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Both passenger side headlights are out, with no power to…

Both passenger side headlights...

Both passenger side headlights are out, with no power to them.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Consistent

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

2001 V70

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your V70 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just checked the voltage at the headlight.

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Both the driver and passenger headlights are powered from the same circuit through 4 fuses 1, 2, 10, 11 in the passenger compartment. If the fuses are good and are powered when using the lamps then your no power issue is going to be broken wires.

Here is a diagram. https://www.dropbox.com/s/b8ijn6npthq4hyz/v70head.pdf?dl=0

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
If both right lights are out, would it make sense that both fuses were out (which I will check in the morning) or that the common ground had failed?

It would be rare for the right high beam fuse and right low beam fuse to fail. It is more than likely no ground to the lamp but you said there was no power.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
No power if I check with a multimeter with the negative probe in the socket's black and the hot probe in the socket's hot.

You need to use an alternate ground to confirm no power. Using all the wires at the socket to test power and ground at the same time will not tell you if you are missing power or ground if the results show no voltage.

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Customer reply replied 10 days ago
I agree - I will check it that way in the morning. Thank you for the wiring diagram. I will check back with you tomorrow.

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Customer reply replied 9 days ago
It will be a this weekend before I can get back to this. I will finish my rating then. So far so good, though.

Thanks

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Customer reply replied 6 days ago
Bad ground. The wiring diagram helped
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