Head lamp keeps burning out. replaced head lamp at
Driver's side head lamp keeps burning out.I replaced head lamp at least 3 times in two months. There is some corosion at the site where the bulb should be inserted. This was cleaned out at the dealership, then the bulb was replaced. 4 days later, headlamp is out again. Could this be a short in the system or what do I do? I bought the 2006 Grand Vitara less than 7 months ago, & have had to replace driver's side head lamp 4 times & passenger light once.. This can't be normal.
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Re: head lamp keeps burning out. replaced head lamp at
You either have a bad ground or the bad electrical connection at the light socket is "simulating" a bad ground. This is putting a high resistance on the bulb and it's taking it's toll by burning out the bulb.
I would start with a new socket, and CHECK the ground. If you still have the issue, I would run another complete ground wire and not even worry about checking the ground itself.
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you are right all marker lights come off of one fuse, inside instrument panel, number 29, a 10 amp fuse my manual does not give a lamp number, it has a chart, head lamps (high) lamp 9005 60 w type a, headlamp (low) 9006 51 w type b, front marker lamps 5w type d, for the rear it says to use a lamp 7443 21.5 w type d, I do not use these, I have special lights on mine, hope that it helps
I have a few beetle ( vw and audi too) customers who are regulars for headlamps. I first had this problem on my 96 audi a4 and I came up with a simple solution If you have fog lamps leave them on all the time. my headlamp failures went way down when I did that.
Try this if you have fog lamps, my customers did not have fog lamps so they could not try it.
Hope this helps, it it does please leave feedback and vote Thank You and Good Luck
this is regarding low beam head lamps. i have a 2006 kia optima and to change the head lamp, there is a cap right behind the head lamp area that screws off. remove the connection to the head lamp. oncece the cap is unscrewed and the connection is removed, you will see a clamp that keeps the lamp bulb in place. save yourself the headache and do not unscrew this clamp as it is aggrivating to screw back into place....on the opposite side of the screw u can push on the clamp ( i think it is downward) and it will swivel one side away from the lamp bulb, just that side, while the screw side keeps the clamp in place. remove the bulb, place your new on into place (there are 3 notches on the metal part of the lamp bulb that sit into place. take a look and u will see how they need to sit.) replace the clamp, replace the connection and screw cap back on and you are finished. the first time took a minute to figure out, but once u do it, it only takes about 5 minutes to do after that first initial time.
Hi. Since the headlight on the driver side is working then we dont have any problem with the fuse or relay. Check the wiring and the socket of the passenger headlight if it is intact to the bulb. If it is intact, then this could be a headlight problem. Time to replace the passenger headlight.
i think you got a head gasket leak,,,if its buring coolant the only thing that will burn it is a leaking head gasket,,its probably leaking into the cylinder and burning it and leaking externally where you see coolant on the tranny,,,replace the head gasket,,,
Look for stainless steel clips above the lamp assembly in the support frame around the radiator and grill. Lift these clips straight up to allow the lamp to tilt forward letting you reach behind it to un-clip the pigtail and turn the retainer ring counter clockwise. Pull the bulb straight out the rear of the lamp assembly, keep bare fingers and dirt off the new bulb glass and reverse the order of dis-assembly.