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Headlight Issue

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by DoctorZ, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. DoctorZ

    DoctorZ Member

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    Took Roadster #157 for Virginia State Inspection last week......
    Everything passed except the headlights (low beams) which failed to come on when the rotary switch was turned past the parking lights stop. In fact, rotating the switch to headlight position killed the parking lights as well as the dash instrument lights. I've had this Roadster since this past April and have never driven it after dark so this came as a surprise☹️.
    Spoke to a Tesla service tech who'd 'not seen this before;' I'm scheduled for next month for a trip to Tesla in NoVA.
    He said it's either the lights themselves, fuses (checked those, #'s 15 & 16 if I remember right: they're fine) or the switch (this seems the most logical to me.)
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. augkuo

    augkuo Member

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    do you have the upgraded headlights? If not you can check the bulbs to see if they're burned out/connectors corroded.
     
  3. hcsharp

    hcsharp Active Member

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    If it's the bulbs it will give you a warning on the VDS. In addition to the switch, it could also be the switchpack.
     

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