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    Default It's dark out there!

    Hi all, car is keeping me in the dark at the moment, sidelights, high beam, fog lights plus dash indicators for all are working, headlights are not, even though dash indicator for them would say yes.
    Any of the electriclly talented out there can shine some light on the problem? any ideas?
    Cheers guys.

    Oh yeah S2 Mi16.

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    Ralph
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    Does high beam work ? Only low beam out ?

    Relay fault or lack of voltage feed thereto? Low beam fuse ?

    Both low beam lamp filaments open circuit (it happens!) and almost trapped me!

    Both high beam and low beam out ?

    Go looking for a wiring connect unplugged or a fusible link or fuse open circuit

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    Thanks Robmac, its only low beam thats out. I have some searching to do, pity electrics have always been such a mystery to me.

    Cheers
    Ralph
    '93 Mi16 serII EMI16

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    Default Check lamps first

    As Robomac Suggested check that you have not blown both low beam filaments.. It does happen that they both go at almost the same time... and it only takes a couple of minutes to pull them out to check. had the problem on my wife's Astra recently on a trip back from Melbourne . It got dark while we were on the road and when we turned on the lights we were concerned how poor the low beam was only to stop and find that we had parkers only on low beam.... Could save you a lot of work on the electrical system... That and of course fuses.. which are also easy to check.

    Next would be the low beam part of the headlight relay..

    Trevor Hoare
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    Right, thanks guys for recommending that i should check the bleeding obvious first It was indeed the bulbs, i just presumed when they both went together that it was something less simple! Talk about put the cart before the horse eh! All good now thanks.

    Cheers
    Ralph
    '93 Mi16 serII EMI16

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