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Headlights come on and off sometimes, Yes I checked the

Customer Question

Headlights come on and off sometimes
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: Yes I checked the fuses and relays
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2005 XLR
JA: Are you fixing your XLR yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I thought it was the exam switch A4 headlight switch and I'll replace that but they came on for a little while and then turned off and they're still doing the same thing as before
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Well they come on for a little while like I said and then they'll shut off there last night they went on for about half an hour and then the shut off on the highway
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Ryan Schott replied 2 months ago.

Are both the low and high beam inoperative when this happens?

Expert:  Ryan Schott replied 2 months ago.

Sorry I don't keep my phone on me at work someone may pick it up but I will help you from here as best I can.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
sorry, i had to leave the shop. if you can call me, I can take the call anywhere i happen to be.(###) ###-####Conrad Oropeza
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Headlights come on and off sometimes
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: Yes I checked the fuses and relays
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2005 XLR
JA: Are you fixing your XLR yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I thought itwas the exam switch A4 headlight switch and I'll replace that but they came on for a little while and then turned off and they're still doing the same thing as before
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Well they come on for a little while like I said and then they'll shut off there last night they went on for about half an hour and then the shut off on the highway
13 September 2016 11:00
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
both at the sametime
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Light on my cadillac XLR 2005 will dim and I can hear the ballester kick in but they stay dim.What can it be?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You mention all lamps going out and also mention them dimming. I would first suspect a lack of ground if the problem affects both high and low beam and if they do sometimes light or are dim. The first thing I would recommend is either adding a redundant ground or voltage drop testing the ground circuit at the time the problem is happening.

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