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    Hey guys I think this might be my first thread since being on spyderlovers. anyhow with that being said I have a 2014 limited. I now have no low beam headlights or high beam headlights, I cannot find any fuse issues I went over them twice. could I be missing something here. Does not seem like it should be that confusing. any ideas?

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    You may have a burnt out bulb. There is only one per side as the Spyder uses a shutter system to block some light output for the low beam. Good time to upgrade to LED lights!
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    [QUOTE=PW2013STL;1471531]You may have a burnt out bulb. There is only one per side as the Spyder uses a shutter system to block some light output for the low beam. [B][U]Good time to upgrade to LED lights![/QUOTE][/U]

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    Is the engine running...? Very strange that both would go out at the same time if engine is off the only function for them is the flash button. At least on the RS....
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    If you have a '14 and it has any kind of mileage on it both bulbs may be gone. Both of mine went out within a couple of days of each other. Pages 152-153 of your operator's guide explain in pretty good detail how to change the bulbs. The most annoying part of the process is removing and installing all the Tupperware to get at the headlamps themselves. I suggest you do the right side first because the headlight adjustment cable is easier to snake back into its mounting hole IMO than the left one, and here are several points to remember: 1. When you start removing bolts, be sure to put a shop cloth under any recessed one so none go falling into a black hole. 2. The headlight adjustment cable (pg 153) can fit in either of two mounting holes and the one it was installed in at the factory is marked with a grease pencil; make sure you put it back on the original hole. 3. Note when you remove the headlight that there are two rubber vent tubes on each side of the back of the housing. Be careful not to knock any of them off during the process, particularly on the left side as it's a little tighter working that side IMO. 4. The top center headlight retaining bolt (pg 153) can be a bit iffy getting started because you need a long extension on the socket; an easy way to do it is wrap a bit of painter's tape around the head of the bolt and the socket. Once you have the bolt seated the tape will come off with the socket.

    I agree with those who recommend switching to LEDs. IF you elect replace with halogen bulbs get the number off the base of a burned out bulb and purchase replacements from an auto parts store. They are cheaper than from a dealership and, most important, the come in a sealed package where the dealership bulbs come in a box that a greasy handed parts guy can grab the bulb from and destroy its life with his grubby paw.
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