Old 05-19-08, 10:01 AM
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I had one burnt out left headlight bulb. I took it off, and was ready to replace with a new one. But before, with the bare wires, I turned the head light on, without the engine on, I heard a spark/click sound. I used my volt meter to check if I get 12 V, but my meter burnt out. Is that normal, can I still go ahead and replace the new bulb. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-08, 01:09 PM
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what type of vehicle are you working on? you could try a new bulb if you have one but if there was a spark its possible you may have blew a fuse or damaged something else if its on a newer hid headlamp.
Old 05-19-08, 05:58 PM
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No reason to burn out a meter hooked to 12 V and ground. Are you sure that you did not hook it up in series (hot lead thru the meter to the light). That could shove more amps thru the meter than it was designed to handle. Possibly set for ohms or milliamps would also do it.
Old 05-19-08, 09:32 PM
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Thanks for input guys! FYI, the spark/click sound always happens when I turn on the headlight. Now, I tried the old bulb 6000K, and guess what...it worked again. I saved on the pair of new bulbs.

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