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  1. #1
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    Headlights problem

    I’m having an issues with my headlights. Here’s the story since I received the car; only one of the low beam outer bulbs illuminate (no power to the middle bulb) per pod and the concealing headlights blink when you turn the lights on,

    -when the switch is turned off, the bulbs turn off but the headlight pod doesn’t move.

    -Once you turn them on again the blink, (cycle from up to down to up again) and outer bulbs work fine.

    -I put a brand new relay in (tall green) and the brights work as they should.

    -the lower flash to pass bulbs are not working as well.

    Any suggestions on where to look next? I’m thinking the Lamp control module but thought I would ask the group before I starting throwing parts at it.
    Last edited by Gregsgroup; 01-05-2019 at 05:01 PM.

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    the bright lights relay is a separate/different green relay from the green relay that controls the up/down motors.
    look up how to re-flow the solder on those relays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregsgroup View Post
    since I received the car; only one of the low beam outer bulbs illuminate (no power to the middle bulb) per pod
    On the concealing lights, the outer bulb is low beam, the middle bulb is a FOG light and finally on the inside is the high-beam. So, don't expect the middle bulbs to come on unless you switch the fog lights on.
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    Thank you both cartoonz and Timm. I’ll be in the garage today.

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