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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Headlight Assembly

Avoiding Accidents: Troubleshooting Your Chevrolet Monte Carlo Headlight Assembly

Your Chevrolet Monte Carlo headlight assembly is not built to last forever. No matter how tough and heavy-duty the assembly is, it is still susceptible to damage caused by a number of factors, such as age, weather elements, and driving conditions. Over time, your Chevy's headlight assembly may wear out and fail to function properly. In worst cases, it may not even work at all, leaving you with absolutely no source of illumination. Defective headlights, as you very well know by now, can increase your risk of getting into a serious car accident. To ensure your safety and that of your passengers, it is important to address headlight assembly problems right away. If your headlights are malfunctioning, do some troubleshooting to save them from total failure. Read the guide below to find the causes behind some headlight assembly problems.

Dim headlights

Headlights are designed to produce the same light intensity over the course of their service life. If your headlights are producing weaker or dimmer than normal beams, then you may have some problems with your Chevy's charging system. This may also cause the brightness or light intensity of your headlights to change when the engine is revved. If this happens, check your car's alternator system. A faulty alternator or a loose alternator drive belt is probably causing this problem and hampering your battery's ability to power your electrical components properly. To test the charging system for proper function, observe the charging voltage while your engine is on idle mode. A properly working charging system should have a voltage reading of at least 13.5 to 14.5 volts. A reading less than 13 volts indicates a faulty charging system. Have it checked by a mechanic and replace the malfunctioning parts right away.

No headlight voltage

If both of your headlights are not working, then it is most likely a voltage problem. To determine the cause, check the headlight's wiring, relay, module, switches, and fuse. These parts work together to supply power to your headlights, so you need to test each of them for damage and replace the busted components if necessary.

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  • Maintenance and Restoration Tips for Your Chevrolet Monte Carlo Headlight Assembly 27 February 2013

    Your Chevrolet Monte Carlo headlight assembly is your weapon in the dark and your only means of survival when navigating poorly lit areas. Road accidents are unavoidable if you're not armed with a reliable source of illumination in low-light conditions, so keeping your headlight assembly in tiptop condition is important to ensure your safety. Due to extreme weather conditions and frequent use, your headlights may no longer look as shiny and polished as when you first bought them. Over time, the headlights may become foggy, hazy, and dirty, resulting in scattered beams and poor visibility. Foggy and dirty headlights will not only increase your risk of getting into an accident, but they will also decrease the charm of your Chevy. To keep your headlight assembly in good shape, you need to perform regular maintenance and restoration. Here are some tips you can follow in maintaining your Chevrolet Monte Carlo headlight assembly:

    Keep moisture out.

    Moisture is a dreaded element that can basically ruin your headlights and cause them to malfunction. It's a silent enemy that can seep inside your headlight housing through cracks, holes, and broken seals. Before you know it, your entire headlight is already a victim of interior condensation. Don't panic, though, because you can still do something to remedy the problem. Removing moisture from the housing is as easy as 1-2-3 with the help of a hair dryer. Simply blast the inside of the housing with hot air from the dryer to eliminate moisture and clear up the fogging. For sealed housings, drilling small vent holes on top and placing it under the sun for several hours can help evaporate the drops of water trapped inside. To keep moisture out, use silicone glue to seal the holes and apply epoxy on cracks.

    Apply surface-protecting solutions on your headlights regularly.

    Aside from keeping moisture out and cleaning your headlights, you also need to apply surface protectors regularly to shield them from damage caused by UV rays, oxidation, and road debris. Car wax and headlight restoration products leave a layer of protection that can keep off damage effectively. Coating the outer surface of your headlights with protecting solutions will keep them clear and dirt-free for a long period of time.