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Headlight issues (in a bind - need help fast)

Currently pulled over on side of interstate...

Just purchased car, driving home. Everything works great runs fine etc.

Out of nowhere both headlights just turned off on me. Parking lights still on... Tail lights work fine, blinkers fine, gauge cluster etc all still light up. It's just both headlight bulbs are out.
Is there a specific fuse? No manual in car but then agai if it were a fuse wouldn't orange parking lights go out too?

Need help asap thanks guys !
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Currently pulled over on side of interstate...

Just purchased car, driving home. Everything works great runs fine etc.

Out of nowhere both headlights just turned off on me. Parking lights still on... Tail lights work fine, blinkers fine, gauge cluster etc all still light up. It's just both headlight bulbs are out.
Is there a specific fuse? No manual in car but then agai if it were a fuse wouldn't orange parking lights go out too?

Need help asap thanks guys !
what kind of car? specifics plz...

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Car is an '01 Gt roush edition. No aftermarket HiD mods are any such to lights. In fact i was just admiring how well they lit up the road the lighting in my last mustang sucked!
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Car is an '01 Gt roush edition. No aftermarket HiD mods are any such to lights. In fact i was just admiring how well they lit up the road the lighting in my last mustang sucked!
do the high beams work?

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No highs or lows don't work
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im gonna say either both bulbs happened to go out, electrical problem, or fuse. my best bet would be if you have good fuses, that the bulbs went out. its not uncommon for them to go out together.

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Fuse 10 and 38 under the dash are okay, just changed them anyway with no luck. Thanks for that diagram
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If i take the bulbs out can i tell my looking at them if they're bad? I managed to make it to a big gas station with hotel rite across the street, could be way worse!
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Thanks for posting that picture of amp fuses and what they are.

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If i take the bulbs out can i tell my looking at them if they're bad? I managed to make it to a big gas station with hotel rite across the street, could be way worse!
Yeah, sometimes they look burnt.

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Bulbs look perfect, brand new
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check the wiring, could be a bad ground.
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did they go out over a bump or something? And you said they are HIDs or they are not HIDs?


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Driving lights?
Is that the orange Side marker lights? Yes they are on and work fine. Blinkers also works. The actual headlight bulbs (high/low beam) will not work.

They are not HID.
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Is that the orange Side marker lights? Yes they are on and work fine. Blinkers also works. The actual headlight bulbs (high/low beam) will not work.

They are not HID.
I was actually talking about what people refer to as "fog lights". I'm guessing if you have them, they are not working either?

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Ah sorry! No the car does
Not have fog lights. : /

At this point im no longer in a bind I've already gotten a hotel room however come tomorrow night i will need suggestions : /
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make your own harness... Battery to relay 12v source in. ground relay. signal from headlight switch to trigger on relay. positive output from relay to low beam bulb. this draws 13.5-14v straight from the battery giving a bit more light output and bypasses any issues in the cars wiring. Sorry, Im kinda typing this out on my droid so I can attach pics and stuff.....



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