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Faded Driver Side Headlight

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by bdaly163, May 30, 2019.

  1. May 30, 2019 at 5:23 AM
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    bdaly163

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    Hi everyone!

    I have a 2004 Wrangler. Recently, my driver side headlight is not as bright as the other one. I replaced the bulb, and it's still faded. Any advice on what it might be and how to fix it? Thank you!
     
  2. May 30, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    If there is a ground wire for that headlight you might check and clean the ground real good.
     
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  3. May 30, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    Welcome @bdaly163 as mentioned for the ground connection confirm proper voltage to the bulb and look for damaged wires/ loose connections. Perhaps test with another head lamp.
     
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  4. May 30, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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  5. May 31, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    :rofl:....Hey...TJ came up with a good one. :rofl:. Oh....I'm sorry. Ummm. Yeah...I suck at electrical issues. But I am learning. Start with the basics. Grounds and bulbs. And hope it's not a bigger issue.

    BTW. Welcome to the forum. :jeepwave:
     
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  6. May 31, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    Chasing electrical shorts in any car sucks I was trained by the army in avionics and it still gets me chasing my tail 1/2 the time starting with the basics first is always best like Awrench says kiss keep it simple stupid
     
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  7. May 31, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    I looked up the word 'cool' in an online dictionary. All it said was Awrench!
     
  8. May 31, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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  9. Jun 1, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Same here man well I learned transistors caps etc.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    I know thats right Awrench is so cool sometimes he has to stop to let cool catch up with him!
     
  11. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    If it is a cloudy lens I make a mixture of lemon juice from a fresh squeezed lemon and some baking soda and make a paste. Rub it on the lens with a clean cloth, let it dry then rinse it off, next use some high grade car wax and apply to the lens let dry then wipe off. Works great on outside film and actually will get some of the inside film also
     
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  12. Aug 15, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    A simple way to check for a weak ground would be to run a jumper wire from the battery negative to a location close to the light or directly to the black wire coming from it.
     

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