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Low beam lights problem

My low beam lights will not come on when car starts, but the high beam lights i can turn on manually

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  • ESBeattie Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem...I have a multi-meter.  Now what?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Turn the key on.

    Turn the low beam headlamps on.

    Look for 12 VDC power in the solid RED wire at both headlamp sockets.

    Please advise your findings.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I need to know if your car is USA, Canada, or world market, and do you have daytime running lamps.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I can help you here, do you have access to a 12 volt test lamp?

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The car is USA and I had daytime running lamps.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

Yes

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: low beam headlights

Try swapping #45 cooling fan relay and #46 HDM (headlight driver module) relay in the underhood fuse block. These are solid state modules and are not like conventional relays.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

j_del
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SOURCE: INOP low beam and high beams

The problem is the headlight switch itself - it's one of the most common failures on these cars. The part, brand-new, is about $158 from ECSTuning.com. Replacing it involves removing the airbag and steering wheel - not difficult but a little nerve-wracking due to the power of the airbag.

If this is something you want to tackle on your own, reply back here and I can give you a step-by-step on doing the work yourself. Or you can go to a shop/dealer and just have them do it. They'll probably charge you at least two hours' labor, even though it's a 40 minute job. Let me know what you would like to do.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

jmgldsmth
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SOURCE: one head light wont turn

replace the headlight bulbs both should be replaced as a unit

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Low beam headlights on 95 honda civic dx

There are two filiments in each headlamp; one for low beams, and the other for high beams. It is possible that the both right and left low beam filiments burned out at nearly the same time. Otherwise, there may be a fuse, or headlight relay that is causing the problem. If all these check out good, it may be your headlight switch needs to be replaced.
Mark

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: low beams don't work - both out at the same time.

DID YOU CHECK THE BULBS?

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

Testimonial: "spot on."

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Focus - High beam / low beam problem with headlights

just replace the dimmer switch under the column its wore out on the low beam side

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

Testimonial: "It's great to know that there's not a whole lot more to check! I wouldn't have guessed I was so close. Thanks!"

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No low beam. Good high beam. No day lights. What's wrong?


No on the fuse . The LH HDLP and RH HDLP fuse in the fuse block - under hood, supply battery positive voltage to both low and high beam lamps at all times. For manual operation, when the headlamp switch is in the ON position, the headlamp switch supplies ground directly to the headlamps and to the body control module (BCM) on the headlamp low or high beam signal circuit, depending on the position of the headlamp dimmer switch. The BCM uses this signal to determine if the conditions are present to illuminate the daytime running lamps or park lamps.
The headlamps may be turned on 2 different ways. First, when the driver places the headlamp switch in the ON position, for manual operation. Second, with the headlamp switch placed in the OFF position activating automatic lamp control (ALC).For ALC operation, the BCM receives a signal from the ambient light sensor indicating a low or high ambient, outside, light level. Under low light conditions the BCM grounds the headlamp relay control circuit energizing the headlamp control relay. The now closed relay supplies ground through the headlamp switch to the headlamps and the BCM on the headlamp low or high beam signal circuit, depending on the position of the headlamp dimmer switch. When the BCM grounds the headlamp relay control circuit it also grounds the park lamp relay control circuit illuminating the park lamps. The headlamp relay is grounded at G203.
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The low beam headlamps operate at reduced intensity when in daytime running lamps (DRL) mode. The ground circuit to the switch side of the DRL relay has a resistor in-line to reduce the intensity of the low beam headlamps for DRL operation. The body control module (BCM) receives a signal from the ambient light sensor indicating a low or high ambient, outside, light level. Under daylight conditions the BCM grounds the DRL relay control circuit energizing the DRL control relay. The now closed relay supplies ground directly to the low beam headlamps and to the BCM on the headlamp low beam signal circuit. The low beam headlamps now illuminate with reduced intensity. The DRL relay is grounded at G203. Any time the headlamps are illuminated the DRL will not illuminate. Manual park lamps do not effect DRL operation.

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When dimmer switch is turned to high, the two high beam only light up, the low / high main lamp goes off.


It is normal that when you select high beam that the two high beam lights come on and the low beams switch off. the light position should show high beam
It goes off on low beam when the high beam lights go off and the low beams light up
If the light is reversed then check the wiring to the light
You didn't mention what car it is but if it has a light module then the problem may be in it.

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Low beam or running lights come on when car is started but when you turn headlights on these lights go out and the other two headlights turn on. When you put them on high beam all four lights go out....


the lights that turn on when the car is started are the driving lights that are common in newer cars,, once you select the lights on the switch, these will turn off and the low beams take over,, High beams with a 4 light system is normal for what your describing , if they go out,, you either have a relay problem or the switch itself is going out,

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just replace the dimmer switch under the column its wore out on the low beam side

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My 87 k5 blazer headlights don't turn on when the car is started and running any more... all 4 headlights turn on fine when I pull the lever all the way out for high beams


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First place to start is with headlight switch. I did have a case many years ago when both high beams were blown out at once, but this is rare. When you have the headlight switch out, jump power from te low beams to the high beam contacts. If high beams come on, replace switch.
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