no low beams

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-12-03, 10:37 AM
spffymffy
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
no low beams

92 vw jetta with a/c and 5sp manual trans no low beams high beams fine all fuses are ok the switch apprears ok with the sw in off pos.no cont in the on setting have cont. could this be a ground issue the high beams are fine is their a relay panel that i can't find ?? it apprears to be a simple fix haha. all wires look good
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-12-03, 10:41 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,531
Did you check for power and ground at the bulb? You didn't say you tried a bulb?

Larry
 
  #3  
Old 05-12-03, 10:45 AM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I agree.
 
  #4  
Old 05-12-03, 12:24 PM
spffymffy
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
no low beams

i have no power on the low beam side .the grd&and pwr for high beam are good
 
  #5  
Old 05-12-03, 04:17 PM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
You did try a new bulb, right?
 
  #6  
Old 05-12-03, 05:10 PM
spffymffy
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
lowbeams

i have not changed the bulb yet . per your advice i checked for power at the bulb plug no juice. both low beams don't work so the chance's of both bulb's bad combined with no juice at the plug points me back to the switch,relays or fuses. i have pulled all the relays and tested ok.but in the car none work except the bright light relay.
 
  #7  
Old 05-12-03, 05:56 PM
darrell McCoy
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
double check the fuses even tho you checked them once, if they are OK, sounds like a bad dimmer swx or bad wireing. Sometime a fuse LOOKS good but is at the same time bad.
 
  #8  
Old 05-12-03, 08:14 PM
87QuestTSI
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
had a problem like this

I had a problem like this with my 89 VW GTI 16v...it seems that the plug underneath the steering column had slowly worked itself loose and I would lose my lights sometimes. If all your fuses/wiring/relays are good, it could be the little plug underneath the column. In order to check, you'll need a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the piece underneath...there should be two screws that are set pretty deep inside the plastic...once you get those off, the cover should fall off and you'll see a million wires...the wires for the lights are tucked up in there pretty good and you'll need to feel up underneath for the loose plug...if you have a flashlight, you can probably see if anything has worked itself loose.

You can also implement a temporary solution by hard-wiring the lights up to a switch so you can use your low beams when you flip the switch on. You'll just need a few feet of wire and a cheap switch that you can mount on the dash. I did this for a radiator fan to keep the car cooler on hot summer days.
 
  #9  
Old 05-13-03, 06:40 AM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
What does your wiring diagram have to say?
 
  #10  
Old 05-13-03, 09:34 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,575
Ckeck your dimmer switch.
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:27 PM.