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Old 03-21-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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Headlight Issue

My headlights on My Focus Zetec (2000) are not bright at all, i replaced them with the top headlight bulbs at halfords, which hasn't seem to help. I though about replacing the headlight unit, would this help, or could it be an electrical issue.

Not sure if it related, to electric issue, but car sometimes cuts out when coming to junction/roundabout etc, with battery light showing. Also car tends to keep looking itself aswell.

Is this all linked or seperate issues.

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If your battery light comes on when it dims out I would suggest getting the battery tested. Mine used to be dim too and the batt light would come on randomly. When I got my battery tested it was only holding about 1/3 of what it should
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The lights are dim/low all the time though
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What bulb size did your Zetec come with? Ours took h4/hb2/9003 bulbs in the usa. I experimented with some different bulb brands until I discovered that Osram Nightbreakers worked best for me. I got them on ebay from a UK seller for fairly cheap

Your symptoms also sound like a battery may need to be replaced soon
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What about your headlight housing, is it oxidized??
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What about your headlight housing, is it oxidized??
Thats possible, but this really sounds like an electrical issue.

I would get the battery checked out, you might need a new one.
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