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With all of the different relays that are on a car, it can feel like a full-time job keeping up with them all. One of the most important safety features that a car has is properly working headlights. In some cars, the headlights fold down and are hidden from view then the car is turned off. In order for this type of system to work, the headlight closure relay will have to work properly. The relay shuts off the power to the headlight motor when the car is cut off, which then allows the lights to fold down. Every time the headlights of a car are used, the closure relay will have to work to maintain the flow of power that is needed.

The relays and switches on a car are designed to last the lifespan of the vehicle, but in some instances this is not the case. There are a variety of different things that can cause a relay to become unusable. Generally, the heat and the moisture that is produced by the engine begins to cause corrosion or rusting issues. Having rust or corrosion on the terminals of the relay can prohibit the connection that it is able to make.

If the relay is not getting a good connection, then it will be nearly impossible for the headlight closures to operate properly. In some cases, the reason why a relay will not work is due to internal issues with the wiring. Regardless of what is causing the issues with the headlight closure relay, getting it fixed in a hurry should be a top concern. Here are some of the warning signs that you may notice when it is time to replace this relay:

  • The doors on the headlights will not close when the power is shut off
  • The closure relay is only doing its job on occasion
  • The headlight doors will not open at all

Addressing this issue in a hurry will make it easy for you to maintain the functionality of your headlights. You don't want to be stuck with broken headlights. Letting professionals handle your headlight bulb replacement is your best course of action due to the large room for error that exists when trying to do it on your own.


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Andy

3 years of experience
63 reviews
Andy
3 years of experience
Ford Edge - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam, Passenger Side Low Beam) - San Jose, California
Prompt arrival to the appointment and accommodating as I needed to move up my appointment from 10am to 9am. Service was completed in less than 30 minutes. Andy provided exceptional customer service. A great experience overall!
Infiniti G35 - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Passenger Side Low Beam) - San Jose, California
Hi. I did not purchase the part from Andy. He said he will let me know about final bill. His service and professionalism was excellent. I am wai6to hear about final bill. Rajans

Marvin

5 years of experience
50 reviews
Marvin
5 years of experience
Hyundai Tiburon - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam, Passenger Side Low Beam) - Henderson, Nevada
Marvin quickly diagnosed a problem that was in dire need of attention, his thoughtful and honest responses guided me to an decision to move forward with a unexpected repair to an old car of no small significance. His sense of honesty and integrity in providing me with quality service and advice is a rarity that I am deeply grateful to have experienced and have on my side.
Kia Sorento - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam) - Las Vegas, Nevada
Marvin is wonderful! Always right on time. Explains it all. All stars- highly recommend him & will definitely if I need a mechanic request Marvin.

Alfred

12 years of experience
356 reviews
Alfred
12 years of experience
Chevrolet Tahoe - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam, Passenger Side Low Beam) - San Francisco, California
Alfred was on time, texting me a couple of times to ensure I was well aware of the progress of his arrival as well as the work that was being performed. Super Easy
Acura TSX - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam) - San Francisco, California
Alfred was both efficient and knowledgeable. A friendly guy who was punctual and polite. Would definitely book Alfred again!

Milton

36 years of experience
228 reviews
Milton
36 years of experience
Chevrolet Avalanche - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam) - Henderson, Nevada
Milton arrived on time and fixed the headlight bulb ! Very appreciative of this mobile service and Milton was so very kind and considerate !!!
Kia Forte - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam) - Henderson, Nevada
Very professional, even arrived a little early. Job was done quickly. Would definitely use his services again of needed.

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