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Ford ka main beam headlights blow every few months

Why do both main beam bulbs blow after a few months. I use quality bulbs, and the correct ones according to the manual. The wiring has been checked and no faults or shorts detected. No other bulbs are affected.

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Are you driving along rough roads with lights on? That can shorten the life of the bulbs. When the bulbs were installed were they touched on the glass part. If so that will cause them to burn out. Wipe all finger prints before installing.
Maybe you already know all the above, if so I think maybe your alternator or voltage regulator might be set to a voltage too high for the bulbs.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 23, 2015

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SOURCE: headlights and highbeams switches

After reading your post, I am pretty sure the headlight switch is at fault. What happens when you turn the headlight switch to on and then actuate the high beam switch? If both low and high elements light up, I think that would be the headlight switch itself as the culprit. I don't have access to the wiring diagram you need, as that would answer your question end the guesswork on my part.

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SOURCE: 2008 Ford F-250 Low beams do not work. High beams are fine.

just remove all the connections as it could be malfunction in the switches and the wirings needs to be rechecked to make it proper.other option could be bad dimmer switch. You will need to replace the turn signal/ dimmer switch as an assembly.to replace you will need to disable the air bag, drop the column, pull the wheel

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: One headlight not working on 2004 Ford Escape

sounds like the socket for the bulb is bad.

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SOURCE: ford escort mark 6 no dipped headlights

hi it could be the light stork (the indictor arm) its all in 1 with the wippers and hazzard switch

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Driver's side headlights don't work, although indicators do!

The most common fault is ground use a test light at the plug it should show you what is missing. Most garages should be able to hande it in about an hour.

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