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I encountered a problem with my dipped headlights about a week ago.. they suddenly stopped working. I changed my bulbs for some brighter ones (Cheapish bulbs) about a month ago but they worked fine up until now. I changed the bulbs back to the original ones, still no joy. I also changed the headlight relay twice and with both bulbs on both relays and STILL no luck. I took out all the fuses and all seem to look okay to function properly. All the other lights are working fine its just the dipped headlights. The dash display comes on saying they're on but they're not.

Does anyone have any kind of idea what could be wrong? I kind of hoped it would be the relay that would fix it but when it didn't work it left me clueless! I'm not too knowledgeable in this field so any help would be massively appreciated!!

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p.s im new to this forum so i hope i can utilize it properly!
 

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Is it possible that the new bulbs were higher wattage or did not fit the plugs too well and that has resulted in overheating of the plugs?
 

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Quite possible i suppose, the packaging said 55W. If this is the case do you think i need to change the plugs instead?

Edit: The bulbs also were identical to originals and didn't feel at all out of place or inserted incorrectly..
 

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55W of itself should not have caused any overheating.
However plugs aren't what they used to be and even at normal power they degrade and become brittle.
First thing is to get hold of a meter and check that power is arriving at the plugs. They can be got for a tenner these days and will save you a lot of time and money.
 

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Okay thanks for your advice, i'm sure my old man has a meter he will let me borrow.
Regardless of the outcome i think i'll have to book into an electrical specialist as i'm incompetent of fixing that :)
 

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Take a picture of Your fuse box, now you have a record of where they go.
Take ALL the fuses out and check them with an OHMS meter, go from there..
DO not trust your eyes on MINI fuses, You will get caught out..
 
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