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2009 Subaru Forester X 4dr Man

2009 Subaru Forester
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility
20 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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December 28, 2010, 10:23 am

Subi D
 

Question: Reoccuring low beam blowing out!?

Since July I have had my driver side headlights replaced 4 times. The low beam(high beam works fine) keeps blowing out. The mechanic who has been replacing it for free(under 6 month warranty)says that everything looks fine. Do you have any suggestions?
Just to put my 2 sense into it: could it have anything to do with the relay switch-low to high beam and vice versa? It does appear to blow shortly after I use the high beams!? But then shouldn't both low beams blow!?


January 1, 2011, 4:50 pm

Elizabeth K
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Check both your fuses. You may have a poor connection at the socket, causing a high amperage draw, and a shorted fuse is allowing the headlight to keep blowing. Here's a link on a common headlight connector problem and how to replace it:
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f85/headlight-problems-42837/


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