truck lite headlights low beam not working

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  1. Tcbtowing

    Tcbtowing Bobtail Member

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    Hello,
    First of all been using the forum for all the great info for a couple of years but it’s my first post. Hopefully not in the wrong area.

    i searched for this endlessly and found no info. Purchased a 2013 cascadia 6 months ago from auction. It was an old Penske lease truck. Today I noticed the headlight low beam was on but very dull. The headlights are the truck lite led that come with the truck. I called the dealership and they told me these are non serviceable. The entire housing would need to be replaced. The price they gave me was $1200. Little steep I was wondering what everyone else does when their led burn out? Just fork over the money? Downgrade to halogen or buy a set of headlights with projectors in them? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I am not familiar with your specific light, but I have purchased lights from Raneys Truck parts and they probably have a much cheaper solution than Freightliner. I have also found OEM replacement Pete parts on eBay for a fraction of the cost at the dealership.
     
  3. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Led’s Generally either work or they don’t. If they’re dim,I’d look at wiring to start with.
     
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  4. Tcbtowing

    Tcbtowing Bobtail Member

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    thank you. I have seen other replacements. The lights off the truck lite are really good. I didn’t want to downgrade but I might have to. Can sell my driver side headlight and buy a pair or two with that.
     
  5. Tcbtowing

    Tcbtowing Bobtail Member

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    I will have to check all that out. Just happened to me this morning. I was also wondering if maybe the ballast went bad? I will definitely check all the wiring. Thank you
     
  6. LondRanger

    LondRanger Road Train Member

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    Can you post pics? I don’t think leds came on a 2013 unless it’s an aftermarket light. If so replace with original headlights housing and just replace bulb with led.
     
  7. Tcbtowing

    Tcbtowing Bobtail Member

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    this is the first time posting a photo hope it comes out right. They are definitely truck lite brand. Read an article that Penske always purchases with these lights standard.
    I wish I could replace the bulb but I can’t the entire headlight assembly is sealed.
     
  8. Tcbtowing

    Tcbtowing Bobtail Member

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    Passenger side light is the one that is very dim. But it does say truck lite on the housing.
     
  9. LondRanger

    LondRanger Road Train Member

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    I don’t think the harness is different then the stock Cascadia, meaning the headlight housed the LED circuit board needed to run it.

    if that’s the case might be cheaper to replace headlight with stock versions and just change out the bulbs to LED.

    hope that helps on the cost reduction as I’ve never seen these headlights on a stock cascadia always aftermarket.
     
  10. boneebone

    boneebone Road Train Member

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    A good source for replacement HID and LED headlight assemblies and retrofit kits is www.deepspacelighting.com
     
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