Alright I read an earlier post about this problem. Basically the passenger side headlight is dim compared to the driver's side one. I tried to bypass the ground, which according to the earlier person's problem seemed to be the case. IN so doing I managed to get the light to brighten up considerably, and turn ON the other light. The only problem was the headlight switch was OFF. Every time I did this, and connected a splice from what I presume was a ground wire to a grounded screw on the frame, I would get a spark from the wire, and the lights would glow bright.
I know this side works, because if you disconnect the light and put it on the driver's side it works just fine, so it's not the light/socket or the $40 housing wiring harness. It acts like it's not getting enough power. We already have 1 car down for motor mounts, I liked to fix this one myself. What can I do here?
Yes both high and low beams are affected and the Daytime Running lights as well. I already tried to change the bulbs to no effect.
One thing to note. On these cars, as I have a Mercury, if you pull the headlight hi/low beam lever towards you, it puts both filaments on (normally) into a sort of hyper mode, I used to use this when I was driving in the super dark of Wisconsin. If I do this same function the dim bulb actually turns off completely, and the other one lights up as it normally would.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 1:26 PM