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Dim headlights dim drivers head lamp high and low

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Check for bad earth points for the lights as there is excessive resistance to the current flow after the lights.

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Over time the lights in a car brown out or go dim replace them to ix the problem If they are not very old the alternator isn't producing any power to keep the system charged hope it helps

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Driver's side headlight dim

If the ground is good I would take a careful look at the light socket itself. There may be corrosion inside or on the power wire where it goes into the socket or it may just be making poor contact.
You can get a replacement one at any auto parts store. The last one I got was about $10. Get some heat shrink tube to cover your splices, it does a much better job of sealing the splice than tape. Hope this helps.

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open the hood , then unplug connector to bulb, then remove lock ring by twisting counter clockwise remove ring then pull blub out, reverse to install new bulb, try not to touch glass of bulb this will cause early failure, if touched wipe clean with achol swab.

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SOURCE: when low beam headlight is on passenger sign is

Try this to eliminate new bulbs for both sides:
With a partner behind the wheel:
PULL out the bulbs one at a time. Keep them plugged in. While you are holding the bulb - have your partner click and HOLD the High Beam Selection. This causes the Low Beam and High Beam filaments to both go on and stay on.
Check both sides this way.
While the bulbs are out, look at the filaments that did not illuminate. Are they broken, bent, or have indications they are burnt out?
You can also change to bulbs (left to right, right to left) and recheck using the above method of holding the high beam selector and checking the filaments.

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SOURCE: The driver side head light

Check the headlight assembly's connector for corrosion and there may be a common wire fastened to a chassis ground point that has corroded near the assembly. If you find this, remove the connector and clean the contact areas.

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There are several reasons why your headlamps an running lights don't work , the headlamp switch is a good one ,plus relays an the DIM - dash integrated module an associated wiring ! Here is how the headlamps work , right out of Buick factory service info !
The dash integration module (DIM) provides battery positive voltage to the signal circuits of the headlamp switch. The signal circuits include the headlamp switch headlamps on signal, the flash to pass switch signal and the high beam input. With the headlamp switch in the ON position, a ground path is available for the headlamp switch headlamps on signal circuit of the DIM through the headlamp switch. The DIM provides ground to either the headlamps high beam relay control circuit or the headlamps low beam relay control circuit of the low beam circuit. The position of the headlamp dimmer switch determines which relay control circuit has ground. The DIM supplies battery positive voltage to the relay control circuits, if the headlamps are necessary. The fuse block - underhood supplies battery positive voltage to both relay switch circuits. When the low beam relay control circuit is energized, current flow is to both low beam fuses and to the low beam headlamps. The headlamps have ground at G103 and at G401. When the headlamp high beam relay control circuit is energized, current flow is to both high beam fuses and to the high beam headlamps. The high beam circuit is divided into a left and right side circuit. The current flow of the left high beam is from the fuse to the left high beam lamp. From the lamp, the current flows to the normally-closed contact of the DRL relay to G103. The current flow of the right high beam is from the fuse to the right high beam lamp. From the lamp, the current flow is to ground at G401. When the headlamp dimmer switch lever is pulled toward the driver, the flash-to-pass switch closes. This grounds the DIM flash to pass switch signal circuit. In response to this input, the DIM energizes the HDLP HI BM relay. Both high beams remain on until the driver releases the switch handle. If the low beam headlamps were on during a flash to pass operation, the low beams remain on. The headlights may be switched to high beam with the opposite movement of the headlamp dimmer switch lever.
By running lights , do you mean park lamps or day time running lamps ?
Park, Tail, License and Marker Lamps
The park lamps, including the license lamps, are turned on when the headlamp switch is placed in the PARK or ON position or anytime the headlights are requested. The fuse block - rear supplies battery positive voltage to the switch contacts of the Park LP relay. When the headlamp switch is in PARK or in ON, the park lamp switch on signal circuit of the DIM has a ground path. The DIM provides battery positive voltage to the control circuit of the Park LP relay. When the park lamps and/or the tail lamps are ON, the DIM energizes the park lamp relay control circuit. This closes the switch contacts. Current flows from the Park LP relay to the LH PARK LP and the RH PARK LP fuses. From the fuse, the current flows to the park lamps. The left park lamps are grounded at G103, G401 and G402. The right park lamps and the right tail lamps are grounded at G103 and G401. The DIMR fuse supplies battery positive voltage to the license lamps and to the DIM instrument panel lamp fuse supply voltage - 1 circuit, for interior lamps dimming. The license lamps are grounded at G401.
The best advice I can give is that you take this to a ASE certified professional repair facility unless your a qualified automotive electric repair person !
Diagnostic Starting Point - Lighting Systems
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The identification of the control modules which command the system


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Why doesn't my speedometer/odometer, horn and headlights work?


