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Headlight Not Working

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by myths63, Jan 17, 2014.

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  1. myths63

    myths63 New Member

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    Hi, driver side headlight has stopped working, main beam only, full beam is fine, have checked fuse/tried another bulb but nothing....all other lights work fine.....stumpted:confused::confused::confused:

    Any help much appreciated......
     
  2. englishbullterrier

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    Have you metered the line going to the dip beam element with the lights on and switched to dipped beam ?

    Pull the connector off and meter the the connector in the plug.

    I suspect you will not get 12v and hence have a break in the wire somewhere.
     
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    should there not be three wires one for dipped one for high and the other is negative or ground
     
  5. myths63

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    Prob right....away from the car just now.....would the easiest/simplest solution be to run a wire from the passenger side main beam neatly to the drivers side:confused:
     
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    Main beam as in dipped beam?

    That would work however if the fuse blew you would loose both lamps which could be a bit tricky if it was at night on a twisty road....
     
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    Ah...never thought of that;) Wont be doing that then....i have the proper aux/driving lights hooked up & can remember taking a feed from the main/dipped beam lights but they work fine, will have a good check around 2moro....sure the Relay is responsible for both headlights so wont be that....why do things never happen in the summer:D:D
     
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    In that case you can assume that the fault lies after the connection that you made to your aux/driving lights.

    lol, yes agree regarding the summer:rolleyes:
     
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    Fitted them about 2 years ago & wonder why now the problem, will dig out my thermals 2moro ho hum;)
     
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    Well I suppose 2 years is a lot of vibration and extreme temperature ranges for them to put up with....

    Good luck and report back with your findings
     
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    Will do.....cheers for your help:D
     
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    Well glad to say all fixed :D....now, i'm not going to say what was wrong exactly, all i will say is NEVER try to investigate/fix a fault whilst in a rush in the dark with a piddly little torch :eek::eek:

    Lesson learnt :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Sooooooo....... Fitted a new bulb? We've all done daft things. Happens to everyone
     
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    LOL........twas my thoughts too!
     
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    Ok...ok..in my haste last night i took out the FULL BEAM BULB & replaced it instead of the faulty MAIN/DIPPED BEAM BULB....couldnt understand why it still wouldnt work so tried another bulb, still no joy so checked the fuses etc...

    Wasnt till this morning when i went to look at it again that i realised my mistake & boy did i feel a right **cking idiot :rolleyes::rolleyes::mad:
     
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    Whoops...... still, at least the problem is sorted...
     
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    Whoops...... still, at least the problem is sorted...;)
     
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    Until you do it again.....:your_wrong: :clap2::clap2:
     
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    that why you only have 2 wires to it then
     
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    Why wont this thread go away....please...the shame, the shame :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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