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08-02-2005, 08:23 AM
The headlights are gone on both sides of my car but the high beams still
work and the park lights still work.
What could be the problem?
there is a circuit breaker underneath the coolant tank, i will have to check
that..( can you just reset it back??)
or could it be the relay?

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Noddy
08-02-2005, 08:53 AM
<Copernicus> wrote in message
news:4207cc71$0$6163$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au ...
> The headlights are gone on both sides of my car but the high beams still
> work and the park lights still work.
> What could be the problem?
> there is a circuit breaker underneath the coolant tank, i will have to
> check that..( can you just reset it back??)
> or could it be the relay?

Have a look at both.

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Regards,
Noddy.

James Whitehead
08-02-2005, 10:43 AM
Sounds like a stuffed low beam relay.

<Copernicus> wrote in message
news:4207cc71$0$6163$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au ...
> The headlights are gone on both sides of my car but the high beams still
> work and the park lights still work.
> What could be the problem?
> there is a circuit breaker underneath the coolant tank, i will have to
check
> that..( can you just reset it back??)
> or could it be the relay?
>
> --
>
>
>

Gonz
08-02-2005, 12:23 PM
Could be a fluke but both globes may have blown at the same time or around
the same time and you never noticed until you needed both of them

The headlights in my cheapy XF are so dull, I drive around on high beam and
no one ever flashes me, can't drive on low beam, can't see the road.

<Copernicus> wrote in message
news:4207cc71$0$6163$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au ...
> The headlights are gone on both sides of my car but the high beams still
> work and the park lights still work.
> What could be the problem?
> there is a circuit breaker underneath the coolant tank, i will have to
> check that..( can you just reset it back??)
> or could it be the relay?
>
> --
>
>
>

Ben Thomas
08-02-2005, 01:13 PM
Gonz wrote:
> Could be a fluke but both globes may have blown at the same time or around
> the same time and you never noticed until you needed both of them
>
> The headlights in my cheapy XF are so dull, I drive around on high beam and
> no one ever flashes me, can't drive on low beam, can't see the road.

Wouldn't new reflectors fix that. What happens when you need the brightness of
highbeams for extra visibility? Sounds like a safety issue that should be
addressed immediately.


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Bushy Pete
08-02-2005, 03:33 PM
The headlights on my XF were just as bad. Reflectors were crap and the seven
sets I went through at one wreckers were all the same or worse. Ford wanted
$240 each for headlight assembly and $100 each for the silver painted chrome
plated plastic bits.

I picked up a pair for $65 each from some mob on Ipswich Road at Moorooka.

Heavier wiring can give you a nice little bonus in how much light you can
get out of halogen bulbs. Especially the earth wiring as even small voltage
drops in the wiring system give a marked difference in their output. I get a
great run out of mine on country roads and do a lot of miles at night. I
live 22 miles from the nearest town, 22km from the nearest pub and smoke
shop, and 14km from the nearest public phone.

With a set of 130 watt (no longer guaranteed) Narva spots on the bullbar,
and a heavier wire from the alternator back to the battery, it's pretty good
now for seeing the painted lines on a wet night even on low beam, and when
those ****wits with their wanker lights come along, I can still see pretty
well with the spots......

Hope this helps,
Pete

"Ben Thomas" <nosp@m.thanks.mate> wrote in message
news:gg29uc.8p2.ln@192.168.11.2...
> Gonz wrote:
> > Could be a fluke but both globes may have blown at the same time or
around
> > the same time and you never noticed until you needed both of them
> >
> > The headlights in my cheapy XF are so dull, I drive around on high beam
and
> > no one ever flashes me, can't drive on low beam, can't see the road.
>
> Wouldn't new reflectors fix that. What happens when you need the
brightness of
> highbeams for extra visibility? Sounds like a safety issue that should be
> addressed immediately.
>
>
> --
> Ben Thomas - Software Engineer - Melbourne, Australia
> 2001 manual 2.2l Holden Astra SRi - a real pleasure to drive;
> Michelin Preceda - $250 each but last a lot longer than $200 tyres;
> Alpine Type S speakers and amp, JVC MP3 CD playing head-unit.
>
> Opinions, conclusions, and other information in this message that do not
> relate to the official business of my employer shall be understood as
neither
> given nor endorsed by it.

atec
08-02-2005, 04:23 PM
Bushy Pete wrote:
> The headlights on my XF were just as bad. Reflectors were crap and the seven
> sets I went through at one wreckers were all the same or worse. Ford wanted
> $240 each for headlight assembly and $100 each for the silver painted chrome
> plated plastic bits.
>
> I picked up a pair for $65 each from some mob on Ipswich Road at Moorooka.
near the flyover ?
welcome spares .
>
> Heavier wiring can give you a nice little bonus in how much light you can
> get out of halogen bulbs. Especially the earth wiring as even small voltage
> drops in the wiring system give a marked difference in their output. I get a
> great run out of mine on country roads and do a lot of miles at night. I
> live 22 miles from the nearest town, 22km from the nearest pub and smoke
> shop, and 14km from the nearest public phone.
>
> With a set of 130 watt (no longer guaranteed) Narva spots on the bullbar,
> and a heavier wire from the alternator back to the battery, it's pretty good
> now for seeing the painted lines on a wet night even on low beam, and when
> those ****wits with their wanker lights come along, I can still see pretty
> well with the spots......
>
> Hope this helps,
> Pete
>
> "Ben Thomas" <nosp@m.thanks.mate> wrote in message
> news:gg29uc.8p2.ln@192.168.11.2...
>
>>Gonz wrote:
>>
>>>Could be a fluke but both globes may have blown at the same time or
>
> around
>
>>>the same time and you never noticed until you needed both of them
>>>
>>>The headlights in my cheapy XF are so dull, I drive around on high beam
>
> and
>
>>>no one ever flashes me, can't drive on low beam, can't see the road.
>>
>>Wouldn't new reflectors fix that. What happens when you need the
>
> brightness of
>
>>highbeams for extra visibility? Sounds like a safety issue that should be
>>addressed immediately.
>>
>>
>>--
>>Ben Thomas - Software Engineer - Melbourne, Australia
>>2001 manual 2.2l Holden Astra SRi - a real pleasure to drive;
>>Michelin Preceda - $250 each but last a lot longer than $200 tyres;
>>Alpine Type S speakers and amp, JVC MP3 CD playing head-unit.
>>
>>Opinions, conclusions, and other information in this message that do not
>>relate to the official business of my employer shall be understood as
>
> neither
>
>>given nor endorsed by it.
>
>
>

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