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Unread 01-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question Dim Headlights

One of our folks has an EZ-GO with halogen headlights in a light bar that suddenly went dim. Brake lights are fine. Doesn't make sense to me that both bulbs would dim if only one is bad. Anything I ought to check before I start replacing bulbs?

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Unread 01-13-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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Start by checking the circuit voltage.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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check the connections up to that point, look for a corroded/bad one, prehaps on the battery.
i also agree with gorno check the voltage.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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Will do both. Thanks folks.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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no problem
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Unread 01-13-2009, 06:10 PM   #6
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Its sounds like a bad connection somewhere in the path.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 06:34 PM   #7
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ground........
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Unread 01-14-2009, 12:46 PM   #8
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8 out of 10 times a dim bulb is a result of a bad ground. That can be anywhere in the ground leg, from the socket to the battery. Check the socket for corrosion, ground wire connections and if it is grounded to the chassis, make sure there is no rust there.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 01:12 PM   #9
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8 out of 10 times a dim bulb is a result of a bad ground.
Where did you find these stats ? I'd like to see what numbers they have on other cart related issues.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #10
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8 out of 10 times a dim bulb is a result of a bad ground. That can be anywhere in the ground leg, from the socket to the battery. Check the socket for corrosion, ground wire connections and if it is grounded to the chassis, make sure there is no rust there.

Never, I repeat NEVER ground to the chassis on a golf cart. ALWAYS ground to the negative side of the battery or a ground block connected to the negative side of the battery.
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