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1997 chevy s 10 driver side dim head lights bulbs new and grounds good

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Check for frayed,smashed or partialy cut power wire.

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Pull and replace the fuses for the headlights. Its likely a dirty contact. To be sure use a volt meter and measure the voltage at the headlight. Should be close to the battery voltage. If its low and its not the fuse start tracing back the wire from the headlight until you find the bad connection.

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