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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dimming headlight - singular

I was driving along singing to myself one night. The birds were chirping and the stars were winking at me. Everything was alright... [img]images/graemlins/beach.gif[/img]

Then I look down and see my high-beam indicator light was on, but very dim. So I flash my headlights and it comes on bright and then dims when I let go of the lever. Then I notice that I can only see one headlight reflecting off of the road. So I'm thinking, "headlight out". I get stopped and look at it. Its on, but very dim. So I think, "ah, fixing to go out". So I replace it. Its bright and shining and I go on...

Next thing I notice, my high beam indicator is doing it again. So I stop and look and sho' nuff, my pass. headlight is dim again. I pop the hood and wiggle the harness to see if its loose, its not. I then grab the wires (which are noticeably hot) near the harness and wiggle ever so slightly and my headlight brightens right up.

I'm thinking that the connectors in the harness are probably corroded. What do you guys think?
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Re: Dimming headlight - singular

ya, you have lots of resistance in the ground or power side of your headlight.
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Re: Dimming headlight - singular

kinda what I figured. I just hope its the harness and not in the wire somewhere. I usually try to avoid splicing as much as possible. Hopefully I can just get some emery cloth (sp?) and "polish" up the connections and it'll be good as new, that is, if I can find an easy way to get the grit into the harness, or find an easy way to get the connectors out of the harness.
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Re: Dimming headlight - singular

most terminals can be pulled out of the plug. just look at it long enough and figure out what holds it in.
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