one headlight is dimmer than the other

One headlight is brighter or dimmer than the other

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Updated Tuesday Feb 06, 2018

Problem

On cars with HID Xenon headlights it is common for one of the headlights to be dimmer than the other. This is often caused by HID bulb reaching the end of its life. 

Was the headlight bulb recently changed? It may have been changed with a bulb that had different color temperature making it appear different or dimmer than the other headlight. 

Common Causes
  • Old headlight bulb
  • Wiring short
  • Cloudy headlight
  • Non matching bulb color remperature
Solution

To fix the problem where one of the headlights is dinner or brighter than the other you will need to remove the dim bulb and replace it. If that doesn't fix the problem, check the voltage to the bulb. A short or poor ground can cause the voltage to be less than 12 volt. 

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Lights