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low beams not working....
Posted 26 November 2003 - 10:14 PM
Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:57 PM
Relays can go bad even if they make sound, but I wouldn't expect 2 to fail at once.
You said you did check the bulbs, right? Ohm test or juice test?
If the relay clicks, I'm not sure if the switch is the culprit, unless it's the hi/lo switch at fault-- that could do it. You need a diagram...
Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:31 PM
Posted 28 November 2003 - 03:28 AM
I reviewed the wiring diagram and there is nothing in common that I can see that would prevent both low beams from working.
Check the low beams filimant for contiuity (check resistance) or just change them both.
Did you use high wattage bulbs and fry the wires? A mere 10-15 watts over the standard 55/60 or 55/65 will fry Subaru wires, the wires are very weak.
Since the relays click, there is continuity from the interior switch to the relay, which is really good because a problem in the wiring here would be very difficult and expensive to correct.
Check the wiring harness at the bulb for voltage, if none the wires between the headlight and relay are damaged or you need new relays because the contacts inside of them are not working (possibly burnt).
It is very common for one bulb to fail and the second one to fail shortly after, which is why you are supposed to replace bulbs in pairs, including replacing the good one.
Posted 28 November 2003 - 10:28 PM
Posted 29 November 2003 - 12:16 AM
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