Suzuki Forenza Parts And Suzuki Forenza Accessories
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The Suzuki Forenza-like its twin, the Suzuki Reno-is an unassuming, fuel-sipping compact car that\'s ideal for first-time car owners and for people who have little expertise in car repair and servicing. So it can be quite a surprise when the Forenza\'s high and low beam headlights stop working particularly if it happens while you\'re driving in a dark road.
There are many reasons why the high and low beam headlights in your Suzuki Forenza get stuck or won\'t work at all. But in many cases, the problem is due to a glitch somewhere in the electrical system. And figuring out where the problem originates is essential in returning the low and high beam headlights to normal. Here are some pointers in finding the cause and fixing malfunctioning high and low beam headlights on the Forenza:
When dealing with electrical devices such as the headlight, one must always check the fuse first. Fuses are safety devices that literally melt their wires to protect the car\'s electrical components against overcurrent. And if the fuse melts, the low or high beam headlights will cease to work.
The headlight fuse for the Suzuki Forenza is located along with other fuses in the fuse box on the lower left side of the dashboard. Check the service manual for the exact location of the fuse in the car\'s fuse box. Once you\'ve found it, carefully pull out the fuse from its slot and check its condition. If the fuse looks melted or the metal strip inside is damaged, replace the fuse and try turning on the headlights again. However, if the fuse appears fine or if the headlights still don\'t work even after installing a new fuse, the problem may be elsewhere in the vehicle.
If only one side of the headlight assembly in your Forenza isn\'t working properly, try swapping the working headlight with the malfunctioning one. If the working headlight functions when installed in the slot of the malfunctioning one, the headlight bulb or the socket is likely to be the culprit and needs to be replaced. But if the working headlight also doesn\'t work, the problem could be along the wires or the switch.
If you really are serious about getting into the bottom as to why your low and high beam headlights won\'t work properly, you have to get a voltmeter. Available in both electronics and auto parts stores, a voltmeter or multimeter will help you determine whether there is voltage running across a headlight wire, switch, or other headlight component, which in turn indicates a malfunction in that particular part.
To use a voltmeter, key the ignition and turn on the headlight switch. Once the headlights are set to the on position, place the ends of the voltmeter terminals on the electrical contacts of the headlight wire or component that you wish to test. If you read a current running on the voltmeter display, it indicates that the component is working normally. But if the voltmeter stays idle, it means no voltage is running on that part, and it is probably damaged.