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04 optima my 04 optima has a problem with its headlight switch. The parking lights come on when switched, but headlights will not.....mabe switch is bad?...no blown fuse

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  • DoubleJam Sep 23, 2008

    I have pretty much the same problem. I have Hi Beams parking and fog lights but my low beams just don't work. I figured a fuse was blown cause what is the odds that both bulbs would blow at the same time? I checked the fuse in the dash and it was fine. I traded the Relay in my engine compartment from the AC which is the same relay and they still didnt work. I am going to go get a new bulb now to see if that is the problem. Hope so, sure dont want to have to deal with the expensive/crappy service from my dealer. Will let you know.

  • tsunamibombs Dec 16, 2008

    have same issue highs work lows dont fuses good but i blow bulbs almost weekly.

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I would definitely look into the switch at this point. Make sure there are no blown fuses in the relay as well. But most likely your switch is the problem.

Side note. The bulbs are still good in the car right. I have seen cases where both headlights burn out because of voltage surges caused by bad wiring etc. Also I have seen someone pull the headlight switch in a certain position so both the dim and brights were on (depending on car) and this caused both headlights to burn out.

Hope I could help

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