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hey guys ever since i bought my E320 not to long ago i get the LAMP DEFECTIVE message when i turn my lights on at night. so i got out of the car and check if my head lamps were out or something. strange thing is that my right side headlamp and fog lamps work great not a problem. but the left side head lamp works but park light circle and the fog light barley come on when the lights are on. also when you put the high beams on only the right head lamps come on with the high beams. the left side is nothing at all. everything is turned off. i will post pics soon.

haha this is my attempt on paint to show you what it looks like when the lights are on.

 

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(that is not my car above) also when you hit the horn when lights are on it does not work. it lights up some of the insturment cluster tho....very strange.
 

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i changed the park light bulb (H7) and it stayed the same. so its not the bulbs i dont think
 

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H7 would be the high beam bulb in that smaller round eye. The other bulb in the same small round eye is the Parking and Standing Lamp (aka City lamp), which is a H6W (6 W bulb), IIRC.
 

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from your pics, it appears as though there are some yellow spotches in front
of your headlamps and no doubt preventing them from operating properly.
maybe clean them up and polish the lens first. hope that helps.
 

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i keed....i keed...

almost sounds like a bad connection. you say that the light barely lights up,
then not at all when the HIGH beam is invoked, correct? in my head, I get
a sense that with lower load, one light barely works...dim, but lights. but
when you flip the HIGH beams on, that same light stays dars. am i correct?

also, your description (left/right) seems opposite of the photo. this may
make a diff in how I process the possible causes in my head. can you verify
the sides again? right should be passenger side....left should be driver side.
tnx
 

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hahahhaa i brought it to my mechanic and he took a quick look at it and they said the ground rusted out and i just need to re ground it. good news! not gonna break the bank at all:D:D:D:D:D:D
 
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