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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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2005 Drivers side low beam not working.

My drivers side low beam headlight went out in the car. I took the headlight assembly apart to get to the bulb thinking just the bulb burnt out but the bulb is fine. I then checked the fuse I think it was fuse number 17 and that was also fine. I then tested to see if I had power going to the light and I am not getting any power to the light. The blue wire is dead. Is this a common problem or is there more to the blue wire then I am seeing? Does anyone have a wire diagram or can point me in the right direction on what else to check?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 09:00 AM
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Have you checked to see if any other lights have stopped working? For example do the door window switch no longer light up? I had similar on my 2005 and it was a faulty switch pack. It's a $150 part but is a PITA to fit as it's under the gauges so only do this as a last resort.
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I will check that tonight and report back. Do you know what else is controlled? All the other headlights work and fog lights work.
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I think the 05 Elise has a left low beam fuse AND a right low beam fuse. Check both fuses. Or, examine all your fuses with a flashlight, if one is blown, it should be obvious. Note, pulling some fuses (like to the ECU) can force your car to re-learn it's fuel air ratio (somewhat of a pain). Never pull fuses with the key in the ignition. I popped my accessory fuse, it's failure was visible without even pulling the fuse.

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If it is the switch pack the following links may help if you have to replace it. The first is probably the most useful.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f286...-module-82200/
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f129...ruction-91573/

The switchpack is fiddly to replace and you may end up needing other parts as you need a fair amount of pressure to pull some of the parts off. I only ordered the switchpack once the car was disassembled as lotus garage shipping is a rip off
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Guys hi. I did not want to open a new thread. I have similar problem in 111r lhd. Driver beam only not working and also fog lights. When i press the low beam switch i can hear the relay behind the instrument cluster going on. When pressing fog lights no relay sound. Any ideas?
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Please see

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/new...te=1&p=5130778

This gives a complete explanation of the switchpack, how to diagnose and how to fix. Just because you hear the relay doesnt mean that it is working. If a light is out and you have checked the fuse and bulb, the only other possibilities are wiring (unlikely unless your car has been invaded by squirrels or mice - don't laugh, this happens!, or a connection got wet and corroded) or a relay in the switch pack. After my second relay failed in the switch pack I finally found a replacement relay. I explain it in the above post.
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