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This is a discussion on head lights half out? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; hey guys, quick question about my head lights. i have an '02 wrx with nothing major done to it (no ...

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    head lights half out?

    hey guys, quick question about my head lights. i have an '02 wrx with nothing major done to it (no mods that would affect this)
    anyways, whenever i take my parking brake off my 'daily runners' or lights automatically come on, then they get a little bit brighter when i turn on head lights at night time. i noticed now though, that the right side has the daily runner on but wont get brighter when i hit the switch and the left side is constantly bright like it should be at night. is this an electrical problem? or just need to replace a bulb?

    basically im asking why the right side wont get brighter when i turn the lights on and why the left light acts like i have my light switch constantly on?
    i hope this makes sense.. (by the way, the right side high beam wont work either)

    i always say this but, im sorry if this is a stupid question, just not familiar with having a car that has constant lights on. or i guess 3 levels in my mind
    thanks,
    charlie

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    I have the same issue man, read my recent post "Crazy headlight problem" called something like that. we can let eachother know if we make progress.

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    seems like you're farther than i am,
    i checked my fuses all of them are fine, ive looked over the wires and they're good. i called subaru to see how much it'd be or if they knew what was going on. he quoted me $120 minimum. so like you said in your post i'd rather not pay if i dont need to. so i'm just gonna run through all the wires and everything again make sure it's all good. subaru said either bad ground or socket so we'll see (not too helpful).

    probably a dumb question, in the next couple days im gonna be driving my car all over, it's not going to cause a problem will it? at night i can still see. just wanna make sure
    charlie

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    so this is probably the dumbest thing i've ever done. because i went through everything but it turns out that the plastic piece that screws in to hold the plug in was broken. i just glued it back together and now it holds a good connection and it's working fine.
    i feel like such an idiot.
    hope you have an amazingly stupid but awesome realization like i just did

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    i was guessing a bad ground on the one but thatll do it

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    Glad to hear you found it. I wouldn't call that stupid. I've looked past simple issues more than a few times in search of some complicated explanation to a simple problem.

    Then again, I'm pretty stupid.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Glad to hear you found it. I wouldn't call that stupid. I've looked past simple issues more than a few times in search of some complicated explanation to a simple problem.

    Then again, I'm pretty stupid.....
    ya i'm super happy it was a simple detail. they are the weirdest moments when you're thinkin, wow.. how did i miss that? but it's an easy fix

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    glad you solved your issue. Mine was simple but hard to see / understand at first as well...

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