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AFS warning light blinking

Im having issues with my 2008 GT headlights. The left main light is not coming on at all, neither low nor high beams. The dash shows an AFS failure of sorts (blinking AFS light). The right light seems to be ok.

I was thinking about just replacing the bulb, but was wondering if anyone else had similar issues? Could it be the controller (I think I read somewhere that each light has its own)?

If I decide to buy and replace the bulb, does anyone know what bulb to buy?


Thanks in advance for your help. This forum has saved me time and money more than once.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-26-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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It could be the ballast but, I would start with the least expensive thing first. If you want take the bulb from the side that's working and swap it with the side that's not. See if it lights up. If it does then you will know it's simply a bulb issue.
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Thanks a lot Craig - I don't know why I didn't think of it. I tried, and it turns out it wasn't the bulb. The low beams fuse was blown, so I changed it, but it's still not working. And I couldn't get to the high beams fuse since its in the engine compartment and they decided to use the weirdest screws in the world to secure the cover (anyone know what type of driver you need to remove the things?)

I guess I'll try to check the high beams fuse and see how that goes. I verified that if the low beams fuse is blown, neither the highs nor the lows work. Hopefully it's just the fuse, and I don't have to deal with replacing the ballast.

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Same problem did fuse fix it or was it the ballast?
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This thread is nearly 4 years old, the owner may not be around any longer but typically it's a fuse. Be sure to check there first, there is a list of them in the owners manual. If that doesn't do the trick, try the connectors or even switch a light from side to side for testing purposes. The ballasts can certainly go out but they seem to be pretty reliable.

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Thanks, should have looked more closely at the dates. Well I checked the fuses (all good), replaced the bulb (no success) I see the ballast but how do you replace it. Are you aware of a DIY?
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You can check the relays as well, you can usually just swap them temporarily with another that is the same spec and functioning to test and see if that helps. The ballasts can be replaced you may check with a shop that sells the ballast parts, they may be able to help you identify your exact ballast and offer replacement parts. Our guess is that it would be cheaper than the factory replacements.

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Thanks, should have looked more closely at the dates. Well I checked the fuses (all good), replaced the bulb (no success) I see the ballast but how do you replace it. Are you aware of a DIY?
You need to remove the wheel and entire wheel lining to access the light housing and ballast. I think you need to remove light housing, 3 screws around...quite easy....and pull out slowly after you disconnect the wiring harness (someone correct me if wrong). The ballast is located under the light housing with 4 simple screws. I know it is a pain but you may want to swap right ballast with left ballast before buying a new ballast. Let us know!
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