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    Default One side of the headlights is dimer than the other? - 306 gti6

    Hi there, one side of the car (the left side) is dimer than the other... I have swapped the bulbs over from each side and the same side is dim? Has anyone else had this problem before?
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    It would probably pay to check the voltage going to each headlight.

    The other option might be that one of the headlights might be newer than the other, and producing a better output
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnut1 View Post
    It would probably pay to check the voltage going to each headlight.

    The other option might be that one of the headlights might be newer than the other, and producing a better output
    I have swapped the bulbs around one by one and even side by side and it's still the same ><
    How would I be able to fix the problem if it was a different voltage going to each side?
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    I have a read a little into it, and apparently a bad earth can be the culprit o:
    Where would the earth be for the passenger side lights?
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    You will have resistance either in an earth connection or connection to the globe somewhere. Feel the connections in your hand after the lights have been on for a lil while and where it is hotter than normal will most likely be the spot / connection to look at.

    If you have a multi meter you can also check along the cable (with the lights on) by piercing the insulation and looking for a voltage drop.

    Most times its a two way or three way wire connection that has rusted up a little. A little sand paper / points file and a squirt of INOX will solve the problem.

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    Where abouts is that wire connection located?
    Thanks very much for the reply! (:
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    Hmmmm, I was looking at the service history and in 2007 it had the front electrics re-wired... Possibly the didn't do something correctly with the headlight earth on the passenger side?
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