How to Troubleshoot Your Ford Crown Victoria Headlights
Driving in absolute darkness can seem like a scene from a horror movie since you don't know what's in front of you until your car hits it. Thankfully, though, you've got a pair of lights that help you see the road in front of you. With your Ford Crown Victoria headlights turned on, you'll also be able to handle going out in a downpour, a blizzard, or fog. However, it can be quite scary when you encounter a problem or two with these lights as you're driving through these rough weather conditions. But, don't let horrific scenarios run rampant in your head. Just keep calm, and wait until you're warm and dry in your garage before trying to troubleshoot your headlights.
Checking the headlights
Your Ford Crown Victoria headlight assemblies might be able to tell you what has caused them to stop working as they did before. For instance, flickering headlights might be caused by loose bulbs that you need to re-install. Meanwhile, if your headlight fixtures become foggy or clouded, then it could be because of having worn out plastic lenses that might need resurfacing. Alternatively, your headlights might be telling you that they have moisture behind their lenses so they need to be replaced. So, be sure to check the assembly first before doing other tests.
Checking the headlight's electrical circuit
Just like the other electrical equipment on your Ford Crown Victoria headlights has a circuit that you can begin checking with your fuse. Locate the fuse box and disconnect the headlight's fuse with a pair of fuse pullers so that you can inspect it. If you don't see any damages to the fuse, you can return it in place. You will have to check the other parts of the circuit to find which part might be need of replacing. But, if you see that the wiring has been frayed or if its plastic sheathing has been stripped, then you'll need to leave the replacement job to a professional. Finally, don't forget to check the strength of your battery's charge since this part can indicate a problem with itself or with your alternator