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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 30th, 2006, 3:41 pm Thread Starter
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Question Headlight Problem

I have a 2001 LT. The low beam headlight has been working part time. I have had the high beam light on the dash light up when the high beam is not on. It is now staying on and both low and high do not work at all. Any ideas guys.


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post #2 of 6 Old Sep 30th, 2006, 3:56 pm
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First, replace both bulbs. I think that will take care of it.

If not could be corroded headlight contacts or bad switch, etc. Most likely bulbs. Suggest PIAA Extreme white xenon blubs as replacements. Much more expensive but much more light. Approx $50 for the low beam and maybe as much as $80 for the high beam. Now, if you want to go to HID, you will have even better light, but with some additional cost for the parts plus some shop labor unless you can self-install. You should be able to simply change bulbs in 5 minutes or so.

(And just wait until you read the resulting comments as to my opinion of xenon bulbs!)

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your ground wires to the hi-beam retainer inside the headlight are either loose or melted.

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Thanks guys, it looks to be a loose wire. I appreciate the help!

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Now that you're already in there, put in the HID.

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post #6 of 6 Old Oct 3rd, 2006, 3:56 pm
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Headlight Problem

My '04 did this exact same thing. Turn the lights on, wait 30 seconds then try touching the ground wire with your bare hand. If you get the piss burned out of you it's the ground wire. Do NOT ask me how I know this. This problem is in the HOW. After I rewired the ground my lights are noticeably brighter.
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