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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-25-2010, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Beam Problem (cant find solution on search)

Ok so another headlight problem question....sorry to all...

Multiple problems, its almost like the switch isnt connecting first of all, sometimes it will be delayed to the relay which i can tell because of when the relay clicks as well as when the indicator light is on on the dash. Secondly, even when the relay clicks (may be delayed or not at all), and the indicator light comes on, the hi beam actual light doesn't come on.

-checked bulb, ok
-checked fuses, ok
-switched headlight relay with fan relay and no change in how it acts

Any idea with the symptoms described what it would narrow down to?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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update

after further investigation, the when the switch is on hi beam, the indicator works even if the relay is not in place. So i've ruled out the switch. the relay isn't it since i switched the fan relay with it and it didnt change. i looked at the wiring diagram and it look like the hi beam has a common ground with the horn and some other stuff, which work so it cant be the ground. The only thing i have left i think is the hot wire from the relay to the light is independant from everything. i'm going to buy a volt meter tomorrow and see if its getting power from the relay to the bulb. i've already looked over all connections and they all look good so no luck there.

Does the kill switch have any relation to the hi beam??? i've been reading alot about the kill switch/headlight relationship but from the wiring diagram it looks as though it only is related to the lowbeam/running light. True??

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Have you opened the control and cleaned the contacts?
The high-beam contacts get corroded from condensation/moisture. The same problem with the kill switch contacts. The accumulation makes them work intermittently.

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havent tried that yet. i didnt want to dig into those controls if i didnt have to. i'm going to buy the volt meter tonight. i'll update after i see if i've got a connection between the relay and the bulb connector
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if you do take them apart, when you put them together buy a tube of dielectric grease and put a small amount on the contacts. it a conductive grease. i use it all the time.,

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