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Re: Headlights not working
My 2005 Hyundai Accent headlights would not work--only the high beams would momentarily come on if I pulled back the headlight/turn signal switch. I discovered it was a relay that is located up under the dash. I've written an article on how to find and replace this relay: Hyundai Accent Headlights Will Not Come On Share Your Repair
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low beam won't light
Richard, faulty bulb socket module or wires, check and repair.
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It is very common for both headlights to be bad, as we use our low beams a lot more than high beams. I would first suggest replacing the headlight bulb. The low beam filaments could be bad and the high beams be ok. If this doesn't help feel free to let me know and I will be happy to look a little deeper for you.
Every headlamp has a bulb inside that has two filaments one for high beam and the other one for low beam, if any of those filament is cut then that beam (High or low) won't work.
If your high beam work then your fuse it's ok, so you can visually inspect your headlights bulbs for broken filaments. remove bulb socket and remove the bulb carefully to inspect the filaments. if the filaments are atacched from one terminal to the other then the bulb it's ok, if not replace the bulb.
If your getting power at the headlight wire harness, then it's going to be the bulb it self, but make sure your checking the right 12 volt terminal at the plug. There should be three terminals there, there is a ground, 12 volt low beam, and a 12 volt high beam. If both the low and high 12 volts are getting power, then it's going to be the head light bulb it self that has reached the end of it's life time since the day time running lights are always on which is the high beams. Good luck and check the fuse box under the hood by the battery.
If all fuses and bulbs are fine, it's probably a problem with the wiring harness. Take it to the dealer. Wiring harnesses are not something to do by yourself unless you're experienced with wiring on the specific car.
First actually check and verify both elements in bulbs are good with vom, then check fuses, if these are both ok check for actual power to the bulbs when on low beam. I am not sure if this kia uses a relay for the low high beam or not, but if they do then I would check that if no power on low beam at bulbs, last the actual switch if everything else checks out.
I've been troubleshooting this same problem on a different vehicle this week, and I can give you the steps I'd take.
1. If both sides went out at the same time, the problem is *NOT* likely to be the bulbs.
2. Check the fuses to see if both low beam lights are on the same fuse. Many cars have one fuse for low beam and another for high beam, so both lights out at the same time typically means fuse blown.
3. If the headlights are OK and the fuses are OK, then the problem is *LIKELY* the headlight switch. In my case, AutoZone has one and it can be installed easily; but in your case, that may not be as simple.