2003 Kia Sorento w/ 145k mi. Driver's side headlight (Hi-beam, H1) has intermittent open circuit. Definitely not bulb. I've replaced it & both new and old bulbs check OK for continuity. Not a fuse problem, as the pass. side hi-beam is unaffected, and they're not fused seperately. Last time I pulled the headlight (& replaced the H1) the socket checked 'dead' at first, and then suddenly was 'live.' The light worked for about a week, and now is out again.Where is the problem likely to be?
Year: 2003Make: KiaModel: SorentoEngine: V6
examined visible connections, checked fuses, relays.
Welcome to just answer. Its in the wiring or connection someplace behind that socket did you do a ohm reading on them
No. Haven't checked resistance. So far, it seems to be either 'on' or 'off' as I said--an intermittent open circuit. What would I look for, exactly? Are you familiar with this particular vehicle? Is there a connector or other component that you've seen fail?
Look fro frayed wiring check the backside of connector also look for friction points on wiring and lastly make sure the ground is good and tight.
I'll pull it apart tomorrow & look again. I'll get back to you afterward--probably 24 hrs from now.
ok let me know