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no headlights
05-05-2011, 04:22 PM
Post: #11
RE: no headlights
UPDATE: there is a headlight relay on the inside fuse panel...NOT MARKED...(LEFT lower corner) headlights will work with this relay removed.. YES REMOVED... the headlights will not turn on if removed. but if you remove the relay while the headlight are on the lights will stay on...
found this relay by using ALLDATA.
for now I think the headlights not going on is because this relay is intermittent.
I sure hope I am done with this cars headlight problem.
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05-07-2011, 08:55 PM
Post: #12
RE: no headlights
I found it... headlights stopped working completely.

REMOVE BATTERY CABLE as the wires you will be working on are HOT all the time.

remove the little fuse panel behind dash (2 screws). pull fuse panel out the opening.
you will see 2 white connectors. the headlights go thru the right connector. remove connector from metal bracket. unlock connector... pin number 1 ( large red wire with white stripe) cut wire from male and female sides and solder them together.. large wire and will need 100 watt soldering iron or larger.
this wire is larger than all the other ones on this connector. connectors pin had got HOT and deformed. making an intermittent connection.
I have been fighting this problem for months.
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05-07-2011, 11:04 PM
Post: #13
RE: no headlights
Thanks for the updates! Not many people take the time to post this information & it could be very helpful to others! I hope you are done with this ordeal as it gets quite frustrating battling the same problem for months!

Thanks for using the forum,
Garner

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05-08-2011, 06:42 PM
Post: #14
RE: no headlights
You guys have helped me in the past... This car was driving me nuts...never stayed broke long enough to track down the trouble.
besides I am sure others do have this problem or will have soon.
just trying to pay back the help.
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05-09-2011, 11:04 PM
Post: #15
RE: no headlights
Great update and interesting repair suggestion to solve the problem in a spot where it will never likely need to be pulled apart again.

While we are on the topic of repairing a deformed harness plug, in the past I have used your method and another that someone else suggested years ago. In the case where you may need access to un-plug this again install a male / female bullet style connector. (insulated of course) This type has more surface area and is less prone to heating up from a poor connection.
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05-10-2011, 01:47 PM
Post: #16
RE: no headlights
Thank You... I did think of the bullet connector... My fear was this wire powers all the lights including head lights and fog lights and the power door locks and alarm system... main fuse is "40" amps... with the unlikely need to unplug this connector again was very low. Just hard wired it...If I ever have to pull the dash I will cut it..
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10-29-2015, 09:05 PM (This post was last modified: 10-29-2015 09:09 PM by Looker669@gmail.com.)
Post: #17
RE: no headlights
(05-07-2011 08:55 PM)Chuck_thehammer Wrote:  I found it... headlights stopped working completely.

REMOVE BATTERY CABLE as the wires you will be working on are HOT all the time.

remove the little fuse panel behind dash (2 screws). pull fuse panel out the opening.
you will see 2 white connectors. the headlights go thru the right connector. remove connector from metal bracket. unlock connector... pin number 1 ( large red wire with white stripe) cut wire from male and female sides and solder them together.. large wire and will need 100 watt soldering iron or larger.
this wire is larger than all the other ones on this connector. connectors pin had got HOT and deformed. making an intermittent connection.
I have been fighting this problem for months.

Man am I glad I found your post.Did exactly what you said and fixed it after buying new 100.00 mfs switch wished I saw your post beforehand. Life saver thanks.
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10-29-2015, 09:16 PM
Post: #18
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Wow, I just checked the stats and this post has 7,633 hits in the last 5 years. It makes me wonder how common the proplem is.

Anyway, glad you found a fix here!
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