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Old 02-08-2010, 04:02 PM
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headlight problems

hi all,i have a problem with my headlamps,about a year ago i installed some blueish bulbs on my 07 sxt caliber headlamps,and everthing was working fine,now both my high beams will not work only the low beams,i bought some silver stars,cause i thought it was the bulb itself,but i put them on and still doing the same thing...has anybody had this problem before?..thanks
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see my issues with my foglights . . . ive found several threads regarding lighting issues, but very little in the way of advice or solutions.
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definitely try and dis connect the battery for a bit and see if that helps.

otherwise if you still have warranty try that out.
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i will try disconnecting the battery see what happens,i read somewhere that disconecting the battery and touchin the terminals together for a little bit after disconnecting will reset the computer,but dont know,still will try it see what happens,,thanks
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i will try disconnecting the battery see what happens,i read somewhere that disconecting the battery and touchin the terminals together for a little bit after disconnecting will reset the computer,but dont know,still will try it see what happens,,thanks
Sounds like the CanBus is mad at you for running higher wattage bulbs.

To reset the PCM you only need to remove the negative terminal on the battery for about 10 minutes... this will enable all the electrical charge in the System to dissipate.
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i will try disconnecting the battery see what happens,i read somewhere that disconecting the battery and touchin the terminals together for a little bit after disconnecting will reset the computer,but dont know,still will try it see what happens,,thanks
hopefully its just the nazi computer having (another) brain fart, and it will be fine once its all connected.

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Sounds like the CanBus is mad at you for running higher wattage bulbs.

To reset the PCM you only need to remove the negative terminal on the battery for about 10 minutes... this will enable all the electrical charge in the System to dissipate.
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I know an SRT engineer mentioned to remove the negative cable from the battery and then press the gas pedal down slowly a couple times to discharge anything left over in the caps of the internal circuitry.
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ok i will also try that mopar..thanks i will let u all know how it goes...
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What wattage were your bulbs? You should never run more wattage than oem bulbs because the wiring is not designed for it. If your car is under warranty still, put the stock bulbs in and take it in. Hopefully you didnt melt anything.
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not sure what wattage they were but,i know the silverstars i just put in are the same wattage,ok i tries the battery thing an no go,but i was messing the silverstars i just bought and now one side works fine high and low, the passenger side,the drivers side highbeam will not work only the lo beam,i tried switching the bulbs but still not working..why when disconnecting the battery, all my radio presets still stay on,i thought that they would get erased,only the time gets reseted....?oh and yes im outta warranty...lol
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