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MidwayAvenue
06-22-2007, 08:09 PM
well i go to turn my headlights on the other night and my driverside headlight was out so i was like alright i'll just buy a new one tomorrow..well on the way home it comes on...weird but ok...next night its fine still working...the day after that its back out and wont come back on...any ideas...should i check the fuses? where are the fuses for the headlights? the labeling on mine are faded and i cant make out what its says...any other ideas great appreciated..
by the way its a 98 trans am
thanks for the help


VIP1
06-22-2007, 08:58 PM
Check the bulb connector to make sure its not loose and/or corroded. I had a loose connection which led to a melted connector.

MidwayAvenue
06-23-2007, 01:55 PM
no its not lose or corroded...thx tho...is there seperate fuses for the headlights?
i'm not to sure...what else could be the problem any ideas?
thanks


taintedmeat
06-23-2007, 02:03 PM
Sometimes a bad/failing bulb will work off and on until it finally fails. Aside from checking the connections as was mentioned already, I'd just replace the bulb.

VIP1
06-23-2007, 10:44 PM
Sometimes a bad/failing bulb will work off and on until it finally fails. Aside from checking the connections as was mentioned already, I'd just replace the bulb.
Swap the bulbs left-to-right and see if the problem follows.

MidwayAvenue
06-24-2007, 10:52 PM
i switched the bulbs and still its not turning on...
where are the fuses for the headlights?
any other ideas?

MidwayAvenue
06-25-2007, 12:17 PM
anyone help please

VIP1
06-26-2007, 11:12 PM
TTT

Try asking in the Stereo & Electronics section (with a link to this thread in your post). Maybe someone with an idea will notice it there.

taintedmeat
06-26-2007, 11:19 PM
Did you ever check the fuses like was mentioned? I can't remember if they're located in the passenger compartment fuse panel or one of the two under the hood, but there is a fuse for each side.

MidwayAvenue
07-01-2007, 10:34 AM
the light turned back on last night...but i dont know how long thats going to last...
is it a short, maybe?