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Old 08/02/2011, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replaced my headlight bulb... still doesn't work

I drive a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT (Automatic, 100k-ish miles). My right front headlight went out a few days ago. I've never changed a headlight bulb before, but it looked pretty easy, so I gave it a shot. I now have a new bulb installed, but the headlight still won't turn on. I can't imagine why the bulb wouldn't turn on, since its prongs are clearly inserted into the electrical connector. Is there some way I could have installed it wrongly?

How can I tell if the bulb is actually the problem? I looked at the "bad" bulb and it seems intact. Should I see anything dangling inside or hear any rattling when shaking it like when a normal light bulb goes bad? If the problem's not my bulb... then what's the next thing to check?
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Old 08/02/2011, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is the condition of the connector? These easily melt on this car. I believe there is a how-to in the garage section, so you can see what a melted one looks like. Did it go out all at once, or was it a slow process?
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Old 08/03/2011, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You mean the plastic connector that basically works as the socket for the bulb? It looks completely fine.

I just made a discovery. The high beams work. It's only the low beams that won't come on. What's my next step with this knowledge?
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Old 08/03/2011, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Fuse in the engine bay. Theres actually a individual fuse for the low beams
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Did you check the fuse????????
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Old 08/03/2011, 07:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just checked the fuses on the left side of my dashboard and there was only one labeled on the diagram that looked like it was for a light (it had an 'R' on it though...) and that one was fine. None of the other fuses had pictures that looked like lights. So... what's my next move?
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so neither side low beams work?
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And the fuse for the headlamps are in the engine bay.
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The low beam is working in the left headlight, but not the right. And the fuses for the headlights are in the engine bay? Okay, I'll look for them tomorrow. Thanks for all the help, btw.
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Okay, it was the fuse. Working like a charm now. Thanks, all. I'm learning bit by bit.
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