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    Tadpole
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    Default 205 dim headlight

    Never seen this in a car before - the passenger side headlight lights up on dipped beam, but is dim compared to the driver's side. But the kicker is that when I click on main beams, the passenger side goes dimmer.. WTF?! Anyone has this problem before? Thanks.

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    Try swapping globes between L and R and if the dim light swaps sides then the globe is the problem.

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    I tried a new globe in the dodgy side instead, and it was the same dimness. Bummer. I'm guessing it might be an electrician job.

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    You could first check the "tension" of each connector in the plug on back of the bulbs, excessive heat makes them lose their springiness. Then beef up the ground wires. A final step is separate relays to provide a more direct voltage to each bulb. Keep it tidy and discreet, only the most picky will notice the change.

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    Check the lamp grounds. Current is looking for the shortest path to ground, and on occasion that is through the filaments in the bulbs.
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    Cool thanks. I had a meter on it last night and its only getting 7 volts..

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    Between the two bulb terminals, or from the bulb positive to chassis?

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    Bulb positive to chassis. Had it sorted out now. Was a bad earth. Cheers

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