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I have a 2000 pontiac sunfire the drivers side headlight is dim in low and in high ive replace the front wiring harness and checked all the grounds what would cause this i have ran out of ideas and searches

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Get a fuse light and check your fuses, a hairline crack could cause insufficient current. But its obvious you have a short somewhere thats drawing current off your headlight hence the drimming problem. Check the wiring harness to see if theres any cracked or exposed wires. The light is on so it is grounded so it can only mean there is a short in the wiring harness

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Wrong type bulb
or improper wirering to lamp swap the bulbs over you probably got them in the wrong slots

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