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 Post subject: EF Fairmont high beams always on but dimmed.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:13 am 
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Hi all,

Having some problems with the headlights on an EF Fairmont. when the headlights are on, the high beams are ever so slightly on all the time, you can just notice them, and then when you pull the stalk forward to actually turn the highbeam on, the low beam dimms alot and there isnt that much light.

The car has some aftermarket headlights with standard globes, i did have HID's in it, and i noticed when they were in and the high beam was turned on the headlights turned off completley.

is this a relay somewhere or is it dodgy aftermarket headlight wiring?

thanks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont high beams always on but dimmed.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:58 am 
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Check/replace the low beam relay (5 pin).
If that doesn't work, then look for any changes to the wiring.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont high beams always on but dimmed.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:09 pm 
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Thanks mate. Where is the relay located?

When the HiD's were in I changed the plugs around in the connector but I'm sure I put them back to how they should be when I put the standards back in. I'm thinking maybe the wires inthe actual lights is not right to start with.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont high beams always on but dimmed.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:43 pm 
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Actually I've got that wrong. I didn't notice it was a Fairmont. Falcons have the 5pin relays to keep low beams on when you flip to high beam.

It sounds like you've got the plugs in the connector wrong and that's causing it to be dim.
I've got a connector at home that I can tell you where they should be.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont high beams always on but dimmed.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:23 pm 
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A picture of description would be much appreciated

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont high beams always on but dimmed.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:14 pm 
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I hope this is the connector you were referring to.
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In the photo from left to right it is high beam, low beam, and ground.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:24 am 
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Is that the one that the light bulb fits into?

That looks about right I think

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:20 pm 
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That's the one that goes on the H4 bulb.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Awesome your a champion. I'll check it out as I have a feeling this could be the problem now.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Spot on. They now light up as per normal.

Thanks again.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:49 pm 
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No worries. Glad it was an easy fix.

 

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