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My headlight are not working, started with the left and now…

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My headlight are not...

My headlight are not working, started with the left and now the right went out

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?

Checked fuses and they are fine. My husband checked the bulb on left and it was fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Subaru?

2014 crosstrek

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just fuses and bulbs

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

My right brake light stoped working as the front left head light. Brights work just fine.

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Subaru Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you
Subaru Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago
Tell me, did your husband actually replace the bulb (s) or just check them?
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
This is better for me.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No he pulled them out and examined them to find they were not burned out
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I hear a click in the dash on passenger side
Subaru Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago
Ok, well it is tough to tell if a halogen headlight bulb is actually bad by looking at them. If the fuse is ok, and the high beams work, I recommend trying a new bulb first. I think that this may be the problem. I also say this because one went out, and then the other.
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Subaru Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago
If your husband has a 12 volt test light handy, then he could verify that there is voltage at the bulb socket. If so, then it has to be the bulb.
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
When this first happened my left headlight and my left brake light went out at the same time
Subaru Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

Hmmm, it is possible that the vehicle's charging system is causing the voltage to be a little too high which can cause premature bulb failure. I have seen this before. Try a new bulb. If it does not work, then let me know and I will pull up the wiring diagrams and see what else it may be.

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Subaru Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

Hello, were you able to try a new bulb yet?

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Subaru Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 1 month ago

Hello, just checking back t see if you got the lights working or if you still need further assistance. Please let me know when you get a chance.

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