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Old 04-11-2011, 10:13 PM
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So my drivers side high beam is inoperative.

Is the bulb burned out? No. Brand new and they both work on the passenger side.

Is there a fuse blown? Fuse doesn't seem to exist, so probably not.

Is there power going to the socket? Yes, a healthy 13 volts. Drivers side and passenger side read the same.

If there wasn't power going to the socket. it could be any number of things, but I am not a bulb expert. As far as I knew, if a bulb got power, it lit up. The leads are also in good shape, so I have no idea whats up.

I'm running an HID kit, but the hi's worked with them before.

So if anyone has any input that may resolve this light crisis, you will be eternally remembered.
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Is it the HID's or the standard bulb high beams? Not sure where to point you but trying to get more info so someone can assist.
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Yes that might help. Forgot to mention it is the standard halogen bulb. It does run though the HID wiring, but as far as I can tell, nothing has become dislodged. I checked every connection twice.
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Check the contact area where the bulb base plugs into the harness. Make sure it's clean.

I assume your high beam bulbs are in their own section of the headlight and are separate from the low beams?
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Indeed. Housing for the bulbs is separate. Contacts are definitely in good shape and distributing electrical energy. I don't know if there is a voodoo curse against the high beam, but there is definitely power getting to the socket. Unless there is some miniature debris lodged in there somewhere, I have no idea. The bulb and housing/wires are all less than a week old and there hasn't been much opportunity for foreign objects to interfere with the set up. I can only think that some sort of internal component on the socket has been shaken loose or something. Multimeter is reacting "positively" to the situation as if everything were normal.
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They could be negatively switched. Check for ground.
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I'm so good at removing the grill and headlights now, I can do it in one swift motion.

I am fairly certain the ground is good. It runs from the bulb, through some HID wiring straight into the stock plug. The HID wiring is a straight shot from the socket to the plug, and it working for about a week.

I am not at all above trying to use the most basic suggestions, though, so keep it coming. You never know, I might have overlooked something so simple I didn't even think of it.
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You can't be certain the ground is good if its negative switching. This type of system (I'm not sure if these lights are) switches on the negative side as opposed to traditional wiring where it switches on the positive side. If this is the case power will always be on but the ground won't be there until the lights are turned on. Its worth checking.
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