Mini Cooper Countryman Headlight Assembly
Common Problems of a Mini Cooper Countryman Headlight Assembly
Whether you have an expensive and durable HID or Xenon headlight assembly on your Mini Cooper, they will eventually give in and wear down because of constant use and abuse. However, you should be ready and heed the warnings, so you can be ready to replace the part as soon as it malfunctions. Here are some common problems you might encounter:
Low and high beams not functioning
When both headlight beams of your Mini Cooper fails malfunction, this can be a serious problem because you won't be able to drive safely at night. What you can do is to check the fuses of your vehicle located in the power distribution box and the interior fuse panel. Another thing you have to check is the multifunction switch or the turn signal stalk. Observe if there is a buzzing sound when you switch between the high and low beams.
If the brightness of the headlight is consistent and continues to flicker, there's a chance that will completely die down while you're still driving on the road. Check the alternator immediately when this happens and the charging of the battery as well. However, this can also cause the battery to lose its charge and cease to function as well.
No light coming from the bulb
If you know that the headlights of your vehicle are still in good condition, and then all of a sudden it stops working, it might be caused by loose connections of the wires behind it. Simply inspect the wires system and fuse of the headlight. The wires must be connected properly. Check them also if they are chipped because there's a possibility that rodents might have eaten off pieces of the wire especially if you live in urban areas. If you have encountered this type of problem, replace the wires immediately to avoid further damage to your car.
For this type of trouble with your headlight, cleaning is the best answer. Dirt and grime may have already settled in its surface and they may have caused the dimming of the bulb. However, if you have already performed a cleaning routine but the light is still dim, then you might need to replace the old bulb and buy a new one.