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Old July 24th, 2013, 01:36 PM
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Dim headlight (REALLY dim)

Now that I've installed a new right headlight socket, I've not solved my problem.

The headlight is very dim on low beam and nothing at all on high beam. I've swapped the bulbs left/right with the same dim right light. All the fuses are good.

I'm not talented at chasing wiring problems so where do I start?

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Old July 24th, 2013, 01:43 PM
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If you haven't done so already install a relay on the circuits. The factory makes all the watts run through the switchgear which does help brightness.
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Is your truck here in PHX? If so, bring it by the house. I'm 100% sure it is a wiring issue. If not, call me anyways.
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Never mind. AGAIN my wife fixed it.

"Well, the wires come out and go to those connectors. Let me pull and replug."

Now it works. I'll save the story of her fixing the starter for later.

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If you haven't done so already install a relay on the circuits. The factory makes all the watts run through the switchgear which does help brightness.
Don't start there .... that's just adding more complexity to your problem.

Start with simple common issues ... like the light switch itself ... these are a known weak point.

Once you've fixed this issue then consider the relay which can help improve brightness. Its all relative though in a rover.
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