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Unread 03-30-2014, 01:28 AM   #1
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Help!! I just picked up a 2001 CC DS last night. The headlights were working fine when I got it. After a 15 mile trailer ride home I went to take it for a cruise and both headlights burnt out instantly. I put 2 new bulbs in and they both burn out instantly again. The taillights are ok though. I've installed a couple headlight kits on 2 other CC DS of mine so i've checked the obvious. Any other ideas to try would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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. . . only two things come to mind that would burn out both headlights instantly . . . too much voltage or a short . . . you say you checked the "obvious", so I guess you already traced down all applicable wires from battery pack via switch to lights?
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Unread 03-30-2014, 07:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Headlights burn instantly out but Taillights are fine???

What voltage are you getting to the wire at the lights.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Headlights burn instantly out but Taillights are fine???

Possible that headlights are finding a ground path to frame, and tail lights are not. And main light wiring - is not on main pack -? I assume you are NOT using the frame as a ground, thats a no-no for electric carts.
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Maybe the taillights are LED's and can stand a higher voltage.
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Help!! I just picked up a 2001 CC DS last night. The headlights were working fine when I got it. After a 15 mile trailer ride home I went to take it for a cruise and both headlights burnt out instantly. I put 2 new bulbs in and they both burn out instantly again. The taillights are ok though. I've installed a couple headlight kits on 2 other CC DS of mine so i've checked the obvious. Any other ideas to try would be greatly appreciated.
Have you found the problem?
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Unread 03-30-2014, 11:38 PM   #7
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The headlights were working fine when I got it. After a 15 mile trailer ride home I went to take it for a cruise and both headlights burnt out instantly.
sounds like your ride home (bumpy ?) caused a short in the headlight wiring
i would recheck wires from headlights to switch
my guess is the headlight ground rubbed on frame giving you 30v to headlights
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Unread 03-31-2014, 10:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help guys! Crash test dummy I did find a ground wire that was rubbed against from. Electrical tape and some conduit and I'm good to go!
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