Headlights work fine on high beam and really dim on low beam

Asked by Apr 28, 2012 at 09:35 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1973 superbeetle.  The headlights work fine on the high beam but both go very dim on low beam, almost out.

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225

Check the ground contacts and clean to shiny bare metal surface and tighten up generator/alternater connections see if that helps.

35

when headlights are dim it is usually always grounds. just as handicare stated.

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