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#1 (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 06:00 PM
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main beam not working

i have a '95 323i coupe. the other night my main beam failed and i had to drive home on the fog & side lights, full beam still works when i pull stalk towards me but it will not put on high beam as i have no main beam. buls look fine, checked fuses and relay. the relay was hot but could not see anything else. any clues
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Check for power at the bulbs first and work your way back to the switch. Possibly the dimmer switch? Just my $.02


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low beam failure? dont ever really recall a relay being hot in my life check your bulbs agian i lost my low beams and my highs worked fine swap that relay with a known working one i thought there was one for each side i had a intermit failure with a low beam and it was the connection

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