How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Pete Your Own Question
Pete, Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 29069
Experience:  17 years automotive training and experience.
Type Your Car Question Here...
Pete is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Mazda 626: Hi there,I have a 1997 Mazda 626 lights and the

This answer was rated:

Hi there,
I have a 1997 Mazda 626 lights and the problem is when I set lights to normal beam they are very weak (park-light strength) -Full beam works fine Appreciate any help/guidance


My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.

From what you have described here this sounds like either low voltage or a poor ground signal to the low beams.

Your low beam bulbs should have two wires attached to the socket for the bulb.Make sure the wires and sockets are not corroded.If this is o.k. next would be to test the two wires with a multi meter.One wire should have battery voltage when the lights are switched on and one should have a ground signal.

If one of these signals are missing or low on voltage then the wiring would need checked to see if the ground connection is poor or corroded or if the voltage signal is corroded or damaged as well.

If these are o.k. then further testing would need done to see if this is the headlight switch itself at fault possibly or another component like a low beam relay.

I hope this info has helped here and if you need anything else let me know.

Thanks Pete

Pete and other Car Specialists are ready to help you

I am following up with you to see if you still needed help with your question you had asked.If my help didn't satisfy your question please let me know so we can continue.

Thanks Pete