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Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by tgabe1988, September 22, 2009.

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  1. tgabe1988

    tgabe1988 New Member

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    my right headlight is acting wild! I turn on the switch the left headlight will come on but the right headlight wont come on however! If I go outside and like hit the thing it will come on? Wiring, bad bulb? what do you think?
     
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  3. mikeinri

    mikeinri Well-Known Member

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    Replace the bulb. While you have it out, check the connector for corrosion. If it isn't one of those two things, start looking at the wiring with a voltmeter.

    Mike
     
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    tgabe1988
    Having the exact same headlight issue with my 91EB. Left headlight comes on fine. Right headlight only comes on if you give it a good whack. Going to take a look to see what's going on this weekend.
     
  5. Currency

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    From my experience it's most likely a bad bulb. I'd replace it before you get pulled over and get a warning because it stopped working while your driving down the highway.

    In my old 99 chevy malibu, I drove from Bloomington Indiana to sullivan In, Then back to Bedford with one head light. One my way home to Springville I was pulled over by an Indiana state trooper. I even had new bulbs in the car but of course it was to dark to see to change it and I had never changed them in that car before. Didn't see the pins you pull up to remove the light until the next morning. I only got a warning which was ok with me :)

    Right before I sold it I took a knife and removed the pin from a bright bulb and stuck it in the dime socket :)

    nobody ever flashed me but then again I had hit a deer and had no way of adjusting the lights after that 25MPH impact :(
     
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    Problem solved. Bad bulb was the culprit.
     
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    Thought I would add that I also had this problem , only I had to slam my hood to get it to work. New bulb fixed it.
     

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