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Old 01-16-2011, 10:26 PM
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Passenger Side Headlight issue

So last night on the way home i stopped to pull a dead coyote out of the highway, rural road no one on it hardly at night. Turned around to get back in my truck and realized i had a headlight out. Went and replaced both of them this morning after a quick stop at oreillys. worked fine out of the parking lot and all the way home. Went into town tonight, hit a bump and i heard the fuse blow. Replaced the fuse, drove a few miles. BAM, blew the fuse. Pulled into a service station, checked the connections, replaced the fuse. Made it to my destination without problems. On my way home, BAM, blew the fuse. Again i check connections. Has anyone had this problem? I cant see any connections loose or wire showing. I dont really want Mr Police Officer to pull me over and give me a ticket. And i really dont want to pay a big service bill to get this fixed at a shop. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Also i have replaced the fuse 3 times now, went bigger with 2 of them with the same result. 15 and a 20 amp, blew them both within 5 minutes
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:26 PM
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forgot to note that it is ONLY the low beam. The high beam works great. I have since checked all wires and havent found anything that would be tripping it. im half temped to just go out and get some aftermarket driving lights and mount them.
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Same headlight every time? If so, you have a short on the low beam wire somewhere that you missed. You'll have to do a more thorough search if it isnt obvious.

One thing you can temporarily do till you find the short is simply adjust your high beams down low enough to not cause problems and run with them. A more permanent solution (if you cant find what is causing your issue with the one headlight) would be to buy a direct battery harness from someone like Gos Racing and use the opposite headlight plug as the switch. I'd try that before driving lights. Your inspector probably isnt going to like you having a headlight out no matter how many driving lights you have.
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