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Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:55 pm 
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when a headlamp decides for itself when it wants to be on or not,

is the bulb on the way out and needs replacing,

is it faulty wiring

is it water getting in somewhere ?

or ?
Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:58 pm 
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...have you tried checking the bulb? if the bulb is in tact that I blame the wiring, if the wiring is good you can check for moisture, if there is no moisture try relay, if relay is good then try the switch at the dashboard, if that is's possessed.

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Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:07 am 
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If its relay or switch it would effect both lamps. If its just the one you may have a faulty filament or connection.
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:00 pm 
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I agree with Joolz, check the connector at the light first, they get encrusted and don't make good contact.
To test...try swapping over the bulb to the other side and see if it still happens.
If Phongus is correct in his final option, try burning incense and talking nicely to the car, giving it a name and make it feel part of the family is good too.



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Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:08 pm 
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i have the same problem, i found out it was the wires were a bit loose at the connection to the globe.. hence when it wiggles it turns on or off its a bastard got me pulled over once.



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