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No low beams

Kia Optima 2005. Driving down the road. At the same time both low beams went out.
New fuse in panel fuse box. New fuse in the engine compartment fuse box. New light bulbs on both sides (no didn’t touch with fingers). Still, low beams don’t work. Note, both high beams work just fine. HELP!

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Hi!

For your low beams, I'd say check fuses first. Should your fuse prove OK, check relays: Have someone turn the lights on and off, engine off, key in "Run," and you put your head down by the relay box under the hood to see if you hear some clicking. If your fuse is good but you hear no clicking, youve got yourself a bad relay.

If you do hear clicking, you can try replacing the bulbs.

If you happen to have a multi meter, you can mostly skip the above steps by simply checking for voltage at the low beam plug. With the car off, you should have between 10 and 12 volts.

Check the connections and make sure that they haven't been damaged in any way.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Jan 21, 2009

    Try replacing the bulbs for the low beam may have got damaged due to overvoltage from the battery(Both of them can't happen but still we can try.)



    Thanks

    Rylee

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It looks like there is a problem with internal connections for low beams.nothing else

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