Dim headlight

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Dim headlight

Postby Ginger Nuts » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:38 pm

Afternoon all, just carried out flash to pass mod which works great and noticed that my passenger headlight bulb is slow to illuminate and only reaches a dim yellow colour compared to crisp bright drivers side. I've recently swapped the bulbs with new ones so I put the old bulb back in with the same result.

I don't know if it has always been like this as I've never driven in darkness yet, can't be a fuse because the bulb is getting power to it although it seems starved of juice.

It doesn't get any brighter when I put main beam on either.

Anyone got any ideas?

I'm off to work in a moment so I'll poke around the fuses tomorrow just to tick them off the list and check back to see if any of you have suggestions.

Cheers,
Al.
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Re: Dim headlight

Postby liathach » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:51 pm

Most likely a poor earth return on that particular headlamp. Either follow the earth wire and clean the area where it is bolted to the bodywork or run a new earth wire to a suitable point.
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Re: Dim headlight

Postby Ginger Nuts » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:04 pm

Thanks for quick response guys, job for tomorrow - check earth and plug. Never even thought about the earth return, hopefully that'll be the cause.
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Re: Dim headlight

Postby Ginger Nuts » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:49 pm

Quick update, all sorted - it was indeed a dodgy earth (someone had been a bit over zealous with hammerite and got a blob on the earth block) :oops:

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction, I love forums me! :mrgreen:
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