help.....headlights fuse?!

Discussion in 'Body Work and Exterior Lights' started by Giles, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    I was coming home from work tonight, my dip beam both headlights die while I was driving & I couldn't see where I was going! I have to stop at the side of the roads, couldn't find the fuse for the headlights so must be in engine bay but it was too cold, dark & middle of no where. :worried:

    So I have to go quiet very icy road & use my fog light.

    Is the fuse for headlight in the engine bay???
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010

  2. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    it say have to log in but I'm already log in.
     
  3. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    just look in the "how to" section - its a sticky thread :clap:


    :foxspeed:
     
  4. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    found it.

    sorry mate didn't see that thread.
     
  5. daz

    daz Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Is it the relay Giles?
     
  6. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    don't know yet, going to look it tonight
     
  7. daz

    daz Platinum Member Platinum Member

    I believe the headlights are seperately fused, so they wouldn't both blow I feel. More likely to be something common, like the relay dislodged, or a faulty stalk switch.
     
  8. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    fused are all ok, don't know where to look next?

    dip light come automatic in night so I try stalk switch but no luck but the full beam, side light, and fog light are working.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010
  9. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    it may sound obvious....but are the bulbs ok ?
     
  10. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    they are both brand new bulbs and why they both go off same time?
     
  11. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    well i have had this happen before with both headlight bulbs and brake light bulbs....also no guarantee that being new they wont "blow"!
     
  12. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    oh great, going have to take my bumper off again :worried:
     
  13. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    if you touched the glass of the bulb......then possibly goes "pop" !!!
     
  14. Giles

    Giles

    UK
    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    Found out the problem, it was the bulbs.

    I never touch the glass so must be **** bulbs make.
     
  15. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Resurrecting a 6 year old thread lol

    @Giles it seems I'm having the exact same problem as you mate. Dipped were both gone at the same time, then only one came on on its own, now nothing. Mains and sidelights work fine but I did check my bulbs and they are both fine. Really bizarre.
     

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