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2004 V70 low beam bulbs not working

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2004 V70 low beam bulbs not working

Post by 68lemans462 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:17 am

I went to the car wash last night and sprayed under the hood. On the way home I noticed the "low beam bulb failure" light on. Neither of the headlights are on. I havent checked the bulbs but I'm about 99% sure they are OK. I've never had a problem with them before this. I'm guessing I got something wet that wasnt supposed to get wet. I checked the fuses and they are fine. The car has the brighter headlights (I think LED)... What else should I check?
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Re: 2004 V70 low beam bulbs not working

Post by Rattnalle » Wed May 30, 2018 8:22 am

It's xenon if you've got the better headlights. Probably the ballasts or the connections to the ballast didn't like the water. The ballasts sit underneath the headlights if you want to check the connectors.
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Re: 2004 V70 low beam bulbs not working

Post by 68lemans462 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:00 am

Yes, they are Xenon... Aside from connectors what else can I check or test? Thanks
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Re: 2004 V70 low beam bulbs not working

Post by Rattnalle » Wed May 30, 2018 9:07 am

If it was my car I'd try leaving the hood open in the sun for a couple of hours and hope for the best.

Then never wash the engine again :-P
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Re: 2004 V70 low beam bulbs not working

Post by 68lemans462 » Wed May 30, 2018 11:40 am

After goog'ling I see that there is a fuse inside the car for the Xenon headlights. I guess I'll check that. Does this car have a "shunt" or not?
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