Both Low Beams out on my 2000 VW Cabrio. Where is fuse box?
I turned my car on and discovered both low beams out on my 2000 VW Cabrio. Since they went out at the same time, and all else works fine, I'm thinking it might be a bad fuse. But there is no fuse for the low beams in the fuse panel box left to the driver's wheel, unless it is labeled something else. Also no info in the owner's manual.
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Both highs and lows coming on when flipping to highs is normal. (You low beams are dual filament) Now low beam issue is either "lo beam fuse" in your fuse box or dimmer switch (switch used to flip between high/low beams. Check your fuses first, it their good then you need a new dimmer switch.
If high beams work and low beams do not, then it is probably the high/low relay. It is part number 15016745 and has four prongs. To test if your relay
has gone bad locate the relay in your fuse box. There will be two of these
relays located next to each other. One controls the low beam headlights
and the other the cooling fan. Swap the relays and check your low beam
headlights. If the low beams work you have a bad relay.
You have a separate fuse for the high beams and the low beams. Fuses are located in panel in driver's side of dash concealed when door is closed, or in the power distribution box under the hood on the driver's side. You have separate lamps for each (not likely since they both went out together). The worst thing it could be, and it is very expensive for parts/labor (and you don't want to tackle this one yourself unless you are a good mechanic) is the column-mounted dimmer/cruise/wiper/washer/turn signal switch. The part alone is almost 200 bucks, and installing it requires dismantling the steering column inside the SUV. Hope it's not that.
To start ensure that it is not just a blown fuse. If that is not the problem, then you need to read voltages at the back of fuse box, to check if there is volts on wiring from fuse out to light when switch is on. If there is no power you localize the problem on wiring from light switch to fuse box. In this case you may need to take apart the steering column to repair wiring harness (switch has already been replaced). If instead there is power getting to light fuse, and power out from fuse box to light, then test and repair the wiring to lights from fuse box, if you do not find the problem you may need a rebuild. This can be done by a mechanic or by a car electrician.
check your relays, they are like big fuses in your engine compartment, if your low beam and high beam relays are the same model, switch them and see if this enables low beams and disables the high beams. if it not the relays, or fuses, then it is probably your wiring harness, an expensive repair.
hello i no you said you checked your fuse box go under your hood drivers side near your strut tower their problay is a second fuse box its black some times fuses is on the cover you have to unlock the side of cover lift off on inside of cover will list what is what sometimes left and right headlamps are seperate fuses goodluck