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Hi Folks-

Found this forum after searching around the internet for answers, and appreciate the friendly help I've seen throughout this forum. I hope you can help me!

Low beams don't work. The fuses are fine (under the dash, and in the engine compartment) and the bulbs look good. The fact that both went out at the same time has me wondering. One post on this forum for something not related mentioned a headlight relay behind the fuse panel? Can someone point me toward that?

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Welcome and hello from another Portland member!

I actually have heard of another member who had both of his low beam bulbs burn out at the same time so I'd try replacing the bulbs and see what happens.

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Oh. My. God.

It was the freakin' bulbs. I never would have expected two bulbs to go out a the same instant. I probably spent an hour inspecting everything, looking online, and everything else an amateur could do before just putting in a new bulb.

I'm an idiot...

Even looked at the bulbs themselves and couldn't tell that the filament was burned out. Comparing them to new bulbs, it's near impossible to tell. I did put in two different bulbs- the local bimart was down to just two anyways, and now one is a longer lasting model. So hopefully that will cut down the chance of them burning out at the same time again.

Welp, I guess that's a relief! Thanks for the reply Andrew.

Of course, now I'll worry about what could have caused that. Pure chance? Or an electrical surge going on? we'll see...

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Yours is only the second case of this that I've heard of in almost six years of interaction with the Hyundai community so I wouldn't be concerned about it happening again. I'd consider it to be mere chance and a fluke.

What part of town are you in? I'm hoping you'll stick around...there are very few members from this part of the country, let alone Portland.

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Dear jmark,

On a 2004 Santa Fe? OLD AGE caused the bulbs to burn out. The fact is you probably got a year more of light than you were entitled to.

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Did you see a small chrome dot on the bulb glass ?

Theres another topic floating here or at the other forum of similar name where fella asking about his lights not working..

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Oh. My. God.

It was the freakin' bulbs. I never would have expected two bulbs to go out a the same instant. I probably spent an hour inspecting everything, looking online, and everything else an amateur could do before just putting in a new bulb.

I'm an idiot...

Even looked at the bulbs themselves and couldn't tell that the filament was burned out. Comparing them to new bulbs, it's near impossible to tell. I did put in two different bulbs- the local bimart was down to just two anyways, and now one is a longer lasting model. So hopefully that will cut down the chance of them burning out at the same time again.

Welp, I guess that's a relief! Thanks for the reply Andrew.

Of course, now I'll worry about what could have caused that. Pure chance? Or an electrical surge going on? we'll see...

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I have had that happened to me too.. I used the silverstar ultras but I just may have got a bad batch.. of coarse it don't help when flicking them high low real fast warning of people of a cop on the side road.. and similar issue I had with a tail light bulb looked fine but something inside before the filament burnt out.. so I chucked it out and replaced and it was fine now.. and I guess same can happen with headlight bulbs too.
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Thanks everyone for the info! Hey lovemysantafe, I'm in SE near Reed college. I'll drop in here occasionally!

Take care ya'll,
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Same thing happened to me on a 2007 Entourage. Cause of simultaneous low-beam failure was due to jump starting another vehicle with the lights on. All fuses were good, but both bulbs blew at the same time. Bulbs looked okay (not burnt out) but replacing them did the trick.
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