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Hey guy's I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier 2.2 with the driver's side head light dim even with the brights on. I tryed to ground a wire from the neg side of the battery to the black wire on the harnass of the bulb. It did get brighter but when the lights were turned off the lights stayed on. Also when you start the car and put it in gear I here a clicking sound and wrench light will come on. No codes came up at Auto Zone. Im going crazyy! lol

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Have you checked all the headlight fuses? If you blow a fuse on this model the light will glow dim because it will backfeed from the other side.

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