Driver's side headlight wouldn't turn on....mechanic replaced the ignitor and bulb and shrink wrapped all the wires. Still wouldn't turn on. Today when I got it back I, being a curious type looked at the headlights. I was surprised to find that the passenger side light (which was fixed early last week) wasn't fully bolted down and there were a couple of connections that weren't connected. So I plugged them in. I also noticed when I was looking at what they did on the driver's side that the brown (ground?) wire had become disconnected. I, with much bother, reconnected it. But still no light. After some searching on the web I decided to disconnect the ground from the battery in an effort to 'reset' the system. When I tried the lights again, both came on, leveled themselves and seem to be working as before. A happy ending to a potentially expensive fix.
To answer the question about why the mechanic said I needed the assembly replaced: internal wiring was bad and could not be replaced
Last edited by fritz46; 11-15-2012 at 02:30 PM.
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