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#1058489 Thu Sep 25 2014 05:22 PM
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My headlights are real dim and yellowish. I checked the ground and it appears good. I also bypassed the switch, but neither helped. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas.


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pablos49 #1058503 Thu Sep 25 2014 06:30 PM
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what year? which voltage? engine running or not? got the right bulbs? the positive connections are as important as the grounds, have you checked voltages with a meter?

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pablos49 #1058505 Thu Sep 25 2014 06:33 PM
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It's a '49, but it's rodded. 12 v system, runs and drives. The lights worked good when I first wired it, but have been dim since I got in a wreck and had it repaired.


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pablos49 #1058507 Thu Sep 25 2014 06:44 PM
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bad connection somewhere, start with cleaning them all well, especially any intermediate connections under the hood, like the plugs on the bulbs and any terminal blocks on the inner fender - also make sure you generator/regulator [or alternator] connections are all clean and tight

Bill


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pablos49 #1058556 Fri Sep 26 2014 12:13 AM
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Have you taken a volt meter and see what the voltage is at the socket?

Mark


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52_Ton #1058686 Fri Sep 26 2014 05:00 PM
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Check out this site: Mad Electrical . They have information about putting relays in for the headlights to make them brighter. Part way down you will see the heading "Brighter Headlights".


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