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Generally, when looking for harder to find parts such as this signal light my first thought would be to check online retailers like Rockauto, etc. However, this turned out to be a no go as this car has very few parts available probably due to its popularity like you stated. After this I usually hit up eBay just to see what can be found. Interestingly though, ...


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Carefully, and without touching the glass with your fingers.. Also check that the bulbs are inserted correctly. A bulb not located properly into the rear of its headlamp unit will have a very poor and misdirected beam.


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It sounds like the dimmer switch is set to off. The car's dash lights are on a dimmer switch. That switch allows you to change the brightness of the lights at night. The switch is capable of switching the lights from full-off to full-on. Also, it is not uncommon for dashboards to have their lights on during the day, while the regular lights are off. This ...


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HID bulbs don't dim over time like halogen bulbs simply because they don't have a filament. HID bulbs produce an arc. As a filament deteriorates, it deposits a metallic film inside the bulb. That's what reduces light output. That doesn't happen with HID. HID systems have an ignitor, ballast and bulb. The ignitor generates very high voltage to start the arc....


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From a circuit diagram I have found on the internet (if it is correct for your car), it looks like there is a pair of headlight relays in a fuse box under the hood. These relays switch the +12V to the headlights. It looks to me that if one of the relays fails, then the +12 will find its way through all 4 bulbs making them all light when switched to high ...


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If the bulbs are LED as you say - The bulbs are LED, the exact version and/or brand I'd have to look up then I would first try a new bulb. LEDs are know to flicker when at the end of life.


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The problem is most likely the headlight switch itself. The part which does the "flash" is a different part of the switch than what turns the lights on.


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It really doesn't matter what the package says for color temp because those numbers are usually wrong. Recent testing by the SAE showed that most LED mfgrs color and lumen numbers are way off---no resemblence to reality. See this post on LED headlights https://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/sae-led-headlight-bulb-test-results/


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Go to a car spares store. They'll spec the correct bulbs for your vehicle, and they'll also install them for you if it's a quiet day (and they'll know not to touch the bulbs, which would otherwise cause them to blow in short order). If the problem is a fuse or anything else simple, they'll be able to quickly tell you. And they don't charge for this service..


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Well, check the fuse box and test the fuses - fuses can fracture so that current won't flow but they still "look" good... Also check the bulbs from both headlights, a multimeter is good for this but putting them across a battery with a wire to finish the circuit also works (be careful not to cause a spark as that can ignite any gas...)...


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When I've changed sealed beans for halogens, the connector on the back of the sealed beam was the same as the replacement H4- that was for 5 3/4" round lamps though, other types may vary. Hold the H4 connector in your hand pointing away from you (as if the bulb was plugged in on the other side, with the wires towards you). The vertical pin on the left is ...


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The best way to see if your headlights are pointing the same direction is to find a wall in a parking lot at night, and with your car facing the wall, drive roughly 25 feet back. You want your car to be perfectly perpendicular to the wall. Place a piece of tape on the wall which marks the center (between drive and passenger) of your car. This should make it ...


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