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#1 Old 03-31-2010, 11:26 PM
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HELP! headlight not working even after change

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My passenger side low beam headlight recently went off on me. I ordered two new bulbs from ebay, they cam in yesterday and i tried to put them in and checked them before i placed them back in the headlight housing but they did not seem to work.


I thought it being ebay maybe they are faulty, so i went over to trusty old canadian tire and got an H1 from there and tried to do the same but it refused to light up.

I checked the fuse for the light and they are intact.

What could possibly be the issue?

I got this headlight replaced (accident) 1 month ago and the light was fine until 2 weeks back.. what cud have happened?

plz help.
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Did you check the fuse under the hood? The fuse in Terminal 45 is for the RH low beam.

Low Beam Operation
With the lighting switch in 2ND position, the BCM receives input requesting the headlamps to illuminate. This
input is communicated to the IPDM E/R across the CAN communication lines. The CPU of the IPDM E/R controls
the headlamp low relay coil. When energized, this relay directs power
through 15A fuse (No. 36, located in the IPDM E/R)
through IPDM E/R terminal 20
to headlamp RH terminal 1, and
through 15A fuse (No. 45, located in the IPDM E/R)
through IPDM E/R terminal 30
to headlamp LH terminal 1.
Ground is supplied
to headlamp RH terminal 2
to headlamp LH terminal 2
through grounds E15 and E24.
With power and ground supplied, low beam headlamps illuminate.

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I came here to post a similar problem. I hit a large bump in the road which knocked the clip loose that held the light in.

When I got the contacts touched back together, the light came on, then I made the mistake of moving the light/wiring while it was still on. It went out, and I can't get it to come back on at all. I've changed the bulb again, and changed the fuse just in case, but I'm getting nothing.

Any ideas on what to do? Would disconnecting the battery maybe reset something to get the light back on? All other lights are working normally
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Like Heat said check the under hood fuse. You probably shorted it out when you were playing around with it lit.
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Like Heat said check the under hood fuse. You probably shorted it out when you were playing around with it lit.
I did change the under the hood fuse. It didn't fix the situation
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Probably a bad ground your gonna have to start tracing it back
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Probably a bad ground your gonna have to start tracing it back
sorry if this sounds noobish, but what do you mean a bad ground? i.e. the black grounding wire is not connected properly?
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Also, i noticed that small clip that holds the bulb in is not a normal clip. one side of it ais long and twisted in weird ways. Does this longer weird sid of the clip have to go somewhere in particular? becasue i think i might have moved that away.

maybe that is supposed to ground the bulb? would that mean that inorder to test the bulb for functionality it will have to be put back in the housing everytime and we cannot simply onnect the red wire and check to see if the bulb works before we go through the torture of putting it back in the headlight.
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Did you check the fuse under the hood? The fuse in Terminal 45 is for the RH low beam.

Low Beam Operation
With the lighting switch in 2ND position, the BCM receives input requesting the headlamps to illuminate. This
input is communicated to the IPDM E/R across the CAN communication lines. The CPU of the IPDM E/R controls
the headlamp low relay coil. When energized, this relay directs power
through 15A fuse (No. 36, located in the IPDM E/R)
through IPDM E/R terminal 20
to headlamp RH terminal 1, and
through 15A fuse (No. 45, located in the IPDM E/R)
through IPDM E/R terminal 30
to headlamp LH terminal 1.
Ground is supplied
to headlamp RH terminal 2
to headlamp LH terminal 2
through grounds E15 and E24.
With power and ground supplied, low beam headlamps illuminate.


checked the fuses, all are perfect. i guess i will have to open up the entire headlight to see the other stuff you are talking about.
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I went to walmart today to get the bulb changed and i did not tell them I was having issues. They tried putting in the new bulb but had the same conclusion, its not working.. the fuse is ok. the wiring must be messed up.

I am gonna go back to the guy who repaired my headlight after my recent accident. maybe he wired it too close to hot components or something and the wire has melted and shorted or something.

Im not too good with arguing, imma try my best. I will let ya know the updates.
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i just had a similar problem. My driver side headlight wire got loose so when i hit a bump at night if would flicker. So i decided to fix this at night and while i had the lights on, the wires hit a metal and made a small spark. After i reconnected the light it still wouldn't turn on. I will check out the fuse tomorrow to see if thats the problem. The passenger side light still works. What is the fuse for the driver side headlight? is it still 45?


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What is the fuse for the driver side headlight? is it still 45?
It should be, but they should also be listed under the lid.

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You can also check if it's the DRL module. When you notice one side not working (Low or High beam) it could be the module. Do a search for that and see if those symptoms match yours... fix is to resolder bad soldering connections in the module...


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