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01 grand am has dim headlamps, it started on the driver side now its on the passenger side I've changed the bulbs but the problem still exists. Can someone please tell me what is going on?

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Are the headlight lenses dirty or discolored? There is a cleaning kit you can get to clean discoloration. If it is a bulb issue it will most likely be a ground problem with the headlight circuit

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SOURCE: On dim all four headlights are on, but the inner

first i would want to know that all the headlamps are in good working order. it kind of sounds like these are also bad bulbs. you will also need to look for good ground wires just behind the headlamp assemblies. to answere your question, YES. if things were not repaired properly and without attention to detail then you could have wiring issues. on the plus side it doesnt sound too difficult. try these items first.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport. Headlights. Passenger Side is dim

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remove both bulbs from the lamps but leave them on their wires switch on and see if the bulbs are still different brightness if not they the passenger side lamp housing has damaged mirror is dirty or missalined and needs adjustment. if they are different brightness then this may be a earthing problem.


Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 2007 Hyundai Sonata- passenger side head light

more likely a fuse problem try to check the fuse boxes inside and on the engine compartment

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SOURCE: Passenger side headlight stays dim, both bulbs,

SOUND LIKE POOR WIRE CONNECTION OR GROUND IN BULB SOCKET.

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SOURCE: right headlamp

check fuse our ground

Posted on Aug 01, 2012

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