I replaced my drivers side (if that helps) headlight a few weeks ago because the old one wasn t working. After replacing it, it worked just fine up until a few hours ago. I turned on my car and only the passenger side headlight is turning on.. it s a 2005 Chevy Impala if that helps.. my first guess is maybe a fuse,
I replaced my drivers side (if that helps) headlight a few weeks ago because the old one wasn t working. After replacing it, it worked just fine up until a few hours ago. I turned on my car and only the passenger side headlight is turning on.. it s a 2005 Chevy Impala if that helps.. my first guess is maybe a fuse, but I replaced the same light earlier this year because it died on me and haven t yet replaced the passenger side one. It s been working fine all year and I don t know why it would be doing this.. please help 🙁
Hi so some after market headlight bulbs don't last 5 minutes. yes the bulb you purchased could have blown as well.
i would suggest a visit to an auto electrician to check out the head lights.
They have a fuse for both headlights (not just one headlight). Your new headlight is likely bad. You could swap another headlight to see if it works.
Maybe a wire going to that headlight has a short in it.
So many car owners on here try to blame fuses! Fuses blow to protect a circuit if there is something wrong in that circuit like a short. They are never the reason for a fault.
"Working all year so do not know why it is doing this" – everything that goes faulty was working before that so why the surprise?
If you touched the bulb with your bare fingers that causes the bulb to burn out. It's never a fuse. I'd try to wiggle the harness connector that plugs into the bulb just in case you have a bad contact.
MMT is correct, don't touch a halogen bulb with your skin, wear CLEAN, COTTON gloves (not latex!). Also what is becoming more and more common is that the pigtail you plug into the bulb has deteriorated or melted, and needs replaced
Sounds like you don't know how to install a light bulb. If you get finger prints on it, the oil will cause hot spots in the glass and cause it to crack and the filament to burn out.
Try removing and re-seating the electrical connector for the headlamp. Maybe you didn't get it fully seated the first time; maybe the connectors have some corrosion build-up.
Without seeing it, or testing the bulb and wiring with a meter, that's the best I can do.
When you replaced the bulb, did you wear gloves or otherwise completely avoid touching the glass portion of the bulb? Natural oils from your skin transfer to the bulb if you touch the glass with your bare hands, and they can cause the bulb to get hotter than normal and cause failure
Did you touch the bulb with your fingers?
That can quickly destroy the bulb.