The drivers side lowbeam has been dim since I bought the car. I rewired the relays on the headlights / fan but the problem still persists. The passenger side light is bright. Any ideas? Thanks in advance guys

Aloha from Hawaii,

Dennis
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Check that you have a good ground. I had all kinds of grounding problems when I first got my car. Dim lights, intermittent operation, etc.

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Originally posted by dyogi:
The drivers side lowbeam has been dim since I bought the car. I rewired the relays on the headlights / fan but the problem still persists. The passenger side light is bright. Any ideas? Thanks in advance guys

Aloha from Hawaii,

Dennis


OK, checked the obvious ground points and the dim drivers side headlight still persists. Any other ground points that service the headlights? Oh yeah, I checked the connections that are accessed through the front fenderwell.

Aloha, Dennis
I am not good with wiring, so I go back to basics. I'd start with disconnecting the offending headlight and patch-cord wires to it from the fuse box. It may be the plug going to the bulb.If you get a bright light with patch-cords, the trouble is within one of the bypassed wires and you just chew your way along with a VOM until the problem shows up. If its still dim, theres a problem with the supplied voltage and again, you at least have a starting point- at the fuse box. Most of the in-line connectors will give problems unless unplugged, sprayed out or even wire-brushed clean. Sounds like you could also use a schematic and all the vendors & most of the clubs sell a laminated 11x 17 one quite cheaply.
Success! It was really bothering me so I worked on it through the night. The culprit was the ground blade connector in the headlight socket. It wasn't pinching the bulb's blade connector hard enough so I guess that it wasn't getting proper ground.

Thanks again for all the help!

Aloha . . . Dennis
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