Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Headlights not working in 2002 Jaguar X-Type

asked by on

My headlights are not working properly.

Your car has two options for headlights. Standard halogen for high and low beam, or HID for low beam and halogen for high beam. I’m going to assume you have the HID option. The bulb itself has no filament and lasts a long time. They do go bad though. There is also a ballast that is needed to ignite HID bulbs. I don’t know the exact problem you’re having, but the bulb or ballast will usually resolve it. There is always the possibility that you have a wiring issue, or a bad fuse, switch, or relay. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can isolate, replace, or repair the parts you need to resolve the issue you are having. Thanks!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil pan is leaking

Hello. Thank you for writing in. Unfortunately the oil pan is a pain to get to on most vehicles. There really isn't another way to access the pan. High performance compact vehicles can be even more crowded making access to...

Q: Ocassional shifting problems

Hello there, a few different faults could cause the vehicle to shift poorly. The most common would be low transmission fluid level, a shift solenoid, transmission linkage damaged, or a transmission range sensor. Always the first thing checked in any...

Q: At night, headlights briefly turn off when using turn signal

Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2012 Hyundai Veracruz. The multi-function switch near the steering wheel has been known to cause a similar issue on many vehicles. Worn contacts inside the switch can cause the exterior lighting to malfunction...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.