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Low beams dont work or get ground. With both bulbs out they get ground in two sockets. Fog work. High beams work. Indicator on for both positions. Changed switch. How do I fix?

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  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Nov 16, 2014

    Hi allen hodge, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Since you did not list a vehicle it would be impossible to give you advice. Always include a Year, Make, Model, and Engine Size for any automotive question!

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    allen H Nov 17, 2014

    2003 ford escape

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Fantastic. This is a ground side controlled system. This means it gets power all the time and the paths to ground are controlled by the switches and or relays. What I need you to do is pull both bulbs and tell me if the re with black wire has a path to ground. I suspect it does not. If this is the case I am going to assume you have day time running lamps as an option. Try swapping the DRL relay with another relay and see if the path to ground has been restored.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014

Testimonial: "In the 2003 ford escape. With both bulbs out black with red wire gets ground n off position, low and high. The next or top wire does also. The right wire is not ground in any position. With one bulb in, black n red wire is ground in off and high positions, and hot in low beam. Next wires are hot in high or low position. All three are ground while off. Same results for either bulb."

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Nov 17, 2014

    Sorry,, it should read "red with black wire"

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It sounds like you are confused about how your headlamp system is supposed to work. The DRL does not run on the High beam circuit, it runs on the low beam circuit. The fog lamps are supposed operate with the park lamps and also with the low beams, not the high beams. From your description, I would say that your system is operating as designed and you are having trouble telling High from Low. (Don't feel bad, that is why high beam indicators were invented in the first place.)

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