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post #1 of 5 Old 09-12-2008, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight issues

Hi everyone, I'm new to these forums but I'll do my best to describe my problem... I have an issue with my headlights; I converted my 99 headlights to 2007 heads I found on ebay.

They came with "Xenon" bulbs, but night driving is awful and I was about to swap them out soon anyways, but...

Tonight my brother said a light was out on the driver's side, but it's very dim, same with high-beam (high-beam sucks anyways on these)

Then my Fogs would not come on when the headlights were on, and they really help because these "xenons" are so bad at night.

As I got home I noticed when the headlights were on the high-beam indicator would be very dimly lit, so that means if the high-beams are activated the fogs turn off, which is what i think it's doing...

But why all this for a faulty bulb?

Can anyone make any sense of this?

Hope the scenario makes sense...any help would be greatly appreciated!
I'm worried my headlight harness is done or these headlights fried something!
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-12-2008, 07:47 PM
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yeah when you have your brights on your fogs automatically go off it makes me mad haha. but there is a kit that you can put on to make it to where it all comes on i just dont know the link

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-12-2008, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds good, yeah I think that's regulation or something. But really my issue is that on low-beam, the fogs won't come on anymore, (the hi-beam indicator is super-dim)...Either my harness is screwed or something...Could a failing bulb do this?
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-12-2008, 08:18 PM
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check the ground wire that will solve the problem!
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Ground was good - turns out it was the xenons acting like they were not supposed to! Was a big relief when I put in new bulbs and all worked perfect again. I got 4000k Silverstars, I have yet to test them at night but they look a LOT brighter then the old ones ...
Thanks for the help!
I do have one more question... what kind of mods would fix the foglamp shutoff when brights are switched on? That bugs me!
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