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09-11-2012 12:47 AM
Rico1234 Sorry for late response it turned out my issue was the wiring was reversed, I took a test light and checked which wire was live for low and high on the good headlight and saw that the wire was reversed.
I cut the wires and switched them the right way and everything was working great and my headlights were ok so I just had to adjust the problem headlight to match the other side and I can say it is nice to drive with both lights on the road lol.
Thanks for all the help and advice :)
05-05-2012 08:54 PM
Tymes Any update on this situation?
04-12-2012 10:50 PM
Rico1234 Thanks very much for the offer I really appreciate it :). I am going to try to change out my clutch master cylinder this weekend which has been slowly leaking on me so I will put off the headlight until that is fixed but after I will let you know for sure if i need a good old solder job.

Thanks again
04-12-2012 11:59 AM
sailor Take the offer....

(grin)

It's not the load on them, but the corrosion from the winter salt that seeps in that's the issue.

Those are a BIT protected, but still up front where the crap gets in. On exposed wires I've gone so far as to solder, paint with liquid tape (rubber paint) then shrink wrap tubing & STILL get corroded wires after a year on the Big Truck....

The Automotive environment isn't as severe, but you do what you can to prevent future issues.... Heck, twisting & taping sometimes lasts as long, just because if you DON'T get a good seal you are just sealing in the moisture so it never dries....

On that silly mirror I could SEE that the wires were reversed since they were exposed where they went into the plug and were opposite of the car's wiring. Knowing it had been replaced, the obvious culprit was the mirror assembly.... Can't trust replacements 'till you check 'em out....
04-12-2012 05:06 AM
Tymes Ahh, tell you what, if you find the harness was spliced, let me know and I'll solder them and heat sink them. that's an area that gets very wet, and you'll end up with corroded wires if it not done up good.

I'm out of town this weekend, today till Sunday, but anytime next week in the evenings.
04-12-2012 12:21 AM
Rico1234 Hey thanks Sailor that is good to know and just goes to show it is possible to be wired incorrectly.

If i do find the wires going to the plug appear wrong I shouldn't have any issues if i splice the wires and connect them proper finishing with black electrical tape should I? I don't think the headlights draw that much current thought the wires that it would heat up much?
04-12-2012 12:13 AM
sailor Hey, FWIW - I was just working on an old Mustang that had the driver's mirror replaced years ago. Ever since, the up & down was backwards on that one but the owner was just happy it worked. When I was in the door to replace the window regulator, I re-wired the mirror plug, since the wires in the repl. mirror were backwards to the plug in the door....

new part, wired backwards, factory or not - it was messed up B4 installation...

Luck!
04-11-2012 11:31 PM
Rico1234 Yeah electrical/wiring problems are usually something most people don't look forward to but at least this problem is only to do with the headlights and not the ignition system.
04-10-2012 09:27 PM
Tymes The main reason I suggest that is if right now when you have low beam on, and your driver side is actually in high beam mode, and you move it to the passenger side and it is still in high beam mode, then you know it is a factory defect. If it is in low beam mode like it should be when it's moved over then you know its the wiring itself.

Trust me, nothing sucks worse then looking for a wiring issue when you have no chance of ever finding it. My car is a bit different, but if its any indication, the headlights are quite easy to remove, mine take less then 5 mins to pull out.
04-10-2012 09:08 PM
Rico1234 Hi Tymes thanks for the help it is great how the forum can bring together people from all over and even close by :).
I originally got the car as good a to b car but have really grown attached to it now and enjoy driving it.
If the wiring seems different for low and high beams i may even just splice the wires and wire it up the correct way if it turns out to be the problem but i will try as you say to compare both sides.
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