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    Hi

    One of my headlights blew so I bought and fitted 2 H1 Osram nightbreakers, but have only had them light up briefly when I was testing them, since then I plug the bulb into the white holder and the holder into the power socket and I get no light, occasionally if I wiggle the bulb around slightly I can get it to flicker on for a second

    I am getting 12v to the socket and still get 12v to the holder (I even tried a new holder to no avail) and am struggling to think of reasons they won’t light up

    Facelift EP3 btw
    Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks

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    Sounds like a dodgy connection. Maybe a pin on the loom or something? Maybe you're seeing power when testing if you're applying pressure to the holder/socket and that's helping the connection.

    Do you get any movement in the loom/connection when you're wiggling the bulb/holder/socket about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazz View Post
    Sounds like a dodgy connection. Maybe a pin on the loom or something? Maybe you're seeing power when testing if you're applying pressure to the holder/socket and that's helping the connection.

    Do you get any movement in the loom/connection when you're wiggling the bulb/holder/socket about?
    I plugged the holder in and very gently with a multimeter tested the voltage at the contacts there ensuring no pressure was applied to loom and read 12.5v, so not to sure what’s stopping the bulb lighting

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    Hmm, very odd. How about the bulb itself, have you tried another?
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    Yeah and this is on both sides of the car, tried with 2 new bulbs which I can see arnt blown, I might pop to the shops and get another set of bulbs just in case to rule that out

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