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Headlight issue pls help! by 4thfiero
Started on: 11-18-2013 07:11 PM
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Last post by: Fiero.1984 on 11-21-2013 11:54 PM
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Report this Post11-18-2013 07:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
One of my headlights, (drivers side) is a lot dimmer than the passenger side. Why is that? 88 fiero gt with 2.8, anyone else have this happen?
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Report this Post11-18-2013 07:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
First guess would be a bad ground. IIRC there's one right by the side turn signal light that is a likely culprit.
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Report this Post11-18-2013 08:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Okay thanks i'll check that out!
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Report this Post11-18-2013 09:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Unless both headlights were replaced at the same time, it could be that it's older, and thus weaker, than the other. Headlights don't always just suddenly burn out. Sometimes they die a slow death, getting weaker with age.
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Report this Post11-19-2013 02:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah both were replaced at the same time, when i last drove the car and poped my headlights, both lights popped up BRIGHT (normal) then 2 seconds after they popped up...my drivers side one dimmed to 20 percent, like someone hit a dimmer switch that was only hooked up to my drivers side headlight. It stayed that way till i got home i saw my headlight intensity on the reflection of the vehicles onfront of me...drivers side dim...passanger normal), then i got out of my car when i parked it and looked to see the lights and BOTH were bright and normal...

any idea what could be causing this?
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Report this Post11-19-2013 08:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for steve308Send a Private Message to steve308Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by NetCam:

First guess would be a bad ground. IIRC there's one right by the side turn signal light that is a likely culprit.


What he said ---- or a bad bulb
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Report this Post11-19-2013 03:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I looked for that ground but couldnt seem to find it, what do i have to take apart and look for? Is it under the hood? do i have to look inside the drivers front wheel well? Sorry i cant seem to find this ground
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Look on the inside of the inner fender beside the headlight bucket. There should be a small fastener with a couple wires under it.
Next to the hole on the left.

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Report this Post11-21-2013 11:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero.1984Send a Private Message to Fiero.1984Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Try this, it might work: Unplug the headlight and give the connector a good spray with WD40. Connect and disconnect several times.
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