Question about Ford Focus
I traced the problem to what i think is the power cable to the headlights. I just don't know what the proper name is. Its located on the headlight assembly itself its a square shape and its completely burnt and doesn't connect properly.
Yes, parts stores sell them, probably or maybe will have one in stock for your Focus. I think the name is headlight socket connector. Or just explain it, they will understand. They can sell you a new connector with the three wires extending about two inches long. You cut the wires on your old one and splice the new connector in. When the plastic melts on those, the terminals get burned, and the connection is not good. Splice yours in correctly, or have it done right if you are not familiar with automotive wiring-soldering the wire connections together is best, some use butt connectors. Just make sure the splices are wrapped good- it will prevent future problems at the headlights.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Headlights don twork
the daytime running lamps are the high beam bulbs connected in a series which puts a lower voltage to them causing them to appear dimmer. if your low beams are not working i'd start by checking the bulbs to make sure they're not just burnt out. then check the fuses. if that doesnt work let me know and i'll help you trouble shoot it further
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
SOURCE: Removing Headlight assembly
There is a small hex headed fastener behind the headlight, oriented vertically. Loosen this and remove it, it is long and passes through the body of the light housing to threads below. You then pull the headlight housing forward, its still held in place by several friction fasteners so it may take a little force but it will "pop" off and then when you're through you'll have to "pop" in back in.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Iam an ASE Certified mechanic and i had the same problem with my 99
century and i wasnt able to drive at night. After hours of testing
wires we came to the problem. Its the turn signal switch assembly which
is tied into the hazard switch on top of the steering column. Its all
one piece with a 3 foot long wiring harness attached to it running down
the bottom of the steering column and going underneath the dash. The
least expensive place i found the part and had it in stock was my local
Auto Zone and still the part was $200.00.
P.S. This is a common problem on these GM cars. Mine did the same thing to the tee! The lights will go on and off then they just went off for good and this solved the problem. I guarantee it. If you have any questions please email me i will do all i can to help.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
obviously you have problem with wiring. if driverside works check withh a test light for power and ground. connect ur light to battery and test.if yuo have problem use the wiring from driverside to repair.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
of course you can...try fixing it during night time in a place that is dark. in a street that is no traffic is the best place. pop the hood and look behind the headlight assembly. you will see two long screws that can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the screw for up and down adjustments and left and right adjustments
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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