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Hi. I have a '88 Hiace. Recently, very occasionally the headlights failed to work. If i switched the switch on and off a couple of times, they would come on. The other night, i smelt a bad electrical burning smell and saw wisps of smoke coming up through the dash. The headlights then failed to come on regardless of what i did. No fuses are blown. I have discovered upon inspection, that the headlight relay has burned out. Finding the replacement part is not easy! What concerns me however, is that if i DO replace it, or modify it so i can use any adequately rated relay, will it burn out again? - SO MY QUESTION IS: Will relays eventually burn out in this way (it is 22 years old...) and if it were another problem, would it have blown the fuse first? Im assuming that the fuse is on the 'headlight side' of the circuit... Thanks, ****

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Yes it will burn out again the wiring from the switch to the headlight module has a short use a voltmeter to trace it and replace wiring then put in the relay

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