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    Default VW Polo Headlamps wont Dip/Dim

    I have a 4 yr old Polo whose head lights
    wont flick to Dim / Low Beam when required.
    I can get them on bright per normal
    ... but when I dip the switch only get
    v. dim park or night lights.
    I suspect the problem does not lie with the bulbs but rather the switching relay or possibly the round dashboard switch : Off/Park/MainBeams
    Where is the the relay panel located
    and how is it accessed ?
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    Default Re: VW Polo Headlamps wont Dip/Dim

    H7 globes? on dim both blown/ fused.

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    Default Re: VW Polo Headlamps wont Dip/Dim

    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    H7 globes? on dim both blown/ fused.
    The lamps are fine on bright but dont dim.
    Theyre not compound two function (high & low beam) bulbs as in older cars as far as I can see... or is there a seperate bulb for dim:low beam ?
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    Default Re: VW Polo Headlamps wont Dip/Dim

    The amarok has 2 seperate beams. my sons polo and jetta and as I have observed all vw have 2 seperate beams.
    The fuse for the hi and low share.
    If you had the low beam replaced by night breakers or eq . remove the bulbs and test them.
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    Default Re: VW Polo Headlamps wont Dip/Dim

    I remember my brother having the same issue on his Polo and having to replace the light stalk eventually? Know he drove around with his bright bulbs removed as they didn’t switch off at all.

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    Default Re: VW Polo Headlamps wont Dip/Dim

    Think its the headlight switch, if something goes wrong, control unit decides its safer to have lights on permanently rather than risk having no lights at night. Switch is easy to remove, maybe find someone willing to let you test with their switch
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