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Old 09-16-2005, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Side lights don't work (dipped and full beam do) - please help!!

I have a problem with my side lights. They won't come on at all!

The bulbs etc do work as when i put on full beam the inside lights (two nearest the grill) come on as well as the outside ones. The normal dipped lights work fine as well, but when i want the inside lights to glow not shine, nothing happens. I recently crashed my car and have put on brand new glass fronts along with osram silverstars.

does anyone know what this may be?

also what does the 3 pin plug at the back of the headlight do? i connect both plugs (the 3 pin and the 4 pin circular one) for the lights to work, but when i remove the 3 pin plug, nothing seems to change. is this for the side lights? maybe the plugs are broken or something?

please help!!
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when u mean side lights.... u mean the corner lights, next to the headlights right....

ok, here is a little background... the corner lights are dual filiment, meaning they are parking lights, and blinkers... do the blinkers work?? u have to make sure u have the right bulb...

also, the headlights have nothing to do with the corner lights, unless u got some ebay 1 piece headlights...

check wireing, make sure everything looks right...

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sorry man, i kinda made it hard to understand.

by side lights i mean the headlight's first setting. when the headlights glow not beam. the second setting works (dipped headlights) and full beam works too (by pulling the indicator stick back), but nothing at all happens on the first setting. the indicators work fine.

any help is appreciated.

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oh ok.. your wireing in the back of the headlight is wrong...

lemmie get the pin numbers... hang on
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there ya go...

where did you get them from

http://www.umnitza.com/product_info....fb6827ece288d9

they that dont work... i know mine are slightly differnt.. so i will go outside and let u know how mine is set up!
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