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Headlight low beam does not work on passenger side of vehicle, but does when switched to driver side?

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Make sure the connection at the lamp is clean and corrosion free. If corroded, clean with an electrical contact cleaner or baking soda and water then retest. Check the high-beam operation. If the light works on high-beam then you have a wiring problem on the low-beam power circuit. If neither the high nor the low-beam works then you likely have a ground circuit problem. Check the pins at the lamp connector using a Digital Volt/Ohm Meter and the appropriate wiring diagram. Voltage should be within 0.5 volts of battery voltage. Resistance to ground should be less than 5 Ohms with the ignition key off. These tests will give you a better idea as to which circuit is faulty.

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