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Old 08-22-2005, 08:12 PM
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Day running lights work drivers headlight don't

HELP. I recently bought a chevy cavalier 1998. The kid who owed it before me beat the crap out of it. $1700.00 later it is starting to look and ruin like a fairlee new car. Tonight while driving it looked like I had a head light out. I pulled over and sure enough the drivers side headlight was out. However, the day running lights work fine and same with the high beams but this side just won't work. New bulbs on both any advise as to where or what to do next? Please let me know, thank you - so far no else can help me...

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Old 08-22-2005, 08:24 PM
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You will probably get more response from this if you post it in the proper forum. It should be in electrical.
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Booie,

Not sure what you mean. Keep in mind headlamps have a seperate filament for high and low beam. So one filament could be burned out for low and the high would still work. Replacing the headlight is the fix. Assuming you have power to both filaments. Just sounds like a burned out headlamp to me.

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Thing to try..

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Something to try... Isolate the wire that is provided for that low beam and ground..remove the plug and run a separate jumper to the headlight..If it won't light..The filament is shot..

If it Does..

The wire feeding that lamp is probably missing 12 volts.. Measure with a DMM set for autorange or 50 volts DC or higher and Backtrack that wire and see if you can find an open OR link open..until you find power.

We can assume the ground is good Because, the high beam filament works on that lamp and it shares the same ground..(should anyways..)

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You will probably get more response from this if you post it in the proper forum. It should be in electrical.

Thanks , Henry!

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