Which insturment cluster does your's have ? electronic instrument cluster or standard instrument cluster !

Standard insturment cluster - speedo / odometer
Speedometer/Odometer
The speedometer and odometer provides speed information based on a speed/distance pulse signal from the vehicle speed sensor (VSS). The VSS is mounted on the speedometer driven gear in the transmission.
Could be the VSS is bad .
Horn The horn system includes the following:
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  • clock spring
  • steering wheel control switch harness
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The horn is located behind the front bumper mounted to the radiator support.

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VEHICLE RELAYS Operation Diagnosis .

Which headlamps don't work ? Low beams , high beams , both ?
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  • Circuitry.
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  • GO to Pinpoint Test C .
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  • Circuitry.
  • Headlamp switch.
  • Multifunction switch.
  • LCM.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test D .
Principles of Operation
NOTE: Due to varying wattage ratings and resulting current draw, certain aftermarket headlamp bulbs may cause the lighting control module (LCM) to shut down the short circuit protection, resulting in the low beams becoming inoperative. Verify that the headlamp bulbs meet Ford specifications.
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  • headlamp switch
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In normal operation:
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  • With the multifunction switch in the high beam position (forward detent), power is supplied to the high beam elements and to the high beam indicator in the instrument cluster.
  • When the multifunction switch is pulled toward the steering wheel, the flash-to-pass switch (part of the multifunction switch) is closed and power is supplied to the high beam elements. When the switch is released, they return to low beam operation.
  • The battery saver feature of the LCM will automatically turn off the courtesy lamps, demand lamps, headlamps, or parking lamps under the following conditions:
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    • After 10 minutes.
Headlamp Switch The headlamp switch is a multi-position switch.
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  • With the headlamp switch in the PARK position (first detent), a signal is supplied to the LCM which powers the front parking lamps, the tail lamps, the side marker lamps, and the license lamp.
  • With the headlamp switch in the HEAD position, power is supplied to the headlamps through the LCM and the multifunction switch.
  • The panel dim switch (part of the headlamp switch) is located above the headlamp switch. The panel dim switch operates only with the parking lamps or headlamps on.
  • When the panel dim switch is held in the up position, the instrument panel lighting will progressively brighten.
  • When the panel dim switch is held in the down position, the instrument panel lighting will progressively dim.
For additional information, refer to Section 413-00 .
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old post day, Geo underdogs.
is engine running, seem yes, pretend yes...
high and low beams dim (means weak not low or high beams)
dim bulbs. all elements, left and right sides?
well first is battery voltage
use a $10 walfart DMM meter., (set to volts)
13.3. to 15vdc is the voltage running, on a hot engine rpm is 700+
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so if battery voltage is good, the what is it,
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got DRL do you have the infamous, and pesky DRL daylight running lamps as the law requirements in CANADA,
next time say DRL or canada, ok?

if all lamps are dim on the HL,
the the ground to them are bad.
there are 4 bulbs , 2 high 2 low, all for dim is bad ground there.
the Headlamp relay sends 12vdc to all 4bulbs, and most read 12v or more.
the lamps are grounded by the HL combo switch on THIS car
the ground must be good to this switch 0v, HL onl.
or the ground is bad. a white/black wire called G200
if 12vdc is weak (low) to HL then the relay or wire to it are bad.
if the ground is not 0v, (no more than 0.5vdc) then the ground is bad. if the ground is good, then the HL switch is bad and if bad gets hot and smell... (melting plastic in side)
there is the full answer, sans DRL> (a longer story that)

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\1991 geo metro dim headlight pass side


in low beams or high or both?
that is caused by:
1: bad held lamp. old lamps can go dim.
swap left and right, if dim follows bulb, bingo weak bulb or wrong type bulb. buy matching blubs (same brand and P/n)
2: bad wiring to lamp. damaged wires, or connectors to same.
4: bad combo switch. (if low beams)
5: bad fuse or holder, corrosion , to either.
head lamp fuses. there are 2. left and right.
6: hackers, many hackers put in wrong lights. inspect it.

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Lights will not turn on


HEADLIGHTS NOT WORKING


It can be faulty headlight switch or issue with its wiring. Or its faulty head light fuse.


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To troubleshoot the issue i suggest you few help links with appropriate solution. So you can follow the test and confirm what exact problem is there in your case of headlights not working:-----

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Working of Headlight switch?
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Both headlight bulbs blow together?

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Car headlight bulbs don't last long?

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Dim headlights are too dim with only the small round outside headlights illuminated on my Jaguar 2004 XJ8. Should the two larger, middle headlights also be illuminated?


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