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Pt cruiser headlights

I've replaced the bulb twice, the conneector twice, and have found the following, I have 12 volts at the connector, until I plug in the bulb and then I lose all power. Passenger side works fine. Found a listing for a headlight relay, purchased it, but cant find in in the engine compartment fuse paanel or any where in the interior. Any thoughts?

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First off its not a relay that would cause that problem a relay is wired in a series with both headlights to protect the circuit for heating in the wires its basically a contactor with selenoid in it. this problem is a grounding problem at or near the headlight that has the problem check for proper grounding of wires it may look clean or tight but take it lose and clean the terminal and then put a dielectric grease on it to put it back together

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

Testimonial: "Thanks-I'll check grounding again. Seems to me if it was a grounding problem I should be able to come right off the ground on the new pigtail to chasis ground and the light should come on. I was thinking maybe there was a left/right contact in the relay and the left side was bad. Odd that I have 12V at the connector and lose it when I plug in the new light?"

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chapmnfarm: your head lights use a "2" fuse system.
one for the left and one for the right.
The fuse box you are looking for is under the hood on the passenger's side. It is a black box roughly 8 inches long and 4-5 inches wide. When you remove the cover, you will see fuses and relays. What you are looking for is the section in the box which has a cluster of 7 fuses. 3 in one row and 4 in the other. On the outer parameter are two relays. The fuses you are interested in are located in the row of 4 fuses, with the two closest to the "L" shaped part of the box. Both of those should be 15 amp fuses.
The fuse below those should be a 20 amp which is the lighting switch and the one below it is a 15 amp which is for the interior lights and the clock.
Check your harness grounds in the engine compartment near the area you have the problem. There are ground wires which come out of the harness on both sides of the core support. The wires are black in color and have "EYES" crimped onto the ends of the wires. Both of them will probably be located about 4-6 inches below the upper tie bar on each side of the radiator. Odds are that the eyes will be large enough to pass a 6mm bolt through.
I hope what I have given you will resolve your problem. Lem me know,,good luck>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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