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Old 08-02-2013, 02:44 PM
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So, a few nights ago I noticed that the passenger side headlight (hi and low beams) are not working. This leads me to believe that it is not the bulbs as I find it hard to that both would go out at the same time. I would assume that the fuse would control both sides and not just the passenger side. I am trying to get ideas so I know what to hopefully look for when I start on it. I did mess with the wiring a while back when I added switchback turn signals, so possibly a ground got screwed up...?

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i would start checking your wiring and go from there.
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I have seen this pop up a few times now and almost everytime it was the ground on the headlight wiring harness to blame.

Pull the headlight and try pushing that pin back into it's slot and see if that fixes it.
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Had the same problem with mine. Check your ground and ALL the pins in the plug. If that doesnt work follow your wiring harness and make sure any grounds are tight. I fixed mine a couple weeks ago by tightening up grounds and that did the trick. Be prepared, if you have power locks, your actuators will be going out next. At least, that is what I'm dealing with now. From what I can tell it's a wiring issue that they have bullitens out for but, no recall.
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Thank for the input! I didn't find the cause of the problem, but it had to be a grounding issue or a bad connection. I pulled the headlight out and then it started working. I was thinking that I might have left a ground wire exposed when I added the resistors for the switchbacks, but everything looked ok and they have been working since last Friday.

Interesting, good to know that it is a known issue and not just me I guess...
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I am having the headlight problem... had the doorlock actuator change the driver side one
on a 2011 longhorn and it's really hard to change it...
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