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Old 12-15-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
Whit
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Default Dim hi-beam indicator, when on low-beams...

2002 Forester, gf's car, was in a small wreck a year ago had to replace right front fender, headlight assy., fog lamp, hood, etc. No wiring was replaced.

Last month the right side low beam headlamp went out, I figured the bulb was bad. Nope, turns out the electrical socket that plugs onto the bulb had melted, badly.

It had been over a year, so the body shop gave her the run-around on warranty, she took it to a dealer, they said to go to a parts store and buy a new socket. If it were me I would have b1tched about the 3/36 warranty which it's still under, but she's wants to be independent.

So I bought a new socket for the bulb and soldered it into place. The lights seem to work fine now, *except* the hi-beam indicator on the dash glows dimly when the lights are on low-beams. I don't remember this happening before and it doesn't happen on my '02 OBS.

Is this normal or did I do something wrong?

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Old 12-15-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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Did you accidently solder the wrong wires together...thats what i did when mine melted
The wires are different on each side of the car. I used the other side as reference when i did mine. You should check the old socket to make sure you didn't solder the wrong wires together.
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:46 PM   #3
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I'm about 93% sure I did it right, I had the melted socket there as a reference when I did the job. I wouldn't think it would work "properly" if I'd have crossed some wires, but...
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