4 fuses, usually dont blow at once.
inside the module are 2 relays. one for low beam and one for high beams. they too can fail. so if lows are bad, replace the low relay.
if you get the FSM book for your car, its ALL there, ever fact on
this simple circuit and how to test it.... step by step.
never buy a car, with out the FSM, if a DIY person.
if not? take it to the man.....

Nov 15, 2013 | 2003 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Lights will not turn on


HEADLIGHTS NOT WORKING


It can be faulty headlight switch or issue with its wiring. Or its faulty head light fuse.


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To troubleshoot the issue i suggest you few help links with appropriate solution. So you can follow the test and confirm what exact problem is there in your case of headlights not working:-----

Click the link below: -----


All headlights not working?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/all-headlights-not-working.html

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Working of Headlight switch?
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Both headlight bulbs blow together?

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Car headlight bulbs don't last long?

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2007 Dodge Caliber: Low Beam Headlight Not working

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2007-dodge-caliber-low-beam-headlight.html

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2003 Toyota Camry: Headlights Work Intermittently?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2003-toyota-camry-headlights-work.html

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Chevy Tahoe: Low Beam Lamps are not working?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/chevy-tahoe-low-beam-lamps-are-not.html

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe: Headlights not coming ON?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2001-chevrolet-tahoe-headlights-not.html

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2004 Dodge Ram: High Beam Light is DIM?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2004-dodge-ram-high-beam-light-is-dim.html

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe: Both Low Beam Lamps Not Working?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2001-chevrolet-tahoe-both-low-beam.html

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Low beam headlights Modification?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/low-beam-headlights-modification.html

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How to Replace a Headlight

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-headlight.html

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How to Replace a Headlight Bulb


http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-bulb.html

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How to Replace a Headlight Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-switch.html

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How to Replace a Headlight Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-headlight-assembly.html


How to Replace a Park Light Assembly

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-park-light-assembly.html

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Low beam headlights Modification?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/low-beam-headlights-modification.html

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Headlight Assembly Removal On Honda Accord

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/headlight-assembly-removal-on-honda.html

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Honda Headlight Assembly Removal
http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/honda-headlight-assembly-removal.html

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How to Replace a Headlight Door

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-headlight-door.html

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How to replace HID headlight bulbs for lexus 400h?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-replace-hid-headlight-bulbs-for.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | 1986 GMC K1500

2 Answers

Low beams dont work on 2000 volvo


It can be faulty low beam lamp or its connection issue for low beam lamps.

There are few solved helps links with proper solution to troubleshoot these issues.I suggest you to refer the links below.Click the link:----
Passenger side low beam out?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/passenger-side-low-beam-out.html

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Low beam HID light goes out? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/low-beam-hid-light-goes-out.html
----------2007 Dodge Caliber: Low Beam Headlight Not working http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/2007-dodge-caliber-low-beam-headlight.html
-------------Chevy Tahoe: Low Beam Lamps are not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/chevy-tahoe-low-beam-lamps-are-not.html
----------2001 Chevrolet Tahoe: Both Low Beam Lamps Not Working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2001-chevrolet-tahoe-both-low-beam.html
--------------2002 Toyota Tacoma: Low Beams not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2002-toyota-tacoma-low-beams-not.html
-----------Low beam headlights Modification? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/low-beam-headlights-modification.html
-----------DRL and Low beams not working? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/drl-and-low-beams-not-working.html
-----------These will help.Thanks.

Nov 25, 2012 | 2003 Volvo S80

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Daytime Running Lights Inoperative 2002 Toyota Camry


[Information] For a 2002 Toyota Camry, the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) operate utilizing the High Beams (inner Lamps closer to the center of the vehicle front) at a reduced power.

[The troubleshooting process:] Review the Owner's Manual and ensure the test configuration matches the following criteria:
1. According to the 2002 Toyota Camry Owner's Manual (Check your Owners Manual):
"The DRL system will make your headlights come on at a reduced brightness when:
The light switch s in the "DRL" position.
The ignition is on with the engine running.
The headlight switch is off.
The parking brake is released."


2. Set the Test Conditions according to Step 1 above.

3. Check the headlight bulbs to ensure they are not burned out. If one burns out, there is a fair chance that the other would have burned out at the same time. Replace as necessary. In this case, if the high beams operate, the DRLs should also operate.
4. Test the system, ensuring the step 1 conditions are set. (Engine running, Multi-function Switch on Turn Signals in "DRL" position, headlight switch off (repeating what the manual says -- it should be obvious that in the "DRL" position, the headlight switch should be off / do not have the switch positioned to "High Beam"), and the Parking Brake "off").
5. If DRL lights do not work, check the engine compartment Fuse and Relay Box. there is a 5 Amp DRL fuse -- replace it with the spare. Test (step 4).
6. If it does not work, swap around or replace relays -- there are three (3). Any one of them could be bad (stuck or burned out). Test (step 4).
7. Other less likely possible issues could be that the Multi-function Switch is broken or a connection / wire is broken. [Beyond the scope of this process.]


My problem was that the test configuration did not have the engine running and parking brake off - Step 1. Problem solved with much thought, repetitive tests on the vehicle and going back to the basics -- what does the Owner's Manual say and where are the applicable fuses and relays located?

Dec 30, 2011 | 2002 Toyota Camry

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2001 grand caravan low beam light not working. i chang bulb already i check fuse already.


Hi Every single time I have had a failure of low beam in a headlight without failure of high beam, it has been because the lamp bulb or halogen lamp module has reached the end of its serviceable life, not because of any wiring problems. Low beam burns out first because it is on the most. If low beam is lost simultaneously in both headlights, I would check fuse first, then the headlight switch. If low beam is lost on one side only, it is almost always going to be due to the bulb or lamp module needing to be replaced. In that case, replace them in both headlights because the other one will be going kaput in short order, as well.Also if you already replaced the fuse and bulb check the headlight dimmer control switch.
Thanks for using Fixya.

Mar 14, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Low beam headlights not working on 2004 Pontiac Montana extended


You headlight lamp have a diffuser mechanism which allows it to flip between the hight beam and low beam feature of the bulb. In fact, you high beam will function even if the low beam is not working.

I would recommend the purchase of the new headlight lamp. It would cost you you any where from $15.00 per unit to get a replacement lamp

Dec 26, 2008 | 2004 Pontiac Montana

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