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Left headlight has a lose wire. the light go of and on

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Chances are that the problem is caused by a loose or corroded plug at the headlight or a short in the bulb. Remove the plug from the bulb, check the connections for corrosion, clean if necessary, then reinstall the plug. If that doesn't cure the problem it's probably time for a new bulb. HINT: always replace both headlight bulbs at the same time. That way the color and intensity of both will be the same, and you won't have to go through the process again for quite a while.

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