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Weird Headlight Problem

Ok this just started tonight. My left headlight is out but if and only when i unlock my car with the remote it lights up. as soon as I open the door, turn them on or lock the car the left headlight is out. wtf? anyone have an idea or should I be taking my car to the dealer about this? I swear I should just trade in it already it just seems like its gonna be nothing but problems.


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maybe a wire short/ not connected/loose. i'd prob take it to the dealer and see waddup

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is it the high beam or low beam that is out?



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just the regular low beam that turns on when you unlock the car and when the auto lights turn on.

I swear if this car turns into a problem child I'm trading it in for a tC.


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what year is your car? iirc the 07+ cars use the high beams on dim as the DRL's, which would be what's lighting up when you unlock the car. Try replacing the bulb, should fix the issue.


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just as it says in my sig, its a 2006. if it was the high beam then why would it be out when the auto lights turn on?


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well, it's an 06, so that doesn't pertain to you haha.

Not sure man, you're gonna have to start chasing gremlins with a voltmeter.

Have you checked all your fuses?


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it just started tonight and its really cold out so I havent done anything yet. I'll check fuses but if I dont find a bad one I'll be calling the dealer. but if its a fuse I dont see why it would light up when I unlock it but yet its out when the auto lights turn on or when I turn them on manually.


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When the car flashes the lights when you unlock - it is the high beams. So when auto lights turn on, it goes out...try turning the high beams on...

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When the car flashes the lights when you unlock - it is the high beams. So when auto lights turn on, it goes out...try turning the high beams on...
High beams work. I'll just go to auto zone tomorrow and get new lows.


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