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Old 06-16-2006, 09:10 PM
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today i got in my car to drive to work i turned on the car and an error message showed up and the headlights never turned on the message that shows is 'BULBE FAILURE DIPPED BEAM' CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME???? well i checked the fuse and it still is good thanks for any input
 
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all it is a bulb failure. i had the same thing and one of the light bulbs was out. i freaked out when i saw that message also. just a plain bulb change.
 
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Old 06-17-2006, 02:41 AM
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well i tried that but still nothing and both of my lights are not working so i ran out of ideas
 
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Did you remove and look at the bulbs?
Did you test for power at the Headlight bulb socket?
 
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well i tried on one but still nothing and i would i check the power going to it??
 
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Old 06-17-2006, 01:35 PM
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Use a Test light and see if you have power going to any of the wires by the Bulb.

If you have no power then you will need to go further under the Dash and remove panels and inspect things.

Check for power first and let me know.
 
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well this is weird i went to go to work this mornig and my head lights started working agien but then after i got off ten hours lattere i turned on my car and they did not work any ideas now??
 
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:26 AM
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You will need to go under the Dash on the drivers side and remove the Lower dash panel.
Then look towards the left you will see a computer like thing with a bunch of wires. You will have to drop it down and inspect the relays.
 
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well i thought if it were relays once they went out they stayed out
 
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:48 PM
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The problem is the Fuse box overheats and the connection gets burnt.
Then sometimes it will make a connection and other times it won't.
 
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so will the relay fix that or what do i need to do?? and how much are new relays?
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:31 AM
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Most of the time if it isn't that bad you can clean it up really good and tighten the connections some and it will work good again.

Not sure how much the relay is but if the box side is really bad then look out some big $$$$

The box side is actually the CEM the Main computer of the car.
 
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so how do i get into the box to check it?
 
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:39 AM
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Remove the lower dash panel on the drivers side.Then look towards the left side by the side of the body.You will see the box with relays you will have to reach up and feel for a tab to unlock it. Then tilt it to remove it from the bottom you should see the groves it sits in then you will be able to see it closely.
Check out link for pictures of what it looks like and is located only. That link is to stop a bulb failure with a HID upgrade. Then look and see what it looks like and if it is burn't for sure.
http://www.xenonvalot.com/xenonfixvolvo.html
 
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oh to see if the relay is burnt or the computer
 
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Do you think it could be a software issue? I know when the software went "weird" in my car, I had a lot of very odd things begin to happen.
 
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well i went to the dealer today iu fixed my headlights tech you are the man the shim or (big fuse type reay) fixed it thanks very much you are a real big help and oh by the way thoose shims are like seven bucks
 
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Thank god it was an easy fix.
 
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