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Old 05-28-2012, 10:21 AM
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My car has become a comedian.

My '87 si has a blown low beam on the right side, and I'm too cheap to replace it, so I run on brights. The other night I noticed that only one headlight was on, and it was very dim. Only my low beams will work,and I have no turn signals either. Clicking on the brights simply causes both lights to turn off. This is only with the engine running. When the engine is off, everything works fine. Any ideas?
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Re: My car has become a comedian.

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Re: My car has become a comedian.

Yup what he said^^^^

I just replaced one in my Accord.
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Re: My car has become a comedian.

The alternator is only a few weeks old, and is keeping a charge on the battery fine. Is that really the most likely cause here? Not a relay or something?
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Re: My car has become a comedian.

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Re: My car has become a comedian.

I exchanged the alternator and replaced the headlights, same thing going on. When the car is running only low beams will come on. Someone on preludepower said it could be a 'combo switch', what do yall make of that
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