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I'll expand on one of cinelli's comments - why not fix the cause rather than the symptom? If you've got 6v on the high-beam feed when the switch is set to dip, this suggests to me there is a problem with the switch - and I'd be worried that it might be causing other hidden problems. For example, if the lamps aren't relayed (as is the case with a lot of ...


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A poor ground will give you the symptoms you are seeing. A wiring diagram will show you that there is a ground but not where it is located. The diagram I found shows a frame ground that is a black wire. I would start by looking for the black wire on the offending headlight and follow it away from the light as far as you can. If you are lucky at some point ...


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The first question is easy to answer - find your local automotive parts supplier and they will be able to look up and supply the correct bulb type for you. I would expect it to be either H1 or H3. Getting to the bulb is often harder - it varies a lot by car. I think the Focus is a more traditional design, so hopefully you can get to it without having to ...


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If you ask at your local auto parts store you should be able to purchase a "settinigs saver". one type is basically a 9 volt battery and an adapter that plugs into the power outlet/cigarette lighter. The 9V battery maintains the settings until the battery is reconnected. Another type has two power plugs, one plugs into the power outlet and the other end ...


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You can probably lift out the battery without actually removing the terminals (be careful not to short them, though!), or you could attach a supplemental battery with jumper cables while removing the main battery. However, since you'll eventually do something stupid like leaving your headlights on and run down the battery, you should probably figure out how ...


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The bulb modules could actually be bad, despite both filaments coming on in high beam mode. Pull the connector at each bulb, there will be three wires: tan, green and black. The black is ground, tan is low and green is high. Make sure there is power on the tan wire when the headlights are on and the high/low switch is set to low. If the tan wire is hot, ...


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You're referring to recalls 07V452000 and 12V397000, right? If the recall has not expired, a dealer should perform the fix without charging you. The only way to know for sure is to contact a Suzuki Dealer or Suzuki and ask. The Dealer should be able to look the VIN up and give you a definitive answer as to whether the fix was applied to your vehicle. ...


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Got this sorted in the end. For this specific model of car (EU spec Ford Focus MK1 [1998 to 2004 in Europe]) the bulb sizes are going to be H4 or H7, depending on whether you need a double filament bulb. The easiest way to tell before you start taking stuff apart is simply look in the head lamp - if you have three bulbs in there, you need H7 and if you only ...


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Aftermarket part application databases are not always correct. Some vehicles had production changes during a model year. I've worked on such a vehicle, the bulb books at the parts stores were incorrect. Well, they were correct, but only for vehicles on the other side of the production change. The database the dealer parts departments use will have the ...


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As to why, who knows what drives the manufacturers decisions. In this case, I would guess it is down to whatever the most convenient/cheapest bulb type is in each region. But yes, this is normal - my 06 Forester headlights are different again. My dipped beam bulbs are these: But my main beam are 10k HID units that can only be sourced from Japan!



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