Headlight issue


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Phunnybone
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Headlight issue

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98SE. LED headlights and position lights. Hit a deer back in February and had to replace on position light. A few days ago the hi beams stopped working. Today the low beams died and blows a fuse when ignition is turned to on position.

Where do I start to look? Hi/Lo beam switch? Wiring? I’ll be the first to admit that the electrical side is not my strong point.


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Re: Headlight issue

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I would start by taking the headlight assembly out and checking all the wiring in any area that was damaged by the accident. You may have a wire that was pinched or cut by a grounded bracket somewhere.
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Re: Headlight issue

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Low beam issue solved - it was a pinched wire right behind the bulb connector. Hi beams still out, but I’ve got relays and new bulbs coming.
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Re: Headlight issue

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You should be able to swap the low beam relay that you know works for your hi beam relay, that would troubleshoot bulb vs. relays...if you are replacing all anyway then that does not matter of course.


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