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Check low beam light - light goes on and off - wiring issue?

The driver side low beam will go off and stay off and then when I shut the car off and turn back on it comes back for awhile and then goes off again. It is very intermittent. Trying to figure out what needs to be replaced to fix the issue. The driving lights are all on and high beams are fine. I have changed the bulb and that did not fix the issue.

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  • dwhiting346 Apr 22, 2009

    I am not sure if they are xenon or not to be honest.

  • greg benton May 11, 2010

    is your vehicle equipped with xenon lights?

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MAY TRY CLEANING THE BULB CONNECTION WHERE THE BULB SITS ON THE PLUG IN OR CHECK FOR A BAD OR LOOSE GROUND WIRE

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