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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2003, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with new lights!!!

Hey everybody, I could really use some help right now... I got silverstar headlights and some APC foglights H3 (55W) for christmas. I installed them earlier today without a problem, and they were working fine. When i took the car out tonight, all four were shining bright, but when I got home, both foglights, and one of the headlights are not working at all. Has anybody had this happen, or know what might be the problem? I need to get these fixed before i take it out at night again, so thanks for any help that anybody can give me.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2003, 09:49 PM
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Did you touch these bulbs with your bare fingers?

Are the bulbs themselves burnt? Take the 1 working bulb and place it in the non-working socket. This will at least advise you if juice is still getting to the harness.

APC H3 -lasted 2 weeks in my Wife's Explorer. Went back to PepBoys and got the Sylvania H3. Still going.
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Thanks for the quick response. I didnt touch the bulb and I have tried putting a good bulb into the non working headlight and nothing happened. I checked the fuse and that seemed to be working too. Im completely lost on the matter...
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Break out a flashlight and trace the wireharness leading to the non-working socket. Does it look/smell burnt?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-25-2003, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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it ended up being the fuse that controls the right headlight, and both foglights. The problem is that each time I replace it, the same thing happens. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?
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On my neon, I had both my headlights go, my brights were working, and so were my turn lamps, but my fogs wouldn't (Fog's need the headlights on before they'll turn on) Later figured out the problem (I was playing around the instrument cluster earlier in the day) Got pretty scared at what I saw. Pics Here

Anyone know how I can contact Chrysler about this "minor" problem?
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that's what happened to me! i pulled apart the multi funct switch and the contacts had melted... it usually means that there is too much current (watts) running thru the circuit... the real way to fix it is to replace the multi switch and either reduce the wattage of the bulbs or beef up the wiring and throw a relay into the circuit.
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Yeah, I had switched bulbs which increased the current. Oh well.
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Relays?

You didn't just tap the new fog lamps into the regular harness did you? They pull a lot more amps than just the headlight. You need to run the fog lamps off of a relay.
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