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s it dead or just wiring? my left headlight is a bit dim and when I turn on the brights it gets dimmer but the right light is fine, I was wondering if this light is totally dead or could it just be some wiring problem. Thanks for your help.
-- Casey 280zx '83
 

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Hope this helps. I had the same prob with my '74 260Z, turned out to be corrosion in the fuse box on the left light fuse. I did everything else I could think of including: cleaning all the light connections, replacing the light, checking all the wiring back to the fuse box.
I ended up taking some fine grit sandpaper, bending it to fit snug in the fuse leads and went to sanding. Haven't had a prob with it since.
Almost every problem I have been having with this car that was electrical related turned out to be corrosion on connections. Hope it's this easy for you. Z ya
 

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> s it dead or just wiring? my left headlight
> is a bit dim and when I turn on the brights
> it gets dimmer but the right light is fine,
> I was wondering if this light is totally
> dead or could it just be some wiring
> problem. Thanks for your help.
> -- Casey 280zx '83

sounds like the wiring.... get a volt meter and check the voltage coming out of the wires going to the left headlight... should read 12v-50/40w.
if it reads lower check and clean the connectors.
 

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Ground side is my first check... Often overlooked...A meter may not show the resistance there so clean the connections. Add star lock washers and connection grease.. I use the same as the battery terminal grease. Grease all bulbs and spade lugs on light connections. I have saved $$$ for people who were told they needed a rewire job! Good Luck
Z you Later!
Larry
 
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