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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Burnt Headlight (low Beam Only)

Hey guys ! I just had my driver side low beam headlight burn out today (The high beam still works). I've read about it on the forums and seems like it could be anything from burnt bulb to melted wiring harness or faulty headlight module... So I'm asking you what's probably the thing to blame here.

My car is still on the 30 day warranty from the stealership I bought it from, but they do business with a shady garage in the poorest and shadiest part of the city (plus it's quite far from where I am) so I want to repair the thing myself if I can (especially if it's just a bulb).

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Low beam -> http://i.imgur.com/dDlnYAW.jpg

High beam -> http://i.imgur.com/TLgl9UL.jpg
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It's a dual-filament bulb, so it's possible that the low-beam simply did burn out. The headlight is rather easy to remove (two bolts), and then it pops out and you could inspect the wiring, though I highly doubt it is the issue.

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Ok so if the low beam filament burnt out, how do you fix that ? Replace the bulb ?

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Yup! Simple as that.

Usually you'll want to replace them in pairs.

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Ok thanks ! :D Time to upgrade the bulbs to brighter ones I guess :P any recommandations ?
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