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Old 22 Oct 2016, 06:35 pm
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Wink '06 Right left front headlight dimmer than RH

Hadn't really noticed this until I recently installed brand new headlight assemblies AND Sylvania SilverStar ZXE bulbs.

I'm wondering if the wiring can't handle the extra power the ZXEs require?

Any ideas? Thanks!

Edit; I messed up the title; My LEFT headlight is dimmer than the right one....

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Old 22 Oct 2016, 06:39 pm
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Check your grounding points. A bad connection can lower voltage
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Old 23 Oct 2016, 09:25 am
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Default Re: '06 Right left front headlight dimmer than RH

might also try swapping the left and right bulbs. it's possible you got a dud and this is an easy suggestion to rule out the car being the issue.

also possible you have one seated in the socket improperly and the bulb isn't sitting straight, or the bulb is bent from the factory. crooked glass, filament, etc. inspect them side by side before reinstalling.



i do not think those bulbs require any extra power, or are anything special. you can look up bulbs on "the bulb snob forum", which i often do before deciding what i want. they're very serious about their lumens on there..
are sylvania high performance light bulbs brighter than OEM ?

i turned into a bit of a bulb-snob when the local parts stores started shoving sylvania everything down my throat.

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I would suggest checking to see if the TIPM is working properly. The link below might help you.


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Thanks! what exactly is the TIPM? I'm not familiar with this abbreviation.
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Thanks! what exactly is the TIPM? I'm not familiar with this abbreviation.
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