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Old 11-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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No high beams

Still getting used to this '02 GT. I have no high beams. I have the dash indicator that says they are on but nothing up front. If I push the lever, my low beams go off (with an indicator). If I flash them nothing happens. Any clues?
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Bad relay somewhere sounds like. I'd flip on the hi beams and then start working your way back from the headlight plug with a multi-meter.
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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This isn't hids is it?
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This isn't hids is it?
No, stock '02.
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Only HIDs on cars from back then are retrofits or ricers who install chinese HIDs in stock housings.
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Only HIDs on cars from back then are retrofits or ricers who install chinese HIDs in stock housings.
Which I see very often. My car had hids when I bought it. Low beams only.
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Only way to do it properly is to pay for a full HID retrofit or use aftermarket projectors and most aftermarket projectors just give you the ability to control the cutoff. The beam spread is not great but at least you aren't blinding anyone. When I did my 98 I put DEPO projectors in and did HIDs in the projectors only. Hi beams were Philips HIR halogens.
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Have you checked the highbeams fuse?
It's in the passenger compartment fuse box. It's in location #38 and it is a 20 amp fuse.
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Only way to do it properly is to pay for a full HID retrofit or use aftermarket projectors and most aftermarket projectors just give you the ability to control the cutoff. The beam spread is not great but at least you aren't blinding anyone. When I did my 98 I put DEPO projectors in and did HIDs in the projectors only. Hi beams were Philips HIR halogens.
I've had my car for 2 years with the hids and ebay(I assume anyway, thankfully they're not too ricey looking) headlights. I'm going back to factory very soon. It's a great thing I don't drive the car at night cuz I can't see ****.
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I used to drive an elantra, and i put HID's in the stock housing (slightly modified to add a cutoff). the only reason i did that was because the standard h11 bulbs were awful. When i bought my 02 gt, I was glad that the stock headlights were in the trunk. Sold the ricey ones the previous owner put on, polished up the stock ones, and threw in some sylvania silverstars (not as good as philips) and it gave me as much visibility as the HIDs in the elantra.

I've always felt like the visibility from mustang headlights was pretty good stock.


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I had a good set of OEM bulbs in my 95 Cobra and I could always see just fine. Ppl complaining about them either have fogged housings or don't have them aimed right or have a **** bulb in my experience.
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Have you checked the highbeams fuse?
It's in the passenger compartment fuse box. It's in location #38 and it is a 20 amp fuse.
Thanks, I'll give that a shot. I haven't had a car with an electrical problem in over thirty years and am just out of practice where to start. The old cars didn't have fuses for the headlights (high or low), they had fusible links. I've seen where it calls for #5007 bulbs, does that sound right?
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9007 is the headlight bulb size.
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9007 is the headlight bulb size.
Right, thx.
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Have you checked the highbeams fuse?
It's in the passenger compartment fuse box. It's in location #38 and it is a 20 amp fuse.
I borrowed my neighbor last night, who is much smaller than me and is nearsighted so he could see the fuse box and find number 38. He replaced it to no avail. I've seen several other forum posts where others have had the same problem but no one ever seems to get it fixed. I guess they put up with it. I really miss mine as I prefer flashing stupid drivers over honking the horn.
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