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Old 05-27-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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Hey guys last week or so my right rear taillight went out so i replaced the blub and bam it works week this week my right headlight went out so I went and snatched a working one from a parts car pluged it in and nothing? I checked the fuse'* I was not sure what one is for the headlights because i dont have my owners book but i checked most of them and they were fine? I am sorry i raelly had no idea where to post this. Where should i start looking to fix this prob i dont want a 110fine from the cops so i need to get this fixed ASAP thanks!
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Please do NOT post Mechanical or Electrical topics in General Chat. Each forum description is very clear on what should be posted in each section.

If one headlight works and the other doesn't, it'* either the bulb or wiring.

Moving to Electrical.
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Using a multimeter check for power and ground at the headlight connector.

Let us know which it appears you are missing.
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can i just use a test light or should i be useing a digtal multimeter? and how do i check ground?
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Get a METER so you can check the ground resistance, then use it to check voltage.
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If all you have is a test light, this is probably not the right place to be using it unless you know what each wire goes to. I would also suggest a multimeter. Digital or analog doesn't matter.
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Cool thanks for the advice guys I will check it out in the next few days
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