I have a Ford Corsair 1990, auto, 2 Lt.
The right side head light does not work, be it on high or low beam. I have tried the usual things, I have tried a new globe, and I have tried the left side globe that I know works without success. I have looked at the fuses; I have checked for lose wiring. The dimmer switch does not work at all, has not worked for some time (this did not work long before the headlight issue).
I think the dimmer switch made the rear tail lights not work and the instrument panel lights not work. I managed to make the tail lights work by running a wire from battery to rear tail light wire and joining at tail light assembly. This made tail lights work and to my surprise the instrument panel as well. Naturally the power to the tail lights works at all times with this method, so I disconnect the connection when I’m not driving at night.
I only drive this car now and then, and only once a week at night, I don’t wish to spend money on it, by going to a mechanic (the cost for him would be as much as the car is worth). Plus I dont have a job.
Does anyone know why the right side headlight does not work, which relay should I check, I have moved them around to see if it’s the blue or green etc (relays) in engine bay on right and left side of car?
I have tried all above with the faulty dimmer switch connected and diconected.
Is there a way of by passing the dimmer switch if this is the issue?
Could it be the light switch stick on the steering column?
Is there a cheap fix as in by passing the wiring to the headlight?
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 4:01 AM