Headlight - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > MK1 Focus

MK1 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the first generation 2000-2007 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2019, 05:00 AM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Mikeyy.17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Fan#: 413811
Posts: 17
Points 1, Level 1
Points: 1, Level: 1 Points: 1, Level: 1 Points: 1, Level: 1
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Mikeyy.17 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Headlight

I’ve been experiencing an issue with my headlights for like two months and wiring is not my forte so this is almost like rocket science to me. I had a spin out from hydroplaning which disconnected the battery from all the jerking around and whenever I reconnected the battery wires my low beams have only a few lights that will work and they are very dim. My high beams still work but over time I’ve noticed that they also are starting to dim out. I was thinking a possible frayed ground wire but there is so much in the headlight assembly i don’t where I would start. Any suggestions?


Mikeyy.17 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-29-2019, 09:19 AM   #2
w/ my magic bag
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: The Jet city, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 28,768
Points 33,800, Level 100
Points: 33,800, Level: 100 Points: 33,800, Level: 100 Points: 33,800, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
FF Reputation: 87 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If whatever spin out you did disconnected the battery, I'd be looking at your wiring/ connections, ect. If you don't know what to look for, really best to take it to a pro that deals w/ electrical problems.
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mix
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bigger brakes then you- D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
R.I.P....Mr Felix, 5-2-02... 5-24-19
felixthecat is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2019, 10:11 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
Paul1958's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Fan#: 157234
Location: Hudson, MA
What I Drive: 2002 Focus wagon 2.0L Zetec 5-speed

Posts: 712
Points 4,405, Level 42
Points: 4,405, Level: 42 Points: 4,405, Level: 42 Points: 4,405, Level: 42
Level Up 28% Completed
Level up: 28% Level up: 28% Level up: 28%
Forum Activity 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
FF Reputation: 16 Paul1958 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikeyy.17 View Post
Iíve been experiencing an issue with my headlights for like two months and wiring is not my forte so this is almost like rocket science to me. I had a spin out from hydroplaning which disconnected the battery from all the jerking around and whenever I reconnected the battery wires my low beams have only a few lights that will work and they are very dim. My high beams still work but over time Iíve noticed that they also are starting to dim out. I was thinking a possible frayed ground wire but there is so much in the headlight assembly i donít where I would start. Any suggestions?
What year, model, engine, trans?

Paul
__________________
2005 ZX4 SE 2.0L Duratec 5-speed 191K miles
2002 Wagon SE 2.0L Zetec 5-speed 134K miles
Paul1958 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-30-2019, 05:47 AM   #4
Focus Rookie
 
Mikeyy.17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Fan#: 413811
Posts: 17
Points 1, Level 1
Points: 1, Level: 1 Points: 1, Level: 1 Points: 1, Level: 1
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Mikeyy.17 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
It’s a 2003 zx3 DOHC 2.0l with an MTX75 transmission
Mikeyy.17 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2019, 01:42 PM   #5
Focus Enthusiast
 
limeyrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Fan#: 35376
Location: Grand Forks, ND
What I Drive: 2004 SVT, infrared, City Bus...

Posts: 503
Points 892, Level 15
Points: 892, Level: 15 Points: 892, Level: 15 Points: 892, Level: 15
Level Up 92% Completed
Level up: 92% Level up: 92% Level up: 92%
Forum Activity 81%
Activity: 81% Activity: 81% Activity: 81%
FF Reputation: 7 limeyrider Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The battery ground cable has a collection of other wires connected to it. One of those was jerked loose or broken off. After you find that replace the battery tie-down strap.
__________________
North Dakota, because 30 below zero keeps the riff-raff out.
limeyrider is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Focus Centennial Edition Sedan
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.




 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1