S60 headlight problem

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Gunnar75
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S60 headlight problem

Postby Gunnar75 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:42 pm

I had a low beam headlight out message and sure enough the drivers side headlight was not working. So I took the bulb out and it looked fine. Then I tested it with my handy volt meter and it tested fine. The fuses all are good and it is only one headlight bulb. Im confused?

Should I go ahead and replace the bulb even though it looks fine? What else could it be?
1990 740 sold @145k (should have kept it)

1995 850 NA Grey sold @ 90k for a minivan

1995 850 NA Red gave away at 120k

2001 S60 2.4T Black 67k

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Postby MadeInJapan » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:56 pm

probably the socket....it's not making good contact with the bulb. Take some fine sand paper and rub it in the socket to get any corrosion out...then try inserting the bulb again to see if it comes on.
'98 S70 T5 Emrld Grn Met/Beige Tons of Upgrades Mobil-1
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Postby Gunnar75 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:41 pm

I found the problem, I drank decaf this morning after a 12 hour day at work yesterday.

As humbling as it is to admit, I was looking at the wrong bulb.
:shock:

The low beam is burned out.
Thanks for the feedback, I may be retarded.
1990 740 sold @145k (should have kept it)

1995 850 NA Grey sold @ 90k for a minivan

1995 850 NA Red gave away at 120k

2001 S60 2.4T Black 67k

MadeInJapan
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Posts: 12387
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:14 pm
Year and Model: '98 S70 T5
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Postby MadeInJapan » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:05 pm

No problem....we all do things. Best news is that you know what it is, and it's a simple bulb replacement.
'98 S70 T5 Emrld Grn Met/Beige Tons of Upgrades Mobil-1
'04 V70 2.5T Red/Taupe Some Upgrades Mobil-1
'07 S40 T5 AWD 6 speed manual! Silver/Black Stage1 Heico & Elevate
'07 S60 2.5T Blue/Taupe- my kid's Volvo


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