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S60 headlight problem

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S60 headlight problem

Postby Gunnar75 » 23 Sep 2007, 14:42

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?
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Postby MadeInJapan » 23 Sep 2007, 14:56

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.
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Postby Gunnar75 » 23 Sep 2007, 15:41

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
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Postby MadeInJapan » 23 Sep 2007, 16:05

No problem....we all do things. Best news is that you know what it is, and it's a simple bulb replacement.
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'04 V70 2.5T Red/Taupe Some Upgrades Mobil-1
94 850 Sedan NA Drk Blue/Tan
'00 V40 Purple/Grey Mobil-1
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