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Old 17th May 2007, 12:38   #1
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Guys, last night when i was driving back home from office. I changed the beam from low to high. There was a slight flicker and high beam light doesn't come on though the low beam works fine.

What could be the problem and resolution for same? I have phillips blue vision 90/100 replaced on my stock lights.
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Old 17th May 2007, 12:47   #2
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Remove the bulb n check its not fuse..If its fine then relay could be the culprit..

I had a similar problem n in which the relay was the culprit..
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If relay is the culprit? Do i need to change it then? It costs 800 bucks
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My issues have generally been the bulbs conking out, check them first like KP said.
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I too faced the same on 2 occassion (either of the bulbs)...high beam gets conked off....Both the bulbs lasted 12 & 13months respectively...

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I too faced the same on 2 occassion (either of the bulbs)...high beam gets conked off....Both the bulbs lasted 12 & 13months respectively...

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Mine are not even 6 months old . Will check it out in the evening
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Mine are not even 6 months old . Will check it out in the evening
Its not about the age buddy. Some bulbs just dont work right.
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Its not about the age buddy. Some bulbs just dont work right.
, it can happen anytime... just like a normal filament bulb...
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check relay and wiring, especially grounding and "no" relay wont cost 800 bucks, relay plus wiring kit and fitment does
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Just the relay would cost 400 bucks. Check if anything is burnt
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does the relay and wiring has fuse inline? i had 2 separate fuse in my kit, check them first if so.

do a thorough check coz headlights can be a pain sometimes with failure, and always carry a set of spare if your brand has a habit of blow offs.

i had used philips rally and had no issues, though some people had warned against failure but i think its mostly the fake ones that have this habit.

slightly OT: does this blue vision one gives white or blue light?
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slightly OT: does this blue vision one gives white or blue light?
White lights though not as bright as the xenons that we see on a Skoda
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If the low beam is working, then you have burnt one filament in the headlight bulb, replace the bulbs & you should be fine.
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he mentioned high beam not coming on which is an indication that both the headlights and that looks more like lighting circuit failure and not bulb
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Looks like an issue with the relay and not the bulbs. Cant see how it is coincidental for 2 bulbs to fuse out the high beam filament at the same time.

I had a similar issue sometime back... i had just reached chennai after my visit to blore and the high beams refused to work. They were fine on the highway. So took the car to a mech and found out that one of the fuses in the relay had short-circuited. Replaced the fuse and the highbeam was just fine.

Advise you to check the relay. That looks like the culprit. If ur relay kit has fuses supplied they might have gone bust and need replacement. If the relay itself should be changed it would not cost more than 500 bucks including wiring kit. I have the lucas TVS relay kit with my Philips Rallye (100/130W).
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