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Headlights on low won't come on

The high beams work fine, the running lights fine. already checked fuses and bulbs. and switched relays from 'head' to 'drl' and back again. switch sounds good.

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    same problem, I've checked the fuses and the bulbs are both fine. I'm guessing it has something to do with the daytime running lights (drl) but I can't find the problem.

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Try replacing both headlights. sometimes if one goes bad they both wont work

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