Ford F-350 Super Duty Headlight Assembly
Light Up The Road: Troubleshooting a Ford F-350 Super Duty Headlight Assembly
Driving at night and on dark areas require properly working headlights. Your Ford F-350 super duty headlight assembly is built tough to endure the car's vibration. However, it's still vulnerable to wear and tear over time. To ensure that you don't lose lights while driving, check your headlight assembly for damage. Here are some of the common signs of a broken headlight together with tests to verify the problem.
One of the headlights do not work.
This means that the headlight assembly has a burned out bulb. Though the headlight assembly can last long, its lifespan depends on the number of hours of use and the amount of vibration it's subjected to. A burned out bulb can easily be replaced, restoring the headlight assembly in good condition.
The light from the headlight assembly is flickering.
A loose light bulb is one of the factors that may cause the headlights to flicker on and off. To check if the bulbs are loose, remove the headlight's casing and inspect the bulb's connection. The bulb should be fastened securely in the socket. If the problem still occurs, check if the wiring to the headlight assembly has become loosened. This leads to instability of the power flowing to the bulbs. When this happens, repair the headlight assembly immediately.
The light is noticeably dimming while driving.
Your car's headlight assembly relies on the vehicle's electrical system to produce light. When a strain is placed on the car's electrical system, the lights from the headlight assembly tend to dim. It can also be due to numerous electrical devices, such as the radio and the automatic windows, running on the vehicle at the same time. Check the wirings to see if the headlight assembly is properly connected to the car's electrical system. Inspect the vehicle's battery and alternator as well to verify where the problem is coming from.
The headlight assembly seems clouded.
A foggy or clouded headlight assembly may be the result of severe weathering over time. Since most headlights today come with plastic lenses, they become more vulnerable to weathering, resulting in yellowish, clouded or foggy headlights. Dirt buildup inside the headlight assembly can also be caused by moisture entering a broken lens. Repair or replace the headlight assembly as soon as these symptoms appear